Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup is easy to put together and tastes flavorful and delicious. Perfect for cold, winter days.

I love using my slow cooker. It is so nice to be able to throw a bunch of ingredients together in the morning and not worry about dinner all day. Slow cookers were the best invention of all time. 

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

I love taco soup because it is super versatile! You can use ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, even a cooked meatless protein option. If you use the cooked meatless protein, just sauté your onion and peppers since the meatless protein is already pre-cooked.

Don’t be too concerned about the spice level because you can adjust the spiciness. Use different levels of spiciness when it comes to your enchilada sauce, your tomatoes with green chilies. Add a little cayenne or red pepper flakes if you would like extra heat. Add jalapeños into your soup or as a garnish.

white bowl of slow cooker taco soup

Ingredients

  • Lean ground beef
  • Onion
  • Large bell pepper
  • Can of whole kernel corn
  • Can of black beans
  • Can of pinto beans
  • Can of medium red enchilada sauce
  • Can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Chicken broth
  • Taco seasoning or  homemade taco seasoning
slow cooker with ingredients of taco soup inside before it is mixed together

Recipe Instructions

  1. Dice onion and bell pepper.
  2. Heat a large skilled on the stovetop over medium to medium high heat.  Add bell pepper, onion and ground beef. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook till the beef is no longer pink and the onion and pepper are softened.
  3. Drain any grease once you are done cooking.
  4. In a slow cooker, place beef, onions and peppers, and top with the corn, beans, enchilada sauce, and diced tomatoes. Sprinkle taco seasoning in and then stir in chicken broth.
  5. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  6. Adjust the seasoning to taste, adding more salt and/or taco seasoning to your liking.
  7.  Serve and enjoy with or without your favorite garnishes.
top view of slow cooker taco soup and an avocado

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make taco soup more creamy?

If you would like to add a touch of creaminess, add ½ cup of sour cream to your slow cooker in the last 30 minutes.

Does taco soup make for good leftovers?

Oh Yes!! The soup flavors blend together as they marinate to create a fabulous next day meal as well. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for 5 days. It will last in the freezer for 3 months. Just remove from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours, reheat and serve. 

What do you serve with taco soup?

I like serving taco soup with tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado and cilantro on top. Corn bread makes a really great side too. 

slow cooker close up with a ladle of taco soup

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slow cooker and a ladle with taco soup
5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Taco soup is a delicious, nutritious, and customizable dish. Packed with nutritious ingredients like vegetables, beans, and lean protein, it's both wholesome and satisfying.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1.5-2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large bell pepper, (any color will work)
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn,, drained (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can of black beans,, rinsed and drained (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can of pinto beans,, rinsed and drained (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can of medium red enchilada sauce, (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, (10 ounces)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 packets of taco seasoning, or 4 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla strips or crumbled chips

Instructions 

  • Dice your onion and bell pepper.
  • Heat a large skilled on the stovetop over medium to medium high heat.  Add your bell pepper, onion and ground beef. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook till the beef is no longer pink and the onion and pepper are softened.
  • Drain any grease once you are done cooking.
  • In a slow cooker, place your beef, onions and peppers, and top with the corn, beans, enchilada sauce, and diced tomatoes. Sprinkle your taco seasoning in and then stir in your chicken broth.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  • Adjust the seasoning to taste, adding more salt and/or taco seasoning to your liking.
  •  Serve and enjoy with or without your favorite garnishes.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • You can cook this recipe on low for up to 6 hours if needed, but this recipe is great because it can be throw in the slow cooker while your heading out and be ready in just a few hours if needed.
  • You can switch up the beans for whatever kind you like or have on hand. 
  • You can swap the beef out for ground turkey or chicken if you prefer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 1405mg, Potassium: 608mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 941IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 4mg
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