Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is a really simple, delicious, very filling soup that my entire family just LOVES. It is easy to make and it freezes very well so I usually double the recipe and have leftovers in my freezer for whenever I get the craving for it. It's pretty dang healthy, too! Just a little spicy but not unbearable- even my 4 year old likes it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef (or turkey) and onion in a large skillet until meat is done. Transfer meat mix to a large pot.
  2. Add ranch dressing mix, taco seasoning, and 1 cup water and stir well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. (The easiest way to measure the corn is to pour it into an empty bean or tomato can before adding to the pot).
  4. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring ocassionally.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and serve with corn bread. Yum!


Most Helpful

This was very meaty, spicy, and had a nice texture. I added chopped green onions on top of each bowl. Delicious!

meganalissa April 29, 2009

This was pretty good. I couldn't find ranch style pinto beans with jalapenos, so I used regular ranch style beans and added a 4-oz. can of mild green chiles. I don't know if it was the taco seasoning or the chiles, but the soup seemed to be hotter after we thawed it out. So if it seems a little too mild when you first make it, wait until you thaw it again before adding more spice.

ladyveg August 05, 2008

This is a recipe that I've made several times. I don't always follow it exactly, I vary the beans and types of canned tomatoes used, depending what I have on hand. Very good recipe that I will continue to come back to.

*Rose* November 05, 2011

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a