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The Best Crock Pot Taco Soup

Updated on March 5, 2015
A crock pot and tasty ingredients and you're on your way to a great meal
A crock pot and tasty ingredients and you're on your way to a great meal | Source

It's Delicious, Hearty and Easy

What more could you ask of a recipe than for it to be delicious, hearty and easy to make? When I make this for a group someone almost always asks me for the recipe so I love to share it. You will love it.

I got the original recipe from a friend, and, as I often do, I altered and added something of my own to it. I find that a recipe is often just a good starting place. I'll pass along my version but you can tune it to your own tastes. I increased the carrots and celery from the original recipe and added the red bell pepper. I checked on the internet and there are MANY versions of this recipe but this one will be hard to beat.

I like to prepare a large quantity of some meals so there will be plenty left over that I can freeze to make easy future meals. Many meals like stews and soups taste even better the second time around.

Serves two people for several meals or a small army once

Ingredients

  • 2 POUNDS GROUND BEEF
  • 1 ONION - medium size chopped (I like a sweet yellow onion for this recipe)
  • 1 CAN KIDNEY BEANS (14.5 - 15.5 oz) - drained and rinsed
  • 1 CAN SWEET CORN (14.5 - 15.5 oz) - drained
  • 2 CANS MEXICAN STEWED TOMATOES (14.5 - 15.5 oz)
  • 1 SMALL CAN SLICED BLACK OLIVES - drained
  • 5 LARGE CARROTS - cut into 1/4 to 1/2
  • 4 LARGE CELERYT STALKS - cut into 1/4
  • 1 1/2 CUPS CHICKEN BROTH
  • 1 PACKAGE OF TACO SEASONING
  • 1 CUP RED BELL PEPPER - chopped (I usually use one whole pepper)
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DIRECTIONS

  1. Sautee the chopped onion until translucent
  2. Brown the ground beef
  3. Add ALL incredients together in your crock pot and mix well
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours or lower temperature for 6 hours. I like the slow cook better and use the carrots for a guide to know when it's done. Stir occasionally while cooking.
  5. Serve hot, add your favorite hot sauce to your bowl if you like a bit of a kick. You can also garnish with grated cheese and/or sour cream if you like.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: You won't be dissapointed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love cooking in a crock pot, and I love tacos.

      This sounds like a recipe I would love to try. :)

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @Rosaquid: Go for it!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Sounds like a winner! I'll have to try it soon. Thanks!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @imlifestyle: Taste and "easy" are both good

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      imlifestyle 5 years ago

      Definitely going to try this, the great thing is that the crock-pot makes it so easy. Thanks

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you ABR, the way I make it it's almost a stew but with a great flavor and a bit more than a hint of tacos.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I love tacos, so this sounds good. Very well done lens.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @kerbev: It's a good one! tks

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I've seen this before, and I do want to try it. Thanks.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      Yes...I love easy

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sounds lie a lovely recipe and really easy to follow

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Nothing better than an easy recipe that's also very tasty!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Oh this sounds yummy for sure! Great article. :)

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @Einar A: Thank you...it's a good one

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      Sounds excellent! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @DLeighAlexander: I added extra celery and carrots and the red bell which wasn't in the original recipe. It makes for a more rounded meal and people seem to really like it that way.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      @wilfredpadilla: It is!

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Taco soup makes a delicious meal. My recipe is a bit different than yours; it's basically the same but there are no celery & carrots in mine. However, I will give it a try, it seems that would only make it better. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Wow! I think they are really delicious!