In this article: This crock pot taco soup is a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea. It will become a family favorite!
I just love it when I can have dinner organized and ready before I even get out of my bathrobe in the morning! Admittedly, it doesn’t happy very often, but today was gray and rainy ~ and seemed like the perfect time to put the crock pot on!
This recipe came from my Grandma Jennie, and has been a family favorite for years.
How to Make Crock Pot Taco Soup
1.Gather the ingredients
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1- 12 oz can corn (with juice)
- 1 – 13 oz (398 ml) can tomato sauce
- 2- 19 oz cans red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 packet taco seasoning mix or 2 Tablespoons Epicure Taco Seasoning Mix (add spice to taste)
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- taco chips
- fresh, diced tomatoes for garnish
Step 1: Brown hamburger with onion
In a large stockpot, brown the ground beef with onion until the beef is no longer pink. Drain off excess grease and liquid.
Step 2: Drain and rinse beans
The recipe calls for 2 cans of red kidney beans, but sometimes I switch it up and add 1 can of black beans just for something different.
Step 3: Add all canned items
Once the beans are drained and rinsed, add them to the browned ground beef, along with all the other canned items.
Step 4: Season
Salt and pepper to taste and add 1 package taco seasoning mix or Epicure’s taco seasoning (my favorite!).
Step 5: Stir together and pour into crock pot
This recipe can be made and eaten right away by just simmering on the stove for about 10 minutes. But, if you want to fix it and forget about it, you can just pour it into the crock pot. Place on low for about 6 hours.
Step 6: Serve with taco sides
The fun part of this recipe is that it is served with taco chips and cheese! We like to crush the chips into the bottom of our bowls, add grated cheese and serve the soup over the top. Sprinkle a few diced tomatoes on it if you’d like. And there you have it!
Yum! A quick and easy meal for tonight. And, if you want to make a big batch, it freezes beautifully!
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