The Best Taco Soup Recipe

An easy taco soup with black beans recipe that’s perfect for busy nights when you don’t want to skimp on flavor or ingredients. Completely homemade (but still, completely easy!)

Taco Soup recipe

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Easy Taco Soup

One of my favorite meals to make is Taco Soup.

It is such a fast and yummy recipe that you can enjoy all year round. I might make it more in the fall and winter because it is so warm and tastes extra delicious on a rainy or snowy day- but to be honest- I love making it in the spring and summer, too!

Not only is it  filling with all the beans and meat- but it’s not an overly heavy meal that leaves you feeling over stuffed. So it is perfect to eat all year round.

I have perfected this Taco Soup recipe over the years and through trial and error have figured out the perfect recipe.

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My favorite thing about this soup is the brand of beans I use. I have found that using two cans of S&W Black Beans is the secret to sneaking in extra protein! I love that S&W Beans has been around for over 120  years and continues to have the highest standards in the industry.  Being a choosy cook, I know that nobody does beans better and that is important to me when cooking for my family.

I love that I can pick between  the Core, Less Sodium,  or Organic black beans for this recipe. They all taste great and are wonderful options for any recipe that calls for black beans. You can find tons of amazing recipes that use beans on the S&W Beans Recipe Page.

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This recipe is so easy that it takes me under 20 minutes to throw together. Because I use my crock-pot I can start it in the morning and have a great meal by dinner time.

Like I mentioned, I have worked hard to figure out the perfect quantities of this recipe and it gets rave reviews from anyone who eats it- including my two little girls!

Be sure to use the  fresh tomatoes, homemade taco seasoning,  cilantro and lime along with the beans and meat to ensure it reaches it full potential!

easy taco soup

How to Make Taco Soup

Black Bean Taco Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Cindy Maudsley
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 onion- diced
  • 1 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • Ketchup
  • 2 cans S&W Black Beans- drained
  • 1 can S&W Kidney Beans- drained
  • 1 can corn- drained
  • 5-6 roma tomatoes- chopped
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch cilantro - chopped
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Garnish with sour cream shredded cheese and avocado
  1. Place a large skillet on medium-high heat and drizzle olive oil in the skillet
  2. Cook ground beef in skillet- drain excess fat
  3. On low-medium heat continue to brown the meat and add in your diced onion until translucent
  4. Add juice of one lime to meat
  5. Add ketchup until the beef is covered and does not look dry
  6. Stir the beef mixture with a spatula and add your taco seasoning (to taste)
  7. Once meat is cooked put it in your crock pot
  8. Add your beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, and cilantro
  9. Add more taco season on top and stir together
  10. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 TBS
Author: Cindy Maudsley
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together, stir well
  2. Store in an air tight container


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