My Favorite Taco Soup

This is my favorite recipe for taco soup.  I have been making it for over five years now and haven't found a recipe that I like better.  I posted this recipe along with my menu #8 back in 2008, but I thought this recipe was so good that it deserved another post.

My Favorite Taco Soup
Recipe from Cindy Burian

  • 2 lbs ground beef (we like ground turkey best and use 1 lb)
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn or hominy (I like white corn)
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 1 can Mexican style diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning or use 1 T. homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing mix
  • 1 - 2 c. water (make it as thin or thick as you like)
  • chili powder to taste

In Dutch oven, brown meat, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Then add everything else. Simmer about 30 minutes (or cook in a slow cooker 3 -4 hours on high or low 8 hours). Serve with toppings.

sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips