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Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe delivers a delicious, filling, high fiber, Gluten free, dairy free, nutritionally well-balanced meal with a hint of Mexico. Enjoy this tasty taco flavored hamburger soup along with the simplicity and ease of making it in your crockpot or electric pressure cooker.

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Taco Soup is so easy to make in your crock pot or instant pot and everybody loves it!

I love crock pot soups. This instant pot taco soup is a family favorite. We LOVE hamburger soup. I make it all the time. Taco soup is a nice variation on it.

Just a few minutes work in the morning and the house smells divine all day. My schedule fluctuates often so I rely on my slow cooker to get dinner done on busy days. Or…lazy days. Yay for slow cooking.

Watch me Make Hamburger soup In My Instant Pot. Slow cooker Taco soup is made the same way in both your crockpot and slow cooker. Hamburger soup is very similar to taco soup.

Nowadays easy Taco soup is one of our favorite instant pot recipes. I prefer the instant pot to the crockpot  because…
  • my crockpots broke every couple of years, were very heavy and took up too much room in my fridge.
  • The instant pot has a wonderful stainless steel cooking insert that fits nicely in my fridge with the handy glass lid .
  • And I only need one counter hogging appliance since I now slow cook in my instant pot.
  • The instant pot will slow cook AND cook this recipe on the soup function.
  • So see ya later crockpot.

I’m including instructions for the instant pot in this updated post. Use your crock pot for this Taco Soup Recipe easily if you prefer. Taco soup crockpot version is just as easy. 

In the instant pot You can slow cook this recipe on the slow cooker function. OR hurry it up by using the SOUP function.  You could even cook this taco soup instant pot version on high pressure for about 10 minutes.

How easy is that? This is also now a one pot meal since I brown the meat right in the instant pot on the SAUTE function.

Cozy slow cooked soups like this fill the house with lovely foodie aromas, save me tons of time and feed the family well.

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Crock Pot Taco Soup Recipe (Instant Pot instructions too!)

Crock Pot Taco Soup is a time saver and great for planning out lunches and meals through the week. Having a busy day? This recipe is a perfect!

Recipe Notes for Crock Pot Taco Soup:

This Taco soup hits all our happy taste bud spots. A rich, meaty hamburger broth mixed with legumes and tomatoes. Taco seasoning and cumin add the Mexican flavor we all enjoy.

Make this soup recipe with fresh vegetables, in-season, for the very best results. Canned or frozen corn and veggies work fine for winter though. Add a pan of our delicious Mexican cornbread for an outstanding easy meal.

Taco soup makes EXCELLENT leftovers and so does the Mexican cornbread, just so you know. This is GREAT for meal planning!

IDEA: Make a pot of this soup. OR any of of our other wonderful soups, stews or chilis for that matter, and pack it up for a lunch or two.

Use this recipe for leftover night or when your running out the door and just don’t have time to cook. We have always eaten like this. It’s healthy soup recipe and what a way to stretch a dollar.

Busy days are perfect for this easy hamburger soup. The only time consumer here is browning the hamburger. Browning the meat is ALWAYS a good idea