Taco Soup

As the weather cools down (yes, even in Mississippi), I always crave Mexican style dishes. One of my family’s all time favorites is taco soup, which is actually a year round staple meal. This is one of those recipes that’s great for crock pot cooking or can be made in about half an hour on the stove. Freezes and reheats well, but there’s usually no leftovers!


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup (I like the Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can corn, undrained (or you can use frozen corn–about a cup and a half)
  • 1 can black beans, undrained (or you can use black beans that you batch cooked yourself–also about a cup and a half to two cups)
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (I prefer Old El Paso)
  • 1 tsp chipoltle chili powder if you can find it, but it’s fine without

Combine ingredients in slow cooker or on stovetop. Add about 1 can’s worth of water if using stovetop or cooking for only half day in crock pot. Add more water if you’re going to leave it all day on low. Serve with sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheddar and/or Monterey jack cheese. Also good with corn chips if you’re not watching your waistline.

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