taco soup recipe

Easy Taco Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker or Stovetop)

This tasty, healthy taco soup recipe is a camping go-to. Cook it quickly on the stovetop, or let it simmer in the slow cooker while you’re out adventuring…

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This taco soup recipe was shared with us by Lorraine T. And boy, is it tasty and SO EASY to make! You can cook it on the stovetop (or over a campfire) in about 30 minutes. Or cook it in a slow cooker to enjoy later.

It’s an excellent healthy option for campers who don’t want to be weighed down by a heavy meal. And it’s very filling!

This hearty soup has everything you need: meat, veggies, fiber, and flavor that’ll make it a family favorite. Or, make it vegetarian! Simply omit the meat to enjoy vegetarian taco soup.

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Serving Suggestions

Lorraine suggests serving this soup with a dollop of sour cream and a generous pinch of shredded 4 Mexican cheese. Plus, a handful of tortilla chips.

While this soup is a meal in itself, you can also serve it as a side. It’s great for a soup and sandwich combo at lunch. Or, of course, you can serve it as a soup course before any meal.

Another perk is you can make this soup using any leftover meat from making Turkey Burgers or Simple Burgers. So, no need to buy multiple ingredients for different camping meals or to let good meat go to waste!

EASY Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker or Stovetop)

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Lorraine T. Course: SoupsCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This fiber-rich, delicious taco soup recipe is easy to make on the stove or in the slow cooker. You can even cook it ahead to take on your camping trip! It lasts in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


  • 1 lb. 1 ground turkey or ground beef

  • 7 oz 7 can of diced green chilis

  • 15 oz 15 can of kidney beans

  • 8 oz 8 can of tomato sauce

  • 2 2 14.5 oz cans of diced petite tomatoes

  • 1 1 15.25 oz can of corn

  • 1 oz 1 taco seasoning mix

  • 1 oz 1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix (dry)


  • Brown meat in a frying pan. Drain grease.
  • For stovetop, mix all the ingredients (including the drained meat) in a big pot and bring to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  • For slow cooker, mix all the ingredients (including the drained meat) in the crockpot. Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
  • Serving suggestion: top with a dollop of sour cream and a large pinch of 4 Mexican cheese. Serve with a handful of tortilla chips.



  • Keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container or baggie.
  • This recipe is perfect for using leftover meat whenever you make turkey burgers or hamburgers. Or, make it vegetarian by omitting the meat!
  • The Nutrition Facts are with ground turkey meat (not ground beef) and calculated using verywellfit.com. Actual nutrition facts may vary based on the specific ingredients/brands used.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving: 1g
  • Calories: 344kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43.6g
  • Protein: 28.7g
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Sodium: 772mg
  • Potassium: 1190mg
  • Fiber: 10.2g
  • Sugar: 5.7g
  • Calcium: 79mg
  • Iron: 6mg

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