Friday, January 28, 2011

Taco Soup

This is such a yummy, easy soup. Start it in the morning and no matter how busy your afternoon is, you'll have dinner waiting for you when you get home!

I got this recipe off of my friend Julie's blog, Real (Good) Cooking. The flavors are mild, making it very kid-friendly. If you don't have kiddos to worry about and like a bit of a kick, add a few drops of Tabasco.

Taco Soup

serves 4

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 packet of taco seasoning, or if you buy the big containers like I do, 2 rounded Tbsps
2 cans of diced tomatoes (with chiles if you have them)
1 can corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, and sour cream for garnish (optional)

Cook ground beef and onion together over medium-high heat until beef is browned and onion is translucent. Drain off fat.
Add half the packet of taco seasoning (or 1 rounded Tbsp) and 1/4 cup of water to the meat mixture. Cook and stir until seasoning is blended in and water is absorbed.
Place meat mixture in the bottom of your crock pot and add corn and juices, tomatoes and juices and the rinsed black bean. Sprinkle remainder of taco seasoning on top.
Add 1/2 cup of water (tomatoes will give off more juice while cooking) and stir.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. I loved how my house smelled while this was cooking all day!
Serve with chips, shredded cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream!
 This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 9.



  1. all your recipes look amazing! I can't decide on which one to try!

  2. Taco soup is one of my FAVORITES! I love how simple it is to put together and how great it is, no matter how long it sits. I have a friend who kindly refers to it as "dump soup"--because all you have to do (besides browning the meat) is to literally dump in the ingredients and let them sit. That's college students for you! ;)