Easy and Delicious Taco Soup

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Easy and Delicious Taco Soup


It’s Fall, Ya’ll!

Bring on the soup, chili, meatloaf…you know, comfort food. This time of year I seriously just crave foods like this taco soup because it is warm, delicious and filling. Best of all, it is made with only healthy, real food ingredients. This is literally the easiest soup you will ever make and I promise your whole family will love it. Just chop up some veggies, brown the ground beef, throw it all into the slow cooker with some spices and the heat of that magic cooking machine does the rest of the work for you.

Make real food work for you.

Most of my recipes are super flexible to accommodate what you have available in your kitchen. In this recipe, for example, you can use any type of salsa you have on hand and you can even use ground chicken or turkey in place of ground beef. There are lots of fun toppings, too, like olives, avocado, green onions, plantain chips or tortilla chips. The only way to truly be successful with a real food lifestyle is to make it work for YOU so use recipes as a guide to use up foods you already have in your home. That is one of my top real food rules! I think it is also important to keep real food affordable. Sure, it’d be awesome to go to the grocery store and purchase only organic produce and grass-fed meat, but that isn’t always practical. Buying canned veggies, like the tomatoes and diced green chiles used in this taco soup, is a great way to keep a bit of money in your pocket. They are canned at peak ripeness so they still provide a ton of nutrition. Well, now I’m giving you all of my real food secrets. 😉

Easy and Delicious Taco Soup

Now go make this taco soup!

Like, now! Just kidding, but your probably already have most of these ingredients on-hand and if you don’t, they are easy to find. Enjoy!


What is your favorite fall comfort food?


Easy and Delicious Taco Soup

Total Time: 8 hours

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 5 cups beef broth or stock
  • 1 cup salsa of choice
  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced (or two 14.5 oz cans diced, drained)
  • 1 4oz can diced green chiles,
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until fully browned, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. About 10-12 minutes.
  2. Drain fat from meat and add to a slow cooker with remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir well before serving.


Storage Instructions - Allow soup to cool to room temperature. Fill freezer bags (large or individual sized) about 3/4 full and press as much air as possible out of the bag. Label with name of contents and date and lay flat to freeze. Freeze for 2-3 months. Defrost in refrigerator overnight or place in a large bowl of warm water to thaw. Reheat in large saucepan or in a microwave safe container.

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