Saturday, February 6, 2010

Taco Soup Recipe

Since I mentioned making taco soup in an earlier post today, I have had several requests for the recipe. This is an old recipe that I have made for years and we love it!! You will see that it is so easy to make, yet it is always a hit when you serve it. This is a mild version, but if you like things spicier, just add chili peppers or jalapenos to taste if you want it really hot.

Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion - chopped
1 can pinto or kidney beans (I have used black beans)
1 can whole yellow corn
1 can hominy - I prefer the white
1 package taco seasoning mix - I use mild
1 package dry Ranch dressing mix
1 large can whole tomatoes - I put mine in the food processor to break up
1/2 cup salsa

Brown beef with chopped onion and drain off fat.

Add with remaining ingredients in large pot and simmer for at least one hour.

Garnish as desired with grated cheddar cheese, avocado, tortilla chips/fritos, sour cream, cilantro, etc.
Or just eat the soup as is with no garnishes!

*This soup freezes well. If it becomes too thick, add water or chicken broth.

This soup is a favorite at our house. I hope you enjoy it too!!!


  1. Mmmmm...on this rainy, nasty NC day, soup sounds wonderful! I'm saving this one to try. Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. My family loves this! And you are so right - it freezes really well! Great for a freezing cold day like today. xoxo

  3. This is very similar to one that I make. It really is tasty and a favorite at our hoouse too.

  4. This is one of my favorite soups....I love it with Fritos! Course, that is a bad word in my house right now as you can see by the post I did today.

  5. Oh what a feast! Thank you for the review on Dear John. Now I want to see it even more!

    Thank you so very much for the sweet wishes for my upcoming trip and for the wonderful newspaper clipping.

  6. This sounds really good on a day like today. YUM! I've not used hominy before, so I'm interested to try it. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  7. Sounds so yummy - especially with the ranch dressing nix (the secret ingredient!) This sounds like a great one to try while we are waiting for all this snow to melt. Hope you and yours are staying warm...and dry:) So glad you came by my blog the other day - I always like it when friends came by for a visit:)

    Take care, friend.

  8. This sounds delicious. I love getting new taco soup recipes.

    I enjoyed visiting-


  9. Hmmmmm....looks delicious! I will try this this week~

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I think I made one fairly similar years ago and not only did I forget about it but I'm not even sure if I could put my finger on the recipe. Getting older does add a twist to everything now. :)

  11. Our family loves Mexican recipes so I'll be sure to try this one.

  12. This sounds delicious! I will have to make this soon. Thanks for sharing! I hope you're having a wonderful week!

  13. You know after all our girls get together and get to know each other maybe all us Mamas can go with them again some time and meet each other. There are several bloggers who Kelly is "friends" with who have very interesting Mothers who blog also! That includes YOU!!!

    i read your post about your Mom and Dad and it sounds so much like what I went through with my parents. My Mom had a detached retina and had surgery. I have had two laser surgeries on my tears in my retina. I don't know if heredity has anything to do with it or not.

    I always say dealing with older parents is harder than raising children. It just is so difficult to take charge of them when they have had "charge" of you all your life! The tables are turned and it just doesn't seem right! You just have to experience it before you truly understand the emotional toll it takes!

    Didn't mean to write a novel!!

  14. Thanks for the great recipe! I have a taco soup recipe but it has WAY too many ingredients in it! This one is perfect!