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Easy Beef Enchilada Soup Recipe

Updated on January 21, 2018

Ratings for my Beef Enchilada Soup

4.5 stars from 6 ratings of Beef Enchilada Soup
Beef enchilada soup is a great comfort meal for the cold winter months.
Beef enchilada soup is a great comfort meal for the cold winter months. | Source

Cheap and Easy to Make Beef Enchilada Soup

Trying to find ways to save money can be tough but one easy way to save is on food. Yes, you can clip coupons or maybe just eat less but one of my favorite dishes to make when I am feeling pretty broke is soup. It takes a while to prepare, but, if you make enough, you will have plenty to last you for lunch everyday for at least a week.

I am not a very experienced cook so I tried looking through a bunch of recipes out there that were easy enough for a novice like me. This recipe is a mix of what I found out there, with my own little touch added to it. I personally love Mexican food and beef enchiladas are my favorite so I could not wait to make this just so I could devour it all week long.

One thing to take note of here is that I do not like anything spicy so this recipe is not spicy.The great part about this dish, other than the taste of course, is the fact that it has plenty of room for your own personal touch. You can add, use less, use more, or just take out almost any ingredient based on personal taste. So, if you do not like your food very spicy, go ahead and try what I did, if you would rather your mouth was on fire as you ate, try changing it up like using spicier enchilada sauce rather than mild.

This took me a little over an hour to get it all put together. The majority of the time was spent chopping onions so once you get past that tearful stage then it is a breeze. The ingredients all cost me about $20.00 as well. I used everything in its entirety except the Sazón Goya Seasoning since it comes with eight packages in it. I hope you try it out for yourself and please feel free to add anymore ideas to the list of options you have for ingredients for this recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves at least 5 people


  • One Packet Taco Seasoning
  • One Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Pound Beef
  • 2 Cans (15 oz) Black Beans
  • 2 Cans (15 oz) Enchilada Sauce, Or Red Chili Sauce (I use medium)
  • 2 Cans (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Can (15 oz) Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
  • 1 Can (15 oz) Diced Tomatoes, I used petite size with green chili peppers
  • 2 cups Cheese, I used Mexican but it's up to you
  • Tortillas, Tortilla chips, Sour cream, Optional
The scent of beef enchilada soup on the stove-top is a sure bet to make your family realize they're hungry.
The scent of beef enchilada soup on the stove-top is a sure bet to make your family realize they're hungry. | Source

Instructions on How to Make Enchilada Soup

  1. Gather your materials and ingredients. In addition to the ingredients listed, you will need a large pan and a large pot.
  2. Chop up the onion. I chopped my onion up into small pieces but it is up to you and how you like them.
  3. Add the chopped onion pieces to the ground beef in the large pan. Cook until the beef is brown, drain, then add water and taco seasoning as directed on the packet. It should look something like the picture to the right except more of an orange color (in that pictue, I used Sazon de Goya seasoning, which is yellow and less spicy, which is another option but the taco seasoning tastes better).
  4. Add the ground beef, onion, and all other ingredients listed above to the large pot. Do not add the cheese or tortillas yet. When they are all added together, it will look something like the second picture on the right.
  5. Bring the pot to boil over medium-high heat. Then, reduce heat and let it simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Add sliced tortillas, sour cream, more shredded cheese on top, broken up tortilla chips, or whatever else you may desire.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

© 2012 Lisa


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      Steven Pearson 5 years ago from Spanaway, WA


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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Enchilada soup!? Now I have heard of everything. But I can't wait to try :)