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Stove Top Taco Soup

A hearty stove top taco soup recipe made with beef, beans, corn, chiles, tomatoes, and a mixture of zesty seasonings!

While it’s still technically Summer, the Fall season is just around the corner. So, for today, we’re sharing my stove top taco soup.

It’s a soup that eats like a hearty chili recipe. Best of all, it’s loaded with ground beef, onions, beans, corn, and chiles.

The hardest part is waiting for the soup to cook. But, trust me, it’s worth the wait. So, shall we get cooking?

Stove top taco soup served with fresh cilantro and cheese.
Top this delicious soup with fresh cilantro and shredded cheese!

What goes with taco soup?

Honestly, just about anything. In fact, you can top your taco soup with Doritos, sour cream, cheese or anything you desire.

Go crazy and make a loaded taco soup for your family. Our recipe can be used as a base and can be easily modified.

Top down view of the soup in a bowl.
You can also put crushed tortilla chips on top to add a nice crunchy texture to the dish.

How to make stove top taco soup from scratch?

To begin, starting with a stock pot over medium heat. In that pan, combine the onions and ground beef.

Let everything cook for 10-15 minutes or until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Make sure to stir the mix around to break up the meat.

The bowl of soup surrounded by decorative towel.
You’ll enjoy all those tasty ingredients, like corn, beans, and ground beef.

Afterward, add both the seasoning packets. Let that mixture cook on the stove top for another 2-3 minutes.

All that is left to do is add the beans, corn, Rotel, and the water. Stir everything together in the pot and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes.

That’s it, the recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Can’t get enough soup? Then check out our new chicken potato soup without milk.

A serving of the soup topped with fresh garnishments.
You could also top this soup with sour cream or queso fresco.

Recipe Tips:

  • The longer you let the taco soup simmer determines its thickness. So, if you want it really thick like ours, then let it cook down for a bit.
  • You can top it with whatever you like. Kim’s Grandmother loves hers with Cool Ranch Doritos. We tried cheese, green onions, sour cream, and tortilla chips. It was all wonderful.
Yield: 8 Servings

Stove Top Taco Soup

Stove top taco soup served with fresh cilantro and cheese.

A hearty stove top taco soup recipe made with beef, beans, corn, chiles, tomatoes, and a mixture of zesty seasonings!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  1. First, in a large saucepan or soup pot, combine the ground beef and chopped onions to cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Afterward, add the two seasoning mixes and let everything simmer for an additional two to three minutes.
  2. Next, add the cans of beans, corn, and cups of water. 
  3. Last, let the soup simmer over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes. Now, the soup is ready to serve. Top it with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, green onions or any other toppings you desire.


The calories listed are based on the ingredients and approximately one cup of soup with no toppings. Actual calories may vary. Soup can be stored in your fridge for up to three days in a sealed container.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1.5 Cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 790mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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Sunday 4th of March 2018

Thank You so much for this yummy recipe! I had to feed 7 friends that were over helping my husband build our shop and I wanted to use what I had on hand, but I needed it to be tastey since they had given up a Saturday to climb rafters and carry wood, ect and your soup hit the spot! Everyone loved it, With the lower temp outside it warmed the workers and filled their tummies "). So thanks again for sharing, and I loved the video, since I'm not the best cook. THANK YOU!!!!!!!


Monday 5th of March 2018

Thank you for commenting, Julie! We really appreciate you sharing your experience with the recipe. Kim and I are thrilled the soup worked out for you and the workers. We hope you have a lovely day :)

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