Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is so easy I let my 2 year old son help prepare. You can also cook this in the crock pot on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat with onion and drain grease.
  2. Add all ingredients to pot.
  3. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
Most Helpful

I sort-of followed the recipe and we really liked this (even though we are not big beans eaters). I drained and washed the beans before using, so I added extra water to compensate. Since we don't like spice, I omitted the rotel tomatoes. Also omitted the ranch dressing because I didn't have it. Very easy to make and change to suit all palates!

Ty's Kitchen October 11, 2009

I can't believe I haven't rated this! I make it all the time and LOVE it. I had taco soup once at work and had never even heard of it. I looked at this recipe and love it because I always have everything on hand. Substitutions are easily made... last time I didn't have black beans and the flavor didn't suffer at all. Can simmer a really long time without anything getting soggy too.

College Gal September 18, 2009

This was very easy to make, and turned out great! I spent a little extra time shopping for the ingredients, reading labels of the canned items to find the lowest possible sodium content... well worth the time! I was even able to find lower sodium taco mix! The only thing I changed was the addition of 1 large garlic clove (minced). I will definitely remake this! My husband suggested a crunchy topping the next time I make it - I'll try some crushed tortilla chips.

NurseDanaStar August 10, 2009