Super Easy One Pot Taco Soup Recipe


This comforting one-pot Taco Soup is easy to make with tomatoes, beans and your choice of beef or turkey! It’s a healthy 30-minute meal that brings coziness to any busy weeknight.

A Large Bowl of Taco Soup Garnished with Shredded Mozzarella Cheese on a Countertop

Quick & Easy Taco Soup

I’m a big fan of enjoying soup as a main course, but not just any soup will do. It has to be something substantial and satisfying like this hearty and flavorful taco soup! A happy tummy is just one pot and half an hour away.

This recipe is a true family favorite at our house – I must admit, we’ve had arguments over who gets the leftovers. Luckily, there are plenty of servings to go around. I recommend portioning the soup equally for everyone at the table to keep the peace. ✌️ But I wouldn’t blame you for sneaking an extra bowl!

A Pot of Taco Soup with a Ladel Full of Soup Hovering Above it

What You’ll Need

As far as soup goes, this recipe is really simple! Using high-quality ingredients is a sure-fire way to make the most delicious taco soup of your life.

  • Olive Oil: For sautéing.
  • Yellow Onion: Diced.
  • Garlic Cloves: Minced.
  • Taco Meat: You’ll need either 1 pound of lean ground beef or 98% lean ground turkey meat.
  • Ground Cumin: Half a teaspoon.
  • Chili Powder: Turn up the heat with a teaspoon of chili powder!
  • Dried Oregano: For a fresh, earthy note.
  • Salt & Pepper: To taste.
  • Canned Tomatoes: I highly recommend using diced tomatoes that doesn’t add artificial ingredients, GMO products, lye or other unnecessary things to your dreamy tomatoes.
  • Canned Chiles: You’ll need a 4-ounce can of diced green chiles.
  • Enchilada Sauce: Mild or hot – up to you!
  • Canned Black Beans: Well rinsed and drained.
  • Bay Leaf: Just one!
  • Broth: Low sodium and fat-free.
  • Fresh Parsley: Or cilantro, chopped, for garnish.
  • Sour Cream: For garnish.
  • Shredded Cheese: Mexican blend, for garnish.

How to Make Taco Soup

For a dish as hearty and full of flavor as taco soup, the cooking process is suprisingly simple! Here’s how to make it happen:

  • Heat Oil: Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a soup pot or Dutch oven.
  • Sauté Onions & Garlic: Add the prepared onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add Meat & Seasonings: Stir in the ground meat and season with cumin, chili powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Stir & Cook: Stir occasionally to break up the meat and cook for 6 minutes, or until the meat is browned.
  • Add Veggies & Sauce: Add tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce and black beans; stir to combine and cook for 3 minutes.



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