Taco Soup

This weekend marked the first "real" rainstorm of the season.
It has been raining on and off for the past 3 days.
I love it! Fall is officially here, which means SOUP!

Taco Soup is a family favorite. I got this recipe from a dear family friend at one of my bridal showers over 8 years ago. At the bridal shower, all the guests brought their favorite family recipe on a recipe card & all the recipe cards were put in a binder for me. It was one of the greatest gifts!
I make Taco Soup all the time in the Fall/Winter.
It is what I serve on Halloween, on rainy days & for Monday Night Football.
Taco Soup is comfort food at it's finest!
And, couldn't be easier to make!

Here is what you need:
- 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 1 large can diced tomatoes
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 1 can kidney beans, drained
- 1 can corn
- 1 package of taco seasoning
(the recipe also calls for a diced onion, but we don't like onions, so I don't add it)

Step 1: Brown your meat
I always brown the meat in the same pot that I make the soup in (less to clean up!)
After you cook the meat, bust out your can opener.
Dump in the can of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes & stewed tomatoes (both un-drained)
Next, dump in the packet of taco seasoning. Stir.
Add in the (drained) kidney beans & (undrained) can of corn.
Cover your pot & keep soup simmering on the stove for about an hour.
**OR, you could have put this all in your crock pot & have it simmer on low for 1-2 hours**
While your soup is simmering, clean up your mess...which is really just putting the cans in your recycle bin.
While your soup is simmering, you can also make your cornbread.
I ALWAYS serve Taco Soup with Cornbread.
My favorite cornbread is Marie Callendars. All you do is add water. Love it!
While my soup is simmering & my cornbread is baking, I make my semi-homemade whipped honey butter to put on my cornbread.

Want to know how to make semi-homemade whipped honey butter? It's EASY!
You need:
- Whipped Butter

Your butter should be room temperature.
(I take my butter out of the fridge & but it on the counter when I first start making Taco Soup)

Spoon some butter into a bowl. Squeeze some honey into a bowl.
Stir it together.
And, that my friends is how you make semi-homemade honey butter.
I don't eat my cornbread without it!

We serve our Taco Soup with shredded cheese on top.
You can add sour cream if you want.
I always put some chips on the plates so you can crunch some chips on the top.
Or, I just use the chips as a spoon sometimes! Yum!
Taco Soup is a family favorite....Both girls love it, as evidenced by Claire literally licking her bowl.
This soup usually tastes even better the next day because all the flavors have mixed together. Sometimes, I will make this the night before I serve it for dinner!
Hope you love Taco Soup as much as we do!


  1. Sounds delicious! I think we'll have to make this sometime during this rainy week. Actually...might be a perfect meal to have while cheering on the Giants on Wednesday. :)


  2. I am going to make this this week! Thanks so much for sharing! Lori

  3. This looks great! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I am all over the homemade soups lately. Especialy a crock pot goodie. I agree with Keri for my Wednesday night meal; except I will be cheering on the Rangers!:)I don't have a choice... I'm married to a TExan.

  5. Looks great Mel! I might try it soon. I made your mac last night and brought it to my Gma's for a Halloween party. It was a hit!

  6. We LOVE taco soup! I've replaced our weekly taco night with the soup the last 2 weeks :)

  7. it is a favorite around here too. i just made it for the first time a week ago. and i agree...the next day it is ever better!

  8. Too funny, we had taco soup last nigt as well. I have a different version of taco soup, I guess I will have to give yours a try as well!


  9. this looks delicious!! and so easy. i'm all over it for this week. and i love the honey butter. yum, and totally brilliant.

  10. Um... guess what we're having for dinner on Wednesday? Thanks Mel! I love when you post recipes. You make my meal planning so much easier... :)

    I think I'm going to try adding a package of cream cheese to make it a little creamy. Or maybe that will be gross? I'll let you know!

  11. I LOVE Taco Soup. I was just thinking about this today, now that it's "fall-ish".

    How nice that you get to teach part-time...I wish that were an option for me!

  12. my husband would be a BIG fan of this post. he loves ALL of that meal!

  13. Just finished making this soup...going to eat it tomorrow! Thanks so much for the recipe! Can't wait to eat it!

  14. i have wanted to make taco soup before...now i will. :) ~d.

  15. oh my mouth is watering. yummmmm.

  16. looks so good. Definitly on my list!!!!

    You have a very cute family.

  17. This sounds/looks great! I'm planning on preparing it in my crock pot. Do you think I could just throw my frozen ground beef in there to cook with all the other ingredients, or should I defrost it first? Thank you for the recipe!

  18. This looks really good! Soup is on our menu nearly every week in the winter. I found your recipe via The CSI Project.

  19. Yum! I make taco soup too, but my recipe is different. This looks really delish!

  20. I also use a can of rotel instead of tomato sauce and add one packet of hidden valley ranch dressing mix. I like black beans in mine and then serve with sour cream on top and use Scoops to eat it. Just made a pot last week. Everyone loved it

  21. It's on the stove now and smells AMAZING!

  22. Delicious! Thanks for posting this! It tastes just like the one my mom made growing up...mmmm! Also, I am 16 weeks pregnant and I was craving it from the minute I read it. We finally ate it last night and it definitely satisfied that craving! Thanks again!

  23. Omg, SO. EASY. And all 3 of my kids ate it up! Thanks so much for posting this!



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