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The taco soup is filled with delicious Mexican spices,  ground beef, and hearty beans in a rich beef and tomato broth. It’s perfect for serving over crispy tortilla chips and all your favorite Mexican toppings.

Your family will love this authentic crockpot taco soup and will never know how easy it was for you to make it. 

Slow cooker taco soup in a bowl showing corn and beans all topped with cheese and onions

This Taco Soup was a huge hit. It was delicious. I doubled the recipe and our guests licked it clean. The toppings were the perfect finish for it

— Heather

Ingredients You Will Need For Taco Soup

Ingredients for slow cooker taco soup
  • Ground beef: Use a low-fat lean ground beef such as an 85/15 % fat. 
  • Onions: I use white or yellow onions when making this soup. 
  • For added convenience, canned corn is my go-to choice for this slow cooker taco soup recipe. However, fresh corn can also be a delicious option. Simply cut raw corn off the cob and incorporate it into the ingredients before cooking. You could also use frozen corn as well. The choice is yours!
  • Taco seasoning: I suggest making your own homemade taco seasoning. If you want a short cut then premixed packets of taco seasoning will work as well. 
  • Jalapeno: Adding in a diced jalapeno or two is optional. You be the judge of your spice level. 

📝 Note: You can find the full recipe with ingredients and measurements in the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

How To Make Slow Cooker Taco Soup Step-by-Step

  1. Dice the onions, green pepper, and celery into small bite-size pieces and set aside. 

How To Serve Taco Soup

This crockpot taco soup recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family because everyone can personalize their bowl of soup by adding their favorite toppings. This adds an extra layer of delicious flavors to an already satisfying and hearty meal.

  • Dairy: sour cream, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chips: tortilla chips, corn chips, 
  • Veggies: diced pickled jalapenos, avocado, diced black olives, sliced radishes, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions
  • Seasonings: chopped cilantro, lime wedges
Slow cooker taco soup ready to serve with chips and a Sprinkle of shredded cheese

Recipe Add-Ins or Variations

  • Meats: This slow cooker recipe could be made with ground turkey or chicken instead of beef if you prefer. 
  • Veggies: Add more veggies, such as bell pepper in a variety of colors, canned diced green chilis, cubed butternut squash, chopped kale, or mushroom slices. 
  • Beans: black beans, chili beans

 Leftover Taco Soup

Refrigerating Leftovers

  • Allow the taco soup to cool down slightly before storing. You can speed up the process by placing the pot in an ice bath.
  • Divide the soup into smaller, airtight containers. This allows for quicker cooling and ensures that reheating is more efficient.
  • Label each container with the date of preparation to help keep track of its freshness.
  • Stored properly, leftover taco soup can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing Leftover Taco Soup

  • Cool the soup completely in the refrigerator before freezing. Rapid cooling helps maintain the soup’s quality.
  • Use freezer-safe containers or heavy-duty freezer bags to prevent freezer burn. Leave some space at the top of the container as the soup may expand when frozen.
  • Clearly label each container with the name and date of preparation. Frozen taco soup is best used within 2-3 months for optimal flavor.

Reheating Taco Soup

Stovetop Method

  • If reheating from the refrigerator, transfer the soup from the container to a pot.
  • Heat the soup over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a bit of water or broth if needed to maintain the desired consistency.

Easy Microwave Heating

  • For smaller portions, use a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Cover the bowl to prevent splatters and heat on medium power, stirring every 60 seconds until hot.

Slow Cooker To Reheat A Lot Of Soup

You can freeze a whole recipe of crock pot taco soup for an easy no fuss dinner idea.

  • Thaw it in the soup in your refrigerator overnight.
  • Transfer the soup to the slow cooker and heat on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

If you enjoy making slow cooker soups or Cinco de Mayo recipes, be sure to try my Creamy Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing, Layered Cheesy Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole, Tortilla Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker) or Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Soup Recipe (Crock Pot Make-Ahead).

Taco Soup Dinner Party Idea

Hosting a Mexican soup dinner party can be a fun and delicious way to gather friends and family for a hearty meal. Make your next gathering easy using these great soup bar dinner ideas, make-ahead tips, decor ideas, and topping recipes. By setting up a food bar, you create a customizable experience where guests can build their own bowls of of taco soup with a variety of toppings and sides. Be sure to serve some festive Mexican Desserts.

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Homemade taco soup with cheese and diced green onions on top and some chips on the side
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Super Easy Recipe For Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 14 cups
This easy slow cooker taco soup recipe is a family favorite as well as one of my Pinterest follower's top favorites. Preparing this slow cooker taco soup is very easy. With just a few minutes of preparation, you can have it simmering in your crock pot in no time. In fact, it takes less than 15 minutes to get everything ready and start the cooking process.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

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  • 1/3 cup bell pepper , diced small ( use a variety of colors, red, green, orange or yellow)
  • 1 cup celery , diced very small
  • 1 cup onion , diced small
  • 2 pounds ground beef , 90% extra lean
  • 20 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 14 oz stewed tomatoes, canned, slightly purred with a blender
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, homemade taco seasoning or store bought
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, mild
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 14 oz pinto beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz kidney beans , canned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups corn, canned, drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon jalapenos , chopped fine, seeds removed, optional: only if you want it spicy


  • Dice the onions, green pepper, and celery into small bite-size pieces and set aside.
    1 cup onion, 1/3 cup bell pepper, 1 cup celery
  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Drain excess fat.
    2 pounds ground beef
  • Place the cooked ground beef into the slow cooker.
  • Take the canned stewed tomatoes and slightly puree them using a blender. This will give the soup a smoother consistency. Pour them over the cooked ground beef.
    1 14 oz stewed tomatoes
  • Add tomato sauce and stir with ground beef.
    20 ounce tomato sauce
  • Stir in seasonings.
    2 teaspoons cumin, 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Next add beans, chopped vegetables, and corn and the water. Stir well.
    1 14 oz kidney beans, 1 14 oz pinto beans, 2 cups corn, 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon jalapenos
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours.


Serving Add-In Ideas
  • Dairy: sour cream, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chips: tortilla chips, corn chips, 
  • Veggies: diced pickled jalapenos, avocado, diced black olives, sliced radishes, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions
  • Seasonings: chopped cilantro, lime wedges
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Soup
Author: Gina Dickson

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