Taco Soup

Taco Chili

In recently weeks, I’ve been enjoying a lot of comfort food with my family, including a few batches of soup!  I love soup, because it is a great way to get a good mix of protein, veggies, and often carbs in one meal.  Soups are also easy to make, generally speaking.  And soups go a long way!  You can use them to feed a large group, have a leftover meal (or meals), share with a sick friend, neighbor or family member, or you can freeze leftovers for a later time.

A couple of weeks ago I made up a batch of Taco Soup.  If you like chili, it’s pretty much very similar to chili, except that you use taco powder and ranching seasoning mix instead of chili powder.  The recipe I had actually called for a lot more things that what I used.  For example, it had 2 cans of green chilis and an additional can of tomatoes.  Since I didn’t use these ingredients, it made the soup very chunky like a stew, so I decided to add some broth to mix!

I just so happened to have some chicken broth on hand, so that is what I used.  I know the soup contains beef, but I figured chicken broth is good in everything, so why not try it?  Of course, it turned out great.  The soup tasted good, and it had a great consistency.  I think two cups of water would have worked just as well, and beef broth is another potential option that I’d try to you are unsure about using the chicken broth. But I personally recommend it!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!  And if you like, please check out my Salsa Chili!

Taco Soup

Taco Soup


2 pounds ground beef (you can also use stew meat or other meats you enjoy)

2 cans chili beans (pintos)

1 can kidney beans

1 can whole kernel corn

1 can Ro*tel

1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix

2 cups of chicken broth, beef broth, or water

For Garnishing:

sour cream

shredded cheddar cheese

corn chips


Brown beef in skillet and drain off fat. Add to a stew or stock pot. (You can also place in your crock pot if your prefer.) Add all canned ingredients to the pot. Then stir in taco seasoning and ranch seasoning mix. Add broth or water as needed to make your soup less thick and chunky. Simmer on medium heat, stirring often.

Serve with corn chips, sour cream, and cheese.


Homemade Taco Soup

Do you love soup as much as me?  I’d love to hear what your favorite soup, stew, or chili recipe is!