Monday, July 25, 2011

Taco Soup

I was asked to make a soup for a class at our church one evening and was excited to try this Taco Soup I had seen over at Stonegable. It was delicious and filling! It reminds me of a chili, feel free to substitute any kind of beans or tomatoes you like.

Taco Soup:

2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onion
2 (15-1/2 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15-1/2 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups frozen corn
1 (14-1/2 ounce) can mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 (14-1/2 ounce) can rotel tomatoes or a jar of mild salsa
3 to 4 cups beef broth (or Better than Bouillon, mixed with water)
2 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
Crispy tortilla strips, recipe follows
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheddar cheese, for garnish
Sliced black olives, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish

Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, beef stock, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour on the stove. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with cheese, sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, green onions and olives.

Tortilla Strips:
3 to 4 large flour tortillas, cut into 1/2 inch by about 2 inch strips
vegetable oil

In a medium pot, heat 1 inch of oil to 350 degrees. Have ready a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Add a handful of tortilla strips to the oil and cook until light golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to drain on the paper towel. Salt immediately. Continue with remaining strips. Cool and keep in airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.

Slightly adapted from Stonegabe, originally from Paula Deen.

Hope you enjoy, Donna


  1. I love taco soup and I will have to try this recipe and compare it to my other faves:) I make a good size quantity and then freeze it in individual containers for lunch.

  2. This was soo good! Thanks for the recipe.