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Taco Soup VII Recipe

Taco Soup VII

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"If you love tacos, you just have to try this soup! It's simple to make and uses ingredients that you may already have in the house! Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese and crushed up nacho chips. I like to use spicy kidney beans."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the grease, and add the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, corn and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to mesh.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2002

This was a really simple dish that turned out great. I used one can of chopped tomatoes and one can tomato sauce (I think that's what the recipe wants to say). I added taco seasoning instead of the onion soup mix. In the end, I didn't find it quite spicy enough so I just added a ton of garlic and chilli and VOILA - I made some delicious chilli, quite by accident! The corn tastes really great in this. I used less meat. Quick and easy and would be great to make in huge batches for potlucks..

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2014

Where to begin with this recipe? Points added for simplicity and pantry fixings. Points removed for the directions and the ingredients not matching. Which is it? Taco seasoning, or onion soup mix? No liquid? How is this considered a soup? It's so thick that pasta sauce has more liquid in it. To remedy this entire recipe to make it edible I made the following changes: added fresh onion and cooked with meat. Used taco seasoning since it IS taco soup and not a nacho type topping. Added 2 cans of water from the diced tomato can and used diced tomatoes with green chiles instead of plain tomatoes. This recipe as written--great for nachos or as a dip, NOT soup. My version of this recipe? A quick family friendly stew. I'm going to make my changes and resubmit this recipe for publication. Photo is of MY version, not as the recipe states.

Nov 28, 2007

This Taco Soup was SUPER easy and just as good as the more complicated Taco Soups I've had. The instructions say Taco Seasoning and don't mention the Onion soup mix in the ingredients, so I used the Taco Seasoning. We eat Taco Soup with some grated cheese, sour cream and Fritos scoops. Yummy!

Jan 06, 2005

I really liked this recipe. It was simple, but really good. I made it for a party and everyone loved it. My husband told me it needed to be a regular in our house.

Aug 13, 2010

This was pretty good and best of all super quick to make on a busy weekday. It was also very filling. I used 1 lb of 93% lean beef (no draining neccessary), pinto beans, and an equal amount of frozen defrosted corn. I also accidentally opened a can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, so I just used it. The directions say add taco seasoning but I didn't see it in the ingredient list, so I just stuck to the ingredient list and used only the dry onion soup mix. I also only simmered for about 20-25 minutes so the ingredients didn't turn to mush. When done we topped with cheese. I probably only rated it a 4 because of the sodium which I try to watch, and it uses all canned ingredients. But, the recipe seems adaptable to changes. And, if making again I would double the recipe because it only makes about 5 servings.

Feb 27, 2009

Made this tonight and it was very yummy ! Great alternative to regular tacos.

Dec 13, 2011

I wish there was a way to contact the person who submitted this recipe and find out if it is supposed to be dry onion soup mix, or taco seasoning. Having said that... I put 7 Tbsp taco seasoning in (I was slowly trying to add it to see how much I needed, and it ended up being quite a bit), and then approx 1/2 tsp onion powder. This is a VERY thick soup... almost like a chili-soup. Good with shredded cheese and nacho chips, or poured over a baked potato. Considering how easy this soup was, and how very little ingredients were required, it really is good. ;)

May 18, 2006

This was good, but needed to be served with chips or actually put in taco shells. Without the chips seemed like something was missing. My husband and I make tacos often, and thought this was a good alternative to "beef up" plain old tacos.


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  • Calories
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 25.7 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1102 mg
  • 44%

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

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