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Fiesta Taco Soup {Slow Cooker}

I absolutely love chicken tortilla soup and had a craving for it the other night.  I only had ground beef in my freezer and decided to try The Country Cook’s Taco Soup recipe out to satisfy my craving.  This soup turned out surprisingly tasty.  It’s almost like a Mexican take on chili.  Plus you just dump everything into your crock pot and forget about it until the smell drives you INSANE and you can’t resist eating a spoonful …or six.

The original recipe calls for ground beef but I think ground turkey is a fine substitute if you are looking to cut down on the fat.  The spices will make up for the leanness (and sometimes blandness) of the turkey meat.  I’m also tempted to try this with shredded chicken next time too.  Yum!

If you’re looking to cut down on the heat, buy canned tomatoes without the green chiles.  If you want added heat, add a dash of cayenne or a diced jalapeno to your pot.

Fiesta Taco Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Yields: About 8 servings

Fiesta Taco Soup


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion (or half of a large onion), diced
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a pan, brown and crumble ground beef or turkey along with diced onion (season with a pinch of salt & pepper). Drain excess grease.
  2. Put meat and onion mixture in slow cooker. Add in diced tomatoes, corn, pinto beans, beef broth and water. Stir in packets of ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning. Give it all a good stir and set on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Serve with toppings such as crushed corn tortilla chips, sour cream, Mexican cheeses and chopped green onion.

Recipe adapted from The Country Cook.

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