Crock Pot Taco Soup

Right now this is the meal my kids request the most often. Usually I make a batch every other week and it gets all eaten up in one sitting!

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I didn’t put this on my Christmas post, but my husband bought me a larger crock pot, per my request. We had the same one for years, which went largely unused until this past year. I’ve been trying to do more meals in the slow cooker and have made an effort to expand my repertoire. With our large family, I really wanted something a bit bigger, so this new one is working out great.

To the thrill of my crew, I made another (bigger) batch of this the other night in my new slow cooker, so I actually had a bit of leftovers to photograph!

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It has lots of good stuff in it and is actually a fairly healthy dish. With the addition of a little shredded cheese on top, sour cream, and some good nachos, it’s a complete meal.

The recipe itself is one I don’t think you can really mess up. Also, you can easily adapt it to your family’s likes and dislikes. My friend Melissa is the one who first made it for us and got my kids hooked. To quote her, it’s a “throw it together” type of recipe. Here we go…

1 lb ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning

onions

beans (1 bag dried {soaked of course} or 2 large cans)

corn (about 2 cups)

a quart (or so) of canned tomatoes

Brown your ground beef along with the onions. Add in the taco seasoning during the last minute or so. Place in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients. Allow to cook for a few hours. I sometimes put it on high for about an hour, then turn it down to low for the remaining time. Season up however you would like. I add a little bit of extra spice, then set some out if anyone would like to heat theirs up more.

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3 thoughts on “Crock Pot Taco Soup

  1. Taco soup is in our rotation too, especially in winter. I use 2 packets of taco seasoning and 2 cans of tomatoes, but for 1 can I use the ones with green chiles to give it that extra spice. We like to crumble up tortilla chips in it too.

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