Taco Soup Recipe

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Taco Soup is an easy-to-prepare dish, so easy even a 5-year old can do it. And it tastes great when you want a bowl of red.

The following Taco Soup is a FishBoy favorite. They absolutely love it! And even though it’s summer time and hot and humid and buggy and sticky, I keep getting requests for this meal. Go figure.

I’ve tweaked this from the traditional Taco Soup recipe you might have seen in the past, in order to suit my family’s tastes and budget. The original called for several EXPENSIVE packaged mixes; I’ve just subbed my own spices, making it so much more affordable and much less processed.

What’s SO wonderful about this is that it cooks in the crockpot and a 5 year old can put it together for you. I open the cans, and he does the rest. How easy is that?!

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  1. Life on 7th Avenue says:

    Sounds yummy!

  2. Briana Almengor says:

    I have been making my own version of taco soup, but think I’d like to try this one. I have a can of enchilada sauce in my pantry that I need to use up. This will be perfect for it.

  3. That sounds sooo good! I love to get recipes that I couldn’t potentially burn (and fill the house with that awful burnt oven smell along with the fire alarms beeping your eardrums off!)–with 3kids 5 and under, I seem to doing a lot of that lately! 🙂 Crock pots just rock.

  4. This sounds really good! I have one that my family loves that uses Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning – and it’s also quick, but I just might try your version! The enchilada sauce sounds intriguing!

  5. FishMama says:

    Suzof7, the original that I tweaked had ranch dressing and taco seasoning. Those are too rich for my budget, so I substituted the other spices. FishPapa likes food with a kick, so I added the enchilada sauce – Las Palmas is our favorite.

  6. Love this! I’ve been wanting to figure out a way to get mine away from the packets of spices. I will be adding this to next week’s menu plan. Thanks!

  7. This looks so delicious! We like taco soup, but this looks like it’d be better. My 11-year old daughter helped me analyze the cost of packaged taco seasoning versus making our own and so now she is my taco seasoning maker! Healthier and frugal!

  8. Hi!
    I just made this soup last week. It’s sooo delicious. I even put some in a blender for my 9 mon old baby. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  9. I make taco soup as well. In fact, it’s our go-to meal for busy nights. I use taco seasoning that I buy at Sam’s Club – huge bottle – that’s MSG free. I use dried beans that I cook and freezer, corn, and I also stopped using ranch seasoning packet and instead just add the individual spices – parsley, onion powder, salt, whatever I have on hand. It’s easy and delicious. Here’s my recipe: http://www.simplifylivelove.com/2011/11/taco-soup-my-go-to-meal.html

  10. I love that you add your own spices, no doubt this helps with the sodium content. I cannot wait to try your recipe. thank you!

  11. Mrs houston says:

    Making it now! Can’t wait to taste it.

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