Make this Hearty Ranch Taco Soup in Your Crock-Pot Using Pantry Staples

Ranch Taco Soup

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 3 HOURS

total time: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1.25 oz. taco seasoning packet
  • 1 oz. ranch dressing packet
  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 4.5 oz diced green chilies
  • 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 - 15.5 oz cans kidney beans, drained
  • 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 14 oz. can beef broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Garnish with sour cream, grated cheese, green onion, jalapeño, tortilla chips, and/or cilantro as desired

Directions

1

Heat a skillet on the stove to medium heat. Crumble and brown ground meat and chopped onion together until cooked. Drain if necessary.

2

Place the cooked meat along with all other soup ingredients in your Crockpot slow cooker, and stir. Close the lid and let cook on low for about 3-4 hours.

3

Serve with desired toppings such as sour cream, grated cheese, green onion, jalapeño, tortilla chips, or more chopped cilantro.

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holding a cup of ranch taco soup

Anyone here also LOVE a good Crockpot slow cooker soup?

It’s soup season, and that means my Crockpot will be workin’ overtime to keep my family fed and happy! One of our favorite hearty and comforting meals using pantry staples is ranch taco soup in the Crockpot. It’s kind of like traditional ground beef and bean chili, but with a southwest taco twist.

slow cooker with spoonful of ranch taco soup

The result is a flavorful comforting broth soup featuring green chiles, crumbled beef, cilantro, diced tomatoes, and both a ranch seasoning and taco seasoning packet for lots of flavor. You can top it with any of your favorite taco toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and jalapeños. It’s a satisfying and easy to make soup all will love!

Eating keto? Check out our popular keto taco soup in the Crockpot using cream cheese on Hip2Keto.com

pantry ingredients fro ranch taco soup on the counter

cooking ground beef in a pan

adding red enchilada sauce to taco soup

adding taco seasoning to slow cooker taco soup

taco soup adding cilantro

stirring taco ranch soup in slow cooker

Tips for making the BEST ranch taco soup in your Crockpot:

  • I am making this in my slow cooker for convenience, as I love that it will stay warm inside until everyone is ready to eat. You can instead just cook it all in a large pot on the stove, and let simmer on low for an hour or so if desired.
  • I have also made this using shredded cooked chicken instead, and it’s very tasty too! If you wanted a meatless version, it would be easy to omit the ground beef and maybe add diced zucchini or other veggies.
  • This idea is very adaptable to taste. For instance, you can add a handful of diced jalapeño, chile pepper flakes, or hot sauce to make it spicier if you wanted. Feel free to add different beans if desired, too.
  • This makes a lot of soup! I have a 6-quart oval-shaped Crock-Pot and it basically fills it. I love soup for leftovers, so for us, it works. You can definitely consider cutting this recipe in half for a smaller batch.

spoon with slow cooker ranch taco soup soup


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Ranch Taco Soup

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 3 HOURS

total time: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES

Make this delicious and full of flavor ranch taco soup in your Crockpot!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1.25 oz. taco seasoning packet
  • 1 oz. ranch dressing packet
  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 4.5 oz diced green chilies
  • 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 - 15.5 oz cans kidney beans, drained
  • 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 14 oz. can beef broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Garnish with sour cream, grated cheese, green onion, jalapeño, tortilla chips, and/or cilantro as desired

Directions

1

Heat a skillet on the stove to medium heat. Crumble and brown ground meat and chopped onion together until cooked. Drain if necessary.

2

Place the cooked meat along with all other soup ingredients in your Crockpot slow cooker, and stir. Close the lid and let cook on low for about 3-4 hours.

3

Serve with desired toppings such as sour cream, grated cheese, green onion, jalapeño, tortilla chips, or more chopped cilantro.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

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bowl of ranch taco soup next to cilantro and cheese

I love this taco flair to a basic chili recipe!

It gives it such brilliant flavor, and the taste and texture overall are SO YUM! This would be great for entertaining on game day as well, and would be easy to serve straight out of a slow cooker.

I love simple pantry based soups like this!

two cups of slow cooker taco ranch soup

This is one of those meals that gets better overnight and makes for excellent leftovers the next day for lunch or dinner. The ranch seasoning adds a whole other level of yummy flavor and makes the kitchen prep super fast. 😋

bowl of slow cooker taco soup

Check out what my teammate Jenna had to say after making this soup:

“I really love this soup, especially the use of fresh cilantro. The flavor is so fantastic and I love that it all goes in the slow cooker for convenience. I took it a step further and used my Instant Pot, so I could sauté the beef and onions then add everything and set to slow cook, and it turned out great.

This made a nice big batch and plenty of servings, and I love the simplicity of using a taco packet and ranch seasoning as there’s no need to measure out salt or seasonings. That makes it so easy!”


