Simple Taco Soup

Recipe by Taste of Home™

Yield: 6 to 8 servings (approx. 2 quarts)



  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 can (16 oz.) mild chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, optional
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix



In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.


Nutrition Facts: 

1 cup: 370 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.
Originally published as Simple Taco Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 1998