Taco Soup

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One of my favorite things about Fall is the comfort food. This is a family favorite and is so simple to make its excellent for anytime you need a quick dinner on the table or get together with family & friends. All you really need is a big stock pot or crock pot & mad can opener skills.

Taco Soup

  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans
  • 1 small can of sliced black olives
  • 1 can (11 to 15 ounces) whole kernel corn ,drained
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 to 15 ounces) Rotel tomatoes (or tomatoes with green chile peppers)
  • 1 1/2 pkg. taco seasoning mix -(to taste)
  • 1 pkg. original hidden valley ranch dressing(dry)
  • 3 cups water or more, to make soup broth


Brown ground burger and onion in a large pan with olive oil if needed; drain off fat. Drain the beans & rinse. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an hour or so. You can also put this in the crock pot on warm or low in the morning before going to work and it will be ready when you come home.  I like to top it with a tiny bit of cilantro, shredded cheese and a small dollop of sour cream to take it over the top yummy. When ready, serve in big soup bowls, and have a skillet of hot cornbread to eat, too. Oh an don’t forget the corn chips (fritos are my favorite) for scooping it up or crushing on top. Enjoy!
~Lisa Marchant

About Lisa Marchant

I enjoy assisting people in finding their new home or investment property. I want to be their trusted advisor when it comes to learning more about the process of buying, selling and relocating to our area. It is my number one goal to provide exceptional service to everyone I work with. Having lived in Deaver and Cowley Wyoming since childhood I am very knowledgeable about the area and enjoy sharing that knowledge with those making Wyoming their new home. I am a full time real estate agent working for Johnson Home and Land. I joined the staff at Johnson Home and Land in March of 2003, beginning as the office secretary and personal assistant. I got my real estate license in February of 2005. I am a member of the Northwest Wyoming Board of REALTORS, Wyoming Association of REALTORS, the National Association of REALTORS, and locally a board member of the Lovell Chamber of Commerce.
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1 Response to Taco Soup

  1. Sounds like soemthing I could do… Thanks!


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