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Texas Taco Soup Recipe

Texas Taco Soup

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"A quick and easy meal in the cold weather if you have a house full of kids. Once done, it can be left on the stove on simmer so those still hungry can graze from time to time. Serve with cornbread."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Stir in onion and cook a few minutes more. Drain.
  2. Stir in pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chiles, serrano peppers, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Fill the pot with water to come within two inches of the top. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 20, 2008

This recpie was great! My husband I ate it for 3 days straight! The only changes I made were I used ground turkey breast instead of beef to make it lower in fat, I omited the peppers and used Rotel. We topped it with shredded cheddar and crushed up tortilla chips! It was delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2003

I made this in a half batch. It's good. Not as good as some other recipes, but tasty nonetheless. Definitely better with corn chips than by itself. I prefer the tortilla soup over this, and chili over this as well.


21 Ratings

Jan 08, 2004

This is a great change from chili. I used left over shredded beef instead of ground beef. Ro-tel brand diced tomatoes w/green chili peppers and chili beans instead of pinto beans. Didn't have pinto beans on hand. This is so easy and everyone thought it was GREAT!

Nov 30, 2007

This soup is really yummy and on the spicy side. I didn't realize that the Serranos would make it that hot. I also make 10 serving size pot of it so next time I will use 3-4 peppers instead of 6. Great flavor my family likes this recipe a lot!

Aug 08, 2012

Such a versitile soup/base - can mix up the meat, type of beans and veggies, even seasonings a little to adjust to what's on-hand! We keep some in the freezer in individual serving sizes because it's so good, cheap, and easy! One of my all-time favorite soups! (We like it served with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and tortilla chips!)

Aug 31, 2009

the family LOVED this soup. The peppers give it a bit of a kick, but I think you could use a can of Rotel as well. Also, I used a can of chilli beans and a can of pintos. Next time I'll try black beans. This one's a keeper.

Oct 13, 2003

Wow! This soup was really tasty. I substituted a can of Chipotle peppers for the Serano's and it was still a little too hot (and I am from Texas). If you don't like spicy food leave the chili's out, otherwise it is a great soup!

Feb 25, 2012

I enjoyed the ease of this; especially being able to cut it down in half. I kept out the water so it was stew-like and I could pass it off as "chili." We ate it poured over tortilla chips ( My spouse said Fritos would've been perfect. Nobody is raving about it, but everybody got seconds.


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  • Calories
  • 605 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 16 g
  • 64%
  • Protein
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 885 mg
  • 35%

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

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