Taco Soup
20 min
35 min



3/4 pound extra lean ground beef

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

1 (1.25-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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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


14Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
1130Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
22Protein (g)


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  April 27, 2015

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 :)

— says yvonne
  December 13, 2013

This is quick, simple, and easy to customize. I spiced it up a bit and served it with quesadillas for a fast supper.

— says Klayter
  September 27, 2011

Loved it! It was so easy and inexpensive. Great for a cold day-My picky kids had two bowls- Definetely a hit

— says DONNA W.
  November 06, 2009

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.

— says Lora
  October 15, 2009

I added a can of corn and a can of Spanish Rice. It was perfect then. Too tomatoey before the additions.

— says Saren
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