Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Taco soup makes it even easier to enjoy the flavor of tacos - in a bowl!

20 min. prep time
6 servings
656 Ratings



3/4 pound extra lean ground beef
1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
4 cups vegetable juice cocktail
1 cup thick and chunky salsa or picante sauce
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Sour cream
Shredded lettuce, sliced green onion, chopped tomato
Baked tortilla chips


Cook ground beef, onion and green pepper in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 6-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Drain off fat.

Stir in seasoning mix; continue cooking 1 minute. Stir in vegetable juice and salsa. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

Spoon soup into serving bowls; sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese. Garnish with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 270

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 1130mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #8202©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a family favorite! I leave out the salsa, add a can of corn and a can of Black beans. Kick it up a bit with Green chilis! Perfect anytime of the year :)
This is quick, simple, and easy to customize. I spiced it up a bit and served it with quesadillas for a fast supper.
Loved it! It was so easy and inexpensive. Great for a cold day-My picky kids had two bowls- Definetely a hit
This is SO good, and SO quick and easy. I used ground turkey & added 1/2 a box of Rice a Roni Spanish Rice....it was absolutely PERFECT!!!! I will pass the recipe along to my friends most definitely.
I added a can of corn and a can of Spanish Rice. It was perfect then. Too tomatoey before the additions.
This is an excellent soup and it has become a regular at our house. The kids love that they can add the taco toppings they like and leave out what they don't.

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