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Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 

Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 

One of my husband’s all-time favorite meals is literally simple ground beef tacos. I kid you not. So in the winter, we turn all of those amazing tacos flavors into homemade taco soup. 

It is warm, and comforting, with the perfect amount of spice. This taco soup is similar to my award-winning chili recipe but the big difference is the addition of beef broth to make it a more broth-based soup. 

This is a popular soup in our home because it is easy to throw it all in and let it simmer. Then you top it with so many yummy ingredients and it just gets better and better!

Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 

What ingredients are in Taco Soup:

This is an easy taco soup recipe. Just saute the ground beef with onions and then throw all of the ingredients in and let it simmer. 

  • Ground BeefI suggest using lean ground beef 85-90%. 
  • OnionsI suggest finely dicing any type of sweet onion, white, yellow, or red onion.
  • Jalapenoyou can tailor make the amount of spice in this taco soup recipe by adjusting how many jalapenos to add. If you want it less spicy, remove the seeds and inner membrane.
  • Taco Seasoning this is a blend of chili powder, paprika, cumin, and other spices. 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Tomato Sauceuse canned, plain tomato sauce with no spices added.
  • Beef Brothif you want a thinner, more brothy soup, add more beef broth.
  • Canned Tomatoesuse diced canned tomatoes. I suggest using Rotel tomatoes with green chilies. 
  • Cornuse frozen white corn, fresh, or canned corn.
  • Beansadd your favorite type of canned beans. I would suggest using pinto beans.
  • Cheese

What Toppings to put on Taco Soup:

The sky is the limit on what toppings to add to your taco soup. If you want to make it extra special, cut corn tortillas into long strips, fry in some oil, lightly salt, and sprinkle on top of the taco soup.

  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Avocados

Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 

How to make Easy Taco Soup:

  1. Start by browning the ground beef and onion in a skillet until cooked through and browned. Drain any grease from the skillet. If there is just a little grease, you can blot it with a paper towel. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  2. Add in tomato sauce, beef broth, and canned Rotel. Let it simmer until it starts to slightly thicken.
  3. Add in corn and beans and bring to a simmer.
  4. Sprinkle in some cheese for extra flavor. Check for seasonings.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro, cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and avocado.

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Taco Soup

By: Modern Honey® -
Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium Onion (diced)
  • 1 Jalapeno (finely diced)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef
  • 3 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 cup Canned Tomato Sauce (plain)
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 10 ounce can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn (frozen, fresh, or canned)
  • 14-ounce can Pinto or Chili Beans
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend


  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Avocado


  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and onions, and jalapeno and stir to coat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain the grease out of the skillet or blot with a paper towel to remove excess grease. Add in taco seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add tomato sauce, beef broth, and rotel tomatoes. Let it simmer until it starts to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in corn, beans, and cheese and heat for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Taste for seasonings.
  • Serve with sour cream, fresh cilantro, tortilla strips, Mexican cheese, and avocado.


Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 1185mg, Potassium: 799mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 799IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 317
Keyword: beef taco soup, taco soup
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Quick and Easy 30-minute Taco Soup Recipe has all of the flavors of tacos made into a soup! 

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  1. 5 stars
    This is THE best taco soup. My kids request it at least once a month. So much flavor and so easy to throw together on a week night. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Everything I’ve made from Modern Honey has been incredible!! Great layers of flavor and easy to follow directions!

    I can’t wait for soup and chili season to get here!!

    Thank you, Melissa!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This soup was absolutely delicious! Not too watery, just the perfect consistency. I’ll be making this again for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    I was intimidated by the ingredients list but it turns out it’s all things I had on hand and it was so simple to make!! Perfect for this in between weather where I need some extra warmth before spring decides to come. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. This recipe makes the best Taco Soup I think I’ve ever had, so delicious! I used the “Kinders” brand of taco seasoning which is my favorite. Melissa, every recipe I have made of yours is absolutely delicious, THANK YOU!!!

  6. 5 stars
    Hey Melissa, I’m at work right now and just came across this recipe for Taco Soup. It sounds delicious. I just happen to have all the ingredients to make this delicious soup tonight, and since I’m all by myself tonight I think I’ll make a big pot of this soup and have it for my dinner and lunch tomorrow, and send some over to my neighbor who is not well she has a bad cold.
    What a great idea for a nice hot soup, we are having such bad weather here in California right now. It has been unusually cold here since November of last year and no end in sight yet.

  7. In the Taco soup what can I use in place of the tomatoes and tomato sauce? I have food allergies to any type of tomato or garlic.