42 Reviews

Made this for lunch today, wonderful!!!

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riggsmom1 December 19, 2011

This is very good. I did have to add an extra 1/2 packet of taco seasoning to make it more "taco flavored" and make a few adjustments for things I can't get easily in England. So instead of tomatoes with chilies and canned chilies, I ended up adding about 2/5 of a jar of sliced jalapenos (I chopped these finely). I made a substitute for the ranch dressing mix and it's not as good as the real deal, but it worked and I think the olives add a nice touch.

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SolightlyUK October 03, 2010

Was definitely better than we thought it would be. My hubby said he'd even consider serving to company. I made a smaller batch and basically halved this. Kicked up the flavor a little with cummin and chili powder, still not too hot for my small children though. Fresh cilantro is excellent in this (or any mexican dish for that matter). The corn chips (fritos really perfect) are a definite must for garnish.

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Jo-nana January 10, 2010

Not only is this soup really easy, it is one of the best pantry meals I have ever made! The only real effort involved is in opening all of the cans. ;) I have made it in the crockpot and on the stove. Leftovers freeze easily.

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princess.and.the.pea October 12, 2009

I made this recipe for our soup club at work and it was a hit! I modified the recipe, taking out the cans of chilies and doubling the cans of tomatoes with chilies, just to cut down on the spiciness of the soup. Serving it with sour cream also helped to cut down the heat. It was VERY thick, and almost like a stew so I added a lot of chicken broth to stretch it. It was SUPER easy to make, literally a 2 dish meal. I'll be making this again on a cold winter's night!

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Bake-a-holic!!! November 04, 2008

This is my favorite main dish stand-by. It is inexpensive (what's cheaper than canned food?!), delicious, and easily feeds a group. I get rave reviews each time I serve this. Thanks for sharing on Food.com, Sharlene!

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curvy October 18, 2010

Easy and makes a BIG pot of soup! I left out the green olives, then added garlic powder and black pepper. Very little salt is needed because of all the canned ingredients. I served this soup at a party with a variety of garnishes to choose from. My guests all seemed to really enjoy it!

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Deb's Recipes May 20, 2010

This is so yummy & filling for a soup! I used 1 lb extra lean ground beef, 1 onion, and no pinto beans. I used 1/2 of the taco packet and 1/2 of the ranch packet. Other than that I followed exactly. The only change I would make from that is to next time either leave out the red beans or use black beans instead, for personal preference. I topped with shredded cheese and sour cream, but the sour cream reaaaally made it yummy. Thanks for sharing!!

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megs_ February 06, 2010

Great Taco Soup recipe. I have made Taco Soup before, but lost the recipe a couple years ago. More like a chili than an actual soup this is a great filling dinner. I did use black beans instead of pinto beans because I have a bunch I need to use up. The rest of the dish I made as written for some friends. Even one who swore he hates beans gobbled it up. I served with Fritos and cheese.

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Erindipity January 12, 2010

Easy to make and everyone loved it - the leftovers were amazing the next day too.

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plannermom November 02, 2009
Taco Soup (Paula Deen)