This Easy Taco Soup recipe is so simple and quick! A perfect weeknight meal that doesn't skimp on flavor, but gives you extra time to do other awesome stuff.
This Easy Taco Soup Recipe is everything a family wants in an easy weeknight dinner. Preparation is super simple and it is done in a half hour. We are cooking this in one pot and clean up is super easy! The best part is that it tastes absolutely fabulous. If your family is into taco flavors, this Easy Taco Soup Recipe is perfect for you.
What Makes this Recipe Great
First and foremost, this is a super tasty soup. I really tried to make this soup as close to a taco as possible, in that when a person takes a spoonful, they are going to get that nice taco flavoring. Additionally, we were able to use our homemade Taco Seasoning, but if you prefer to use taco seasoning packets, please do so.
Taco Soup Toppings
When I think of a modern taco, I think primarily of the taco shell and the seasoned meat, but that is not all there is to a taco. It is common to find cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, peppers, or lettuce on them, as well. You can incorporate these flavors into this soup! Just serve them as a garnish and you will be good to go.
For the purposes of my recipe and counting calories, I am going to only include tortilla chips as an essential ingredient. Beyond that, I think you should go wild. I encourage you to have fun with it and help create that distinct taco flavor. If you think it belongs in a taco, try adding it as a topping.
Chili Vs Taco Soup
One of the struggles I had when first thinking about this dish is how to separate it from chili. Chili has many of the same seasoning, ingredients, and really is very similar. I don’t, however, think them to be the same.
My taco soup is different from chili in two different ways. First, there is the broth. When I think of chili, I think of a thick, hearty, bean and beef stew that has many chili flavorings. With our taco soup, we are striving to make it more of a broth-based soup. So, while we are still using beans and chili powder (from the taco seasoning), it has a beef broth that clearly separates it from chili.
Second, with this taco soup, I am trying to closely imitate taco flavors. While tacos and chili share many ingredients, tacos still taste distinctly different than chili. My ratios of seasonings are different in my chili and I don’t use my homemade taco seasoning in my chili. I also encourage you to put toppings on this taco soup that make it feel more like a taco.
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This simple one-pot Easy Taco Soup Recipe might just become a family favorite. It is a quick and tasty meal that has barely any cleanup! The best part is that it tastes great.
- 1 Pound beef
- 1 Packet taco Seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning.
- 32 Ounces beef stock
- 10 Ounces Rotel Diced tomatoes with Green Chilis
- 1 15 Ounce Can drained black beans
- 1 15 Ounce Can drained pinto beans
- 1 2 ¼ Ounce can black olives, sliced and drained
- 4 Ounce can diced green chilis
- 12 tortilla chips
- Add beef to Large Soup Pot over medium-high heat
- Cook and stir 5-7 minutes until crumbly and brown.
- While browning, open all cans and containers.
- Add taco seasoning per packet instructions or use homemade taco seasoning instructions.
- Add Beef stock and stir
- Add rest of ingredients, minus tortilla chips.
- Simmer for 15 minutes to a half hour.
- Garnish with tortilla chips, any other toppings, and serve!
- Options for other toppings include shredded cheese, avocado, lettuce, peppers, or sour cream
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