Taco Soup


We gave the plain old taco an easy, one-bowl makeover by turning it into soup! We garnish this zippy dish with pickled jalapeños, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips, but feel free to mix it up with any of your favorite taco toppers.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
9 cups


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • ½ cup chopped pickled jalapeños (Optional)

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 1 cup crumbled tortilla chips (Optional)


  1. Cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper, chili powder and salt in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up any chunks with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables have softened and the beef is no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and beans. Bring to boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve the soup garnished with jalapeños, Cheddar and tortilla chips, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw, if necessary, and reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
13g Fat
16g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 49%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Vitamin A 1828IU 37%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Folate 56mcg 14%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 53mg 13%
Potassium 736mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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