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Amazing Taco Soup Recipe

Learn how to make taco soup in 30 minutes! All your favorite beef taco ingredients in a convenient one-pot beef taco soup recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef taco soup, recipe for taco soup, taco soup, taco soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 291kcal



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbs of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 16 oz of chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs fresh cilantro chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, sauté onions with a small amount of cooking oil translucent.
    1 large onion chopped
    onions cooking in a pot
  • Add garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant; then, add ground beef and use a spatula to break into small pieces.
    2 cloves garlic chopped, 1 lb ground beef
    Adding beef to a pot to cook
  • Add taco seasoning and cook meat until browned.
    2 tbs of taco seasoning
    adding taco seasoning to ground beef
  • Add beans, corn, dice tomatoes, cilantro and bay leaf and stir.
    1 can of pinto beans, 1 can of corn, 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, 1-2 bay leaves, 2 Tbs fresh cilantro
    beans, corn, and herbs added to the soup pot
  • Add in chicken broth and cook for additional 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    16 oz of chicken broth, Salt and pepper to taste
    chicken broth added to taco soup in pot
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.
    Dish out soup into bowls and top with your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!
    spoonful of taco soup over bowl of soup


  • Although the soup is delicious after cooking for only 30 minutes, this is one of those soups that taste better the longer it sits. Which makes it great for leftovers!
  • You can make it spicier but using spicy taco seasoning, or by adding diced chiles, ancho chiles, or jalapenos.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg