Taco Soup

Food / Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Next up in the Autumn Soup Series by Martha is her famous Taco Soup! This has been a favorite of mine for a while. It is super easy to make and is always a real crowd pleaser too. A couple of bowls of this soup will recharge you after a long day and everyone can have some fun choosing their own soup accessories like sour cream, shredded cheese, tortillas, avocado slices, etc! Sorry there is no picture for this one yet. I tried taking several, my husband thinks I might have tried a little too hard, but they all ended up looking very unappetizing so for now you’ll just have to cook up a pot of your own to see what it looks like. Have fun and enjoy!

TACO SOUP Adapted from Mary K Stillwell

Serves 12


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix (see
  • 1 pkg. Ranch dressing
  • 1 can pinto beans (I exchanged black beans for these today and it was still great!)
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1 can green chilies (optional
    if you do not want it spicy)
  • 1 can hominy
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of corn
  • 1-2 cans of water (oops I forgot this today and it was fine with all the other juices)
  • 1 bag tortilla chips (I fried some corn tortillas in coconut oil and that was yummy)
  • 1 pkg. grated Mexican cheese (if you’re not into cheese, the soup really tastes fine on it’s own without any!)
    (Kraft has one) or Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Brown beef with onion, drain. Add taco seasoning, Ranch dressing
and stir. Add rest of ingredients except for chips, cheese and sour cream. Stir all together and let it simmer until the soup is well heated. May also be cook in
crock pot on LOW until heated through, 4-6 hours.

Notes: Taco seasoning mix: you could add your own seasoning so that is not too spicy. The basic recipe for Taco seasoning is as follows and you can make less hot or add a few of the spices:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions: In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container. Season to taste.


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