Stove Top and Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

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This morning our family woke up to a picturesque winter wonderland. Since we’re seriously considering moving to Florida within the next 1-2 years, I couldn’t help but take in the beauty of everything around us covered in soft, white snow.  Living in Illinois for most of my life, it’s something you tend to take for granted since it’s part of every winter here.  This could very well be our last winter here and while I’m not fond of the below freezing temperatures, I would really miss the snow.

Along with the cold and snowy days comes one of my very favorite winter foods … soup! It warms the tummy and the soul from the inside out. In fact, during the winter, I have soup as part of at least one meal of the day. And it’s one of those meals that is quick and easy to make.

Since my favorite chili seasoning is no longer being made, I’ve had to resort to coming up with new ways to enjoy this hearty dish. A fun twist is making a taco soup that’s packed with many of the same ingredients as chili but with taco seasoning.

30 Minute Taco Soup Recipe

If you happen to be snowed in when you’re craving taco soup, you really don’t need to look much further than your pantry to get most of the ingredients. We keep a “cantry” stocked full of canned vegetables like: Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and Sauce, Bush’s Beans and plenty of Del Monte corn. A well-stocked Cantry helps you save time and get a healthy, flavorful and home-cooked meal on the table, more often. It’s homemade made easy.

Canned Foods for Taco Soup

The best part? This taco soup can be made in about 30 minutes on the stove or you can let it cook slowly in the crock pot all day and enjoy it for dinner later. This is one meal even my kids enjoy and I can sneak in any extra vegetables I want without them noticing!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe
Cook Time
Total Time
Type: Soup
Serves: 6+
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 (or 2) 11 oz taco seasoning packets (1 for mild, 2 for strong flavor)
  • 2 - 8 ounces cans Red Gold tomato sauce
  • 1 - 14.5 ounces can Red Gold diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 - 15.25 ounces can Del Monte corn, drained
  • 1 - 14.5 ounces can chicken broth
  • 1 - 16 ounces can Bush's Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 - 16 ounces can Bush's Light Red Kidney Beans
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper
Stove Top Method
  1. Brown ground beef, onion and peppers. Mix in taco seasoning until combined.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Method
  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  1. Top with broken corn chips, sour cream and shredded cheese

This recipe is fairly easy to make, will bring new flavors to the dinner table and it’s homemade made easy thanks to the flavorful mix of canned foods. Want to make this dish for your next dinner? Grab the recipe above! Or to get even more can-friendly cooking recipes be sure to check out these great resources:

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  1. I can live on soup in the winter. And a recipe this simple? Hubs better prepare to enjoy this every other night. ;)

  2. This sounds delicious Cat. I think I’d substitute black beans for the kidney beans though. I’ve never made taco soup, pinning to make!

  3. That looks so good and like it will definitely warm you up on a cold night.

  4. I am always looking for more slow cooker recipes. This looks perfect for cold winter nights!

  5. Oh this taco soup looks amazing! I love easy recipes that I can throw into the slow cooker!

  6. This looks really good! i serve soup a lot during the winter. I like that I can hide veggies in it and the kids don’t know LOL

  7. Soup is my favorite thing to make during the fall and winter months. If it’s chilly outside, I love to make a nice hearty soup to warm up my family. This one sounds and looks yummy! Your photos are making me hungry.

  8. My husband is going to the ShopRite Can Can sale and I am going to have him buy the ingredients so we can make this. Looks delicious!

  9. This is very similar to the one I make. I’ll give this one a try when I make taco soup for my son’s school staff appreciation lunch in January.

  10. YUM! My husband & I love soups – even in our not-so-cold weather – this would be great for our menu!

  11. You can make this in you slow cooker? Awesome :) It looks amazing!

  12. Oh Cat this looks delicious! My mom just got a crock pot for Christmas. I hope we can make it together.

  13. We make taco soup about once a month. Its my fav!

  14. I love soups and stew during these cold winter days!

  15. Mmm, that looks delicious! Considering it was -9 (actual temp) when I checked the weather earlier, I’m bookmarking this to warm me up this week.

  16. That looks SO delicious! Yet another one of your recipes going on my menu plan!

  17. First off, I love the new colors on your site. Secondly, that soup looks A-MAZ-ING! I have to make it soon!

  18. That sounds so yummy- and I already have all of those canned goods in my pantry! I just need to get some meat, onions & peppers and I can totally make this. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. This chili looks great. I have been wanting some chili been dealing with heart burn on and off. I hope I can get rid of it soon. It’s funny you’re moving to Florida and I’ll be moving to Illinois this spring. Good luck on your move.

  20. This sounds perfect, it’s below zero here today, it would help warm me up! What would be a good substitute for the kidney beans, they’re kind of meh around here.

  21. This soup sounds incredible! The temperatures tonight are supposed to dip down to -45 with the windchill…I’m thinking this soup would warm us right up! Pinned!! :)