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Comments 41

  1. Pamela

    This sound so good to try with my husband and my teenager son so I will make that this weekend and see if we like this new recipe! Today I am going to make Ham and 15 bean soup for our dinner and we love it so perfect for cold weather!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      On nice! And yum I also like 15 bean soup!

  2. devinyounghornbuckle

    This is one of our favorites! And it’s so easy for those busy fall nights!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, so comforting! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lori

    My family loves this soup! Makes the house smell great while it’s cooking.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum and yay! I agree!

  4. reneethompson

    We make this with canned chicken, for chicken taco soup, it’s soooo good.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum that’s a great tip for a pantry option 👏

  5. Barbara

    Can you use Rotel tomatoes instead?

    • Penny

      Yes, I just use one can of mild diced tomatoes with green chilies. I also omit the enchilada sauce and beef broth. Add a can of pintos, only one can of the above beans, and only one pound of beef and it matches the recipe I have used for years. I prefer white shoe peg corn. Either way, the recipes will be delicious.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure I’ve done that before.

  6. candice

    Thanks I love the idea of posting crockpot soup.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome Candice! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Lindsey K.

    We make this with shredded chicken breasts. Amazing on a chilly night ❤️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum I love that idea too!

  8. Counselingmom

    How can I adapt this to use my instant pot?

  9. Beth

    What could I substitute in place of enchilada sauce? I don’t have any.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You could honestly leave out. Would still be delicious. Taco sauce would be similar or maybe add some Mexican spices to a cup of marinara like garlic cumin Chile powder. Hope that helps!

  10. Stuart Hammerle

    Hi Lina, Everything you cook looks so yummy. Do u deliver?! lol🤪

  11. Brenda

    Some time’s I see some of these recipes snd get really excited then realize it’s not Hip2Keto it’s Hip2Save 🤗

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha glad you’re enjoying our Keto recipes!

  12. Lisa

    I just made this in a soup pot. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hooray! Thanks for coming back to tell us 🙌❤️

  13. Donna

    I make this also, but I do not drain any of the can of beans or corn. I also don’t use the enchilada sauce. I just add more tomatoes or Rotel. I have found that Taco Bell Taco Seasoning has the best taste. I also use Chili Beans for more spice.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing your tips Donna!

  14. willowcat

    Has anyone tried this without the ranch seasoning packet? My husband doesn’t like ranch. Wondering if I’d have to substitute it with something.

    • Sheila

      I was wondering this too. For some reason the ranch packets make everything taste bitter/sour to me.

      • sunny_girls

        I don’t care for ranch, but I put it in for my ranch loving husband. Honestly I couldn’t taste it at all with all the other flavors.

    • Stacey

      It will be great without ranch also. We have a dairy/egg allergy kid here so never use the ranch. I always add extra cumin and chili powder (because they are my favorite). This soup is so forgiving! Use what you have on hand!

  15. Stacey

    This is an excellent weight watchers recipe and a staple in our home. With leftovers drain it and use it for nachos, enchiladas, dip with chips. It also freezes in individual and family sized portions really well.

  16. Maggie

    ULTRA BUDGET TIP: For anybody who (a) really needs to save some food money, (b) is trying to eat more plant-based and/or cut animal fat for heart health, or (c) is just out of hamburger, keep a container of “Textured Vegetable Protein” in your pantry. Use it in place of hamburger in recipes like this! (It looks like cereal, and you can buy it in bulk at Whole Foods or by the bag from Bob’s Red Mill). It lasts pretty much forever in the pantry. Throw half a cup (or more if you want) of dry TVP in a pot of soup like this, and it reconstitutes to the consistency of hamburger, absorbing the soup flavors. It works like magic. Most people will have no idea they’re eating soy not hamburger when you use it! For Enchilada sauce, there are packets that you can add water to that are usually cheaper than the cans — look by the taco packets and also in the Mexican food section of the supermarket, where they have the cheap packets of spices (I’ve seen enchilada sauce mix both places for about a buck).

    • Jean

      Maggie, Thank you for the tip on the TVP. My husband turned vegan a while ago and i’m excited to try this.

  17. Lynne Lovelace

    This looks great. I need a few things and then we will have it!

  18. bkny63

    What can I use instead of beef broth? My family doesn’t eat beef.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      vegetable broth would be great too!

  19. John

    Made this tonight. Thanks for posting.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Thanks John for letting is know!

  20. Zoe Burger

    This soup was really good. I added a little chili powder and coriander seed and reduced the taco seasoning (to lower the salt) and it came out great. I also added about 3/4 cup frozen mixed veggies. I made it on the stovetop and let it simmer about an hour. It’s a keeper!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh great ideas! Thanks for sharing Zoe! I need to make again soon- so yum!

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