Easy Taco Soup Recipe to Feed a Large Crowd
Delicious Taco Soup Feeds a Large Group!
This taco soup recipe, given to me by a friend years ago, has become a favorite that has passed through my siblings, mom, and beyond to other friends who taste this recipe and then must have the recipe!
The ingredients, although quite a few, are quick to mix together; then the dish is left to simmer. The soup is hearty and tasty, warm and comforting on a chilly day. It’s even better after the first day, as in the flavors have a chance to settle and blend into each other. Another plus is the amount this recipe makes. It fills up a large pot or slow cooker. I have known it to feed at least seven hungry adults and two children, with many taking seconds—and having leftovers. Oh, yeah! It's a great dish for a crowd!
Ingredients for Taco Soup
1 lb. ground beef
1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1 medium onion, chopped
1 15 oz. can pinto beans
1 15 oz. can kidney beans
1 15 oz. can corn
3 15 oz. cans stewed tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
1 ½ cups water
Grated cheddar cheese
Doritos or similar type of tortilla chip
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Instructions for Taco Soup
Brown ground beef in pan with chopped onions. Add chilies during the browning process. When beef is browned and onions have softened, drain mixture thoroughly. Pour into a big pot. Add the pinto beans, kidney beans, corn, and stewed tomatoes. Stir in packages of taco seasoning and ranch dressing. Add 1 ½ cups water. Simmer on stove over low heat for an hour.
If you’re out of certain ingredients, you can be confident in making substitutions without ruining this recipe. Change it up a bit if you need to. Use chopped jalapenos (finely chopped and not too many!) if you don’t have green chilies. Use black, chili, or western beans as dependable replacements. You could get by with one less (perhaps two) can of tomatoes if you added some tomato sauce and perhaps some more water. If you don’t have the dry ranch dressing mix, pour in some liquid dressing. I’ve experimented a bit when I’ve been low on ingredients, and I’ve yet to mess up this recipe!
Serve with Doritos, grated cheese, and sour cream, if desired. Sometimes I leave out these ingredients just so I can better taste all those delectable flavors. Don’t be surprised if people come back for seconds or thirds on this one!
Another Great Winter Recipe
- Best Easy Crock Pot Green Chili Salsa Recipe with Tomatillos
This crock pot recipe creates a great green chili that has spice, flavor, but isn’t too hot on the palate. I also add several white accompaniments that top it off. If you like spicy Mexican food, you won’t be disappointed!