Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is so much better the newer ones that use spice or dressing mixes!! Definitely use good quality, mild California chili powder. OPTIONAL: Serve with sliced avocados. Family Note: This is Mom-mom's recipe, except I increased the spices and added olives and cilantro.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef, onion and garlic in large saucepan with salt. Drain off grease. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Serve into bowls, then garnish with fresh cilantro (and optional avocado slices).
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Hubby loves this soup, although I have to use whole canned tomatoes instead of diced since he won't eat a cooked tomato he can actually see. I use the smaller amounts on the spices and garnish with sour cream.

puppitypup November 04, 2014

Great! My mom used to make taco soup, too -- this brought back memories. I've been on a soup diet, and this hit the spot quite nicely for a change (except I cheated a bit and served it with Doritos!). Thanks, laurenpie! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

The Spice Guru February 28, 2011