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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup is a family favorite dinner that has just a few ingredients and can be made in minutes. My secret ingredients makes it the best taco soup out there for flavor and richness!

taco soup with tortilla chips, cheese and lime wedge in blue bowl with black spoon
I know I’ve already shared a soup recipe with you this week but I was too excited about this one to hold on to it any longer. I do love my soups this time of year. For one thing they are the perfect warm you to your soul food on chilly fall or endlessly cold winter days. For another they are a filling and delicious way to eat a healthy dinner and then hopefully still have a healthy lunch left for the next day. This slow cooker taco soup is no exception. It is super easy to make, full of healthy ingredients and very filling.

taco soup with cheese, lime wedges and cilantro in polka dot slow cooker

What makes this Slow Cooker Taco Soup different:

I know there are a million different taco soups out there and this is no reinvention of the wheel but there are a couple little tweaks that I think make this one stand out a bit in my list of favorites.

  • Instead of simply adding regular beans I used a can of refried beans which creates a nice thick base for the soup and makes it so hearty and filling.
  • It also uses my homemade seasoning blends instead of packaged which to me just makes a world of difference. Such a fresh taste!taco soup with tortilla chips, cheese, cilantro and lime wedge in blue bowl

    Video: How to make Slow Cooker Taco Soup

taco soup with cilantro, cheese and lime wedge in polka dot slow cooker

Tips to make this even easier:

  • Cook up your hamburger ahead of time and that will make your morning prep a cinch! Or, if you have a multi-cooker, you can simply make everything in one pot.

taco soup with tortilla chips, cheese, cilantro and lime wedge in blue bowl with black spoon

I love the versatility of taco soup, and here are just a few of my favorite ways to serve it up:

  • Topped with shredded cheese and sour cream
  • With a squeeze of lime juice for freshness
  • With plenty of crushed tortilla chips for a snack
  • Over a baked potato

In fact, I think you’ll agree that a double batch is in order, just so you can have plenty of leftovers.

Get the recipe for the homemade seasonings by clicking here!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup is a family favorite dinner that has just a few ingredients and can be made in minutes. My secret ingredients makes it the best taco soup out there for flavor and richness!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Jennifer Draper
Slow Cooker Taco Soup is a family favorite dinner that has just a few ingredients and can be made in minutes. My secret ingredients makes it the best taco soup out there for flavor and richness!
4.35 from 43 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 1 cup servings
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef, 93% lean
  • 1 15oz can fat free refried beans
  • 2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 cups beef broth (depending on how thick you prefer it)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4 oz can diced green chilis
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons homemade ranch seasoning

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium high heat brown ground beef until fully cooked and drain any excess grease
  • Add to slow cooker along with remaining ingredients
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  • Stir until well combined
  • Serve with crushed chips, cheese, sour cream or as desired

Notes

Smart Points per Serving: 2

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 427mgPotassium: 258mgVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 6.6mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1.6mg
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40 Comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE taco soup buttttt, I had never incorporated “refried beans”!!!! That was definitely a different spin but a most definitely DELICIOUS one.

    OMGGGG!!! It was so good.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for an easy beef soup recipe where I wanted to make my own seasoning. Then I came across this recipe and soooooo glad I did! I didn’t have dill and parsley so I drove all the way to the grocery store, fell in line for 10 mins just so I can make this. And I’m so relieved that it turned out to be soooo tasty!! I added cilantro and slices of avocado before I served it to my fiancé. He loved it!! He’s a picky eater and the better Chef at home so I was kinda nervous how this will turn out. But it didn’t disappoint me. Thank you for sharing! New subscriber in the house! Woo hoo!

  3. Sounds so simple and yet so yummy!! Thank you!! You mentioned doubling it – have you done that?? I’m curious how it turned out because that’s exactly what I plan on doing!! So you just double all the ingredients, right?? Can’t wait to make this!!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Jennifer, would it make a difference if I didn’t add the green chili’s? I’ve made this before but I don’t remember adding the green chili’s. What do you recommend?:)

  5. 5 stars
    My husband never knows what he wants for dinner. I ask him everyday, and he always says, “I don’t know.” This is the ONLY food he ever asks for. When he says what he wants, I make it! I keep ingredients on hand. It’s one of my favorites, too!

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