The Easiest Crock Pot Taco Soup Recipe

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This delicious taco soup recipe is made in a crock pot, using common pantry staples and cooked with just a few steps. Here’s everything you need to know to make this tasty taco soup recipe!

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won’t mind them asking for it often because it’s simple to throw together.

Crock Pot Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing

This slow cooker taco soup a staple at Barbara’s house. Why? Because it’s delicious, and all three kids eat it every single time without complaining. And, the leftovers get even more delicious as they sit in the fridge.

Her mother-in-law loves this recipe. It has become a tradition that Barbara makes this Easy Slow Cooker Taco Soup when they celebrate her birthday every fall.

And, she almost feels guilty (ALMOST) because it is so easy. She just tosses together the ingredients…or similar ingredients, and it turns out every single time.

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Crock Pot Ranch Taco Soup Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • Flour
  • Canned Beans (black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc.)
  • Canned Corn
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Tomato Juice
  • Salsa

The brilliant thing about easy taco soup with cans (canned ingredients) is that it is amazingly versatile.  Swap in and out whatever you have in the cabinet to make it your own.

What can I add to taco soup?

Taco Soup Variations

  • Rotel
  • Hot salsa
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Shredded chicken
  • Ground turkey
  • Pinto Beans or Black Beans
  • Mango salsa
  • Mexi-corn
  • Black beans
  • V8
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Velveeta
  • Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Prepared Ranch dressing
  • Spices such as paprika, ground cumin and chili powder
  • Green chilies
  • Chicken broth or beef broth
This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

How do you thicken taco soup?

To easily thicken taco soup, brown the ground beef, and then add 1/4 cup of flour. Stir the flour and the ground beef until the flour coats the ground beef.  During cooking, the flour will slowly thicken the soup.

What goes well with taco soup?

The options are endless when it comes to side dishes to pair with taco soup.

  1. Start with a fun appetizer such as Hot Taco DipBlack Bean Caviar or Crock Pot Queso.
  2. Serve up taco soup with warm, bread such as Sweet Cornbread or Parmesan Zucchini Squares.
  3. Soup and Salad are the perfect combination.  A couple great options is Taco Pasta Salad or Dorito Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing.
This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Easy CrockPot Taco Soup Recipe

What are the two essential ingredients that you can’t leave out? A packet of taco seasoning and a packet of ranch seasoning. If your family likes a bit of spice, use a hot & spicy taco seasoning mix or a higher heat salsa.

What’s great about this recipe is that you can easily customize it to your – and your family’s – taste!

Want to know another time-saving short cut? Barbara browns her ground beef in the microwave in her Pampered Chef micro-cooker.

She microwaves the frozen (YES, FROZEN) ground beef in two minute intervals, breaking it up between intervals until browned. In her microwave, it takes around 8 minutes. She also uses the Pampered Chef Mix N Chop. It’s perfect for breaking up ground beef during the cooking process!

If you have a multi-cooker, like this Cuisinart version from Amazonmulti-cooker, like this Cuisinart version from Amazon, you can brown your ground beef and cook your soup in the same appliance! We love this option because it means fewer dishes to clean!

How to Make Taco Soup in the Slow Cooker

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown and drain the ground beef; add flour to ground beef and stir to coat.
  2. Add ground beef and the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot.
  3. Cook until heated through, approximately 6-8 hours on low. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve the soup over crumbled tortilla chips and top with shredded cheese, cilantro and sour cream.

Full recipe and ingredient list for taco soup recipe in crock pot can be found at the bottom of this post.

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Recipe FAQs

  • This slow cooker taco soup is easily customized to your tastes.
    • Use whatever beans you like – pinto, black, kidney, etc.
    • For the salsa, you can use red, green, hot, mild, mango – you get the picture.
    • Try using chicken breasts or ground turkey instead of ground beef.
    • V8 can be swapped for tomato juice.
  • We don’t typically drain the beans before adding to the soup, but if you prefer to do this, that is fine.
  • If you want to make this easy taco soup and eat immediately, try it on the stove top.  Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Looking for more Taco Tuesday options?  Try our Sheet Pan Fajitas, Enchilada Biscuit Bake, Crock Pot Enchiladas and Easy Taco Salad.

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Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won’t mind them asking for it often because it’s simple to throw together.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 15 minutes
Course: Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot taco soup, crock pot taco soup with ranch dressing, easy taco soup, slow cooker taco soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 24 oz. salsa any kind
  • 46 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 oz. packet taco seasoning
  • 1 oz. packet ranch seasoning
  • 15 oz. can black beans, undrained
  • 15 oz. can red kidney beans, undrained
  • 15 oz. can corn, drained

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef; drain excess fat.
  • Add flour to ground beef, stirring until flour coats the beef.
  • Add coated ground beef and all remaining ingredients to the crock pot.
    This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.
  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
    This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.
  • Serve over crumbled tortilla chips and shredded cheese.
    This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Notes

  • This slow cooker taco soup is easily customized to your tastes.
    • Use whatever beans you like—pinto, black, kidney, etc.
    • For the salsa, you can use red, green, hot, mild, mango—you get the picture.
    • Try using chicken breasts instead of ground beef.
    • V8 can be swapped for tomato juice.
  • If you want to make this easy taco soup and eat immediately, try it on the stove top.  Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Looking for more Taco Tuesday options?  Try our Sheet Pan Fajitas, Enchilada Biscuit Bake, Crock Pot Enchiladas and Easy Taco Salad
  • Please note that carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information can vary depending on products you use. The nutritional information below is auto-calculated and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1546mg | Potassium: 1187mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1614IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4mg
This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

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