Crockpot Taco Soup

Crockpot Taco Soup is an easy dinner recipe the whole family likes! All you have to do is brown some ground beef and add everything else to the crockpot. We like adding sour cream and some crushed Cool Ranch Doritos on top when serving!


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 can of corn (drained)
  • 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 oz green chilies
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp each of cumin and dried cilantro
  • 1 ranch seasoning packet
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cool Ranch Tortilla Chips
  • Cilantro


Make Taco Soup

To start making the crockpot taco soup, heat a skillet over medium high heat with one pound of ground beef. I like to lightly season the ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Once the beef is browned and fully cooked drain as much grease as you can from the beef.

Spray a large crockpot with cooking spray and add the cooked ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 can of corn (drained), 1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained), 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of diced green chilies, 1 tbsp of minced garlic, and 2 cups of beef broth.

I like to season this with 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp of cayenne, 1 tsp each of cumin and dried cilantro, and 2 tsp of chili powder. Add the ranch packet and stir everything together well.

Cover the crockpot with a lid and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

Jack-O’-Lantern Cheese Quesadillas

I made some Jack-O’-Lantern cheese quesadillas to serve with the taco soup! About 30 minutes before eating I did my best to cut out Jack-O’-Lantern faces with a sharp knife on small tortillas.

I added some shredded cheddar cheese and put these on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

These quesadillas baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. They just need long enough to melt the cheese.

If it’s not the month of October or you aren’t feeling up to it feel free to skip this step! They are also good with normal quesadillas.

Serve Crockpot Taco Soup

Once the taco soup is finished cooking it’s time to eat! My favorite way to serve taco soup is by topping it with sour cream, crushed Cool Ranch Doritos, and fresh cilantro.

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