Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 12 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
280 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 813mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While tacos on their own are delectable and hard to resist, you can still get creative come Taco Tuesday and opt to make something outside of the box. You can start with this taco soup. Taco seasoning and similar spices flavor this hearty, beefy taco soup. Top this delicious slow cooker soup with tortilla chips or strips, or garnish with shredded cheese or sour cream.

This is an easy recipe that you can put together and then do something else with your day as you wait for it to come together.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 green or red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, undrained

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, chili beans, or black beans, undrained

  • 1 cup beef broth, or vegetable broth

  • 1 (8-ounce) can or jar taco sauce, or tomato sauce

  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 cup corn kernels, canned or frozen

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef with the onion and peppers, stirring frequently, until the beef is no longer pink.

  2. Transfer to the slow cooker insert (3 1/2- to 6-quart is fine).

  3. Add the two cans of beans, taco sauce or tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and corn. 

  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Add salt and pepper, to taste.