Cooking With The Mommy-Files – Taco Soup

By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
February 12, 2010

OK, so this isn’t a genuine Mexican dish, but I would classify this recipe under the Mexican Recipe Category.  There have been a few days this month where we had Mexican food leftovers, went on a date, or had food from the Taco Truck.  So, I’m filling in a few of my recipes with some of my own favorite Mexican dishes.  Taco Soup is easy to make and tasty!



-1 lb Ground beef
– 1 onion, chopped
– Taco Bell Taco seasoning mix (or other brand)
– Can of Kidney beans (reg sized can)
– Can of Diced tomatoes
– Can of Cream corn
– Can of Diced green chiles
– Tortilla chips
– Toppings: Sour Cream, Cheese, Salsa


Brown ground beef with chopped onion. Add taco seasoning mix and stir.

Add can of kidney beans (undrained), diced tomatoes (undrained), cream corn (undrained), and diced green chiles (undrained). Stir and simmer for 30 minutes or heated through.

Crush tortilla chips in bottom of bowl. Pour soup over tortilla chips. Top with cheese, sour cream, and salsa (if desired).

Serve and enjoy!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

13 Responses to “Cooking With The Mommy-Files – Taco Soup”

  1. Nichol says:

    Oh that sounds so yummy!

  2. Jessie says:

    I make a similar recipe but with ground turkey. It a meal like this with the seasonings the family doesn’t know the difference. My husband is a beef man but I try to make things a little healthier so he never gets straight gr beef anymore. I split a lb of turkey with beef and freeze that way so it is ready to go. BTW, my girls beg for this soup and they are 3 & 4 years old.

  3. Barbara M says:

    This is different from my recipe.
    Sounds great, I’ll give it a try.

  4. Sherry says:

    We love taco soup! In fact, it’s also a favorite at the school where I work on potluck lunch days! Good recipe :o)

  5. Kayla says:

    Hm. That sounds like a very interesting recipe…I’m not a HUGE soup person, but I would be willing to give it a try!

  6. I’m a vegetarian so I made this replacing the ground beef with soy crumbles and it was great. Thanks for the recipe

  7. I would like this a little thicker (and without the corn) especially on those cold nights. Yummy… more great recipes.

  8. I haven’t had Taco soup in forever!!
    I like your version of the recipe, just printed it out!

  9. Terri P. says:

    This sounds really good. I love tacos but never thought of them as soup! If you ever remodel your site, I’d like to suggest a way to print them. I’m going to copy and paste, but it would be great to have a “print” option for the recipe on the page. Thanks!

  10. Angie P says:

    I love taco salad…this soup sounds really good!

  11. Yummy! I love any sort of Mexican soup!!!! I make one with the black bean soup stock from Trader Joe’s and add tons of veggies, chicken, and drained rotel tomatoes. Cheese and sour cream on top. It’s amazing!

  12. The Gosfam says:

    I am making this for dinner, but I am doing regular corn instead of creamed, and I am adding black beans along with the kidney beans. Hope it turns out 🙂

  13. Elena says:

    I love Mexican food. Your soup sounds yummy!

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