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Taco Soup III Recipe
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Taco Soup III

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"A hearty bean soup with a spicy taco flavor. Garnish with cheese and sour cream."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
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    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown ground beef or turkey with chopped onion, stirring frequently. Once beef is browned drain grease from pan.
  2. Add canned tomatoes, kidney beans, hominy, taco seasoning and ranch salad dressing mix. Mix well and let simmer over low heat for two hours. (Add 1 to 2 cups of water if necessary to make soup the desired consistency)
  3. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2005

I have a recipe that is very similar to this one...the great thing is, you can add just about any kind or amount of beans to it, and it's still great! If you are "stretching" this for a larger crowd, I add mexican corn, black beans and ranch beans to this, and for an extra kick, Hidden Valley has a Mexican Ranch Dip mix as opposed to the original mix. Great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2012

Eh, this was ok. To be honest, it was just way too salty for my taste, maybe because of the taco mix and the ranch mix. I used a can of Mexicorn instead of hominy and added a can of black beans. Probably won't make this again...

Nov 24, 2007

Sooo good and so easy! I just browned the beef, threw everything in the crockpot for about 5 hours on Low. Turned out perfect! I used canned corn, not hominy. I garnished with cilantro and sour cream...yum! I also threw a jar of mild salsa in the crockpot.

Dec 04, 2003

I replaced the hominy with corn. My husband loves spicy food so I also added two chopped jalapenos. It was wonderful, even better the next day.

Apr 20, 2004

This is an absolute must have recipe. Although the name is "Taco Soup III" it's really more like a chili. Very high in fiber! The standard recipe is for 6 servings, but this made a HUGE batch-more 8 servings. This will become a staple in our household!

Sep 09, 2008

excellent! great on a cold, rainy day. used beer in place of the water and it was a nice addition. great in the slow cooker. freezes well too!

Mar 11, 2004

This is an awesome recipe. I've been making it for a long time. A friend gave me the recipe. I use different kinds of beans sometimes, such as pintos. My family loves this poured over a bowl of corn chips and topped with cheese and sour cream. You can't go wrong with this easy soup.

Dec 22, 2003

I used shoepeg corn instead of hominy. Tastes even better the next day.


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  • Calories
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1543 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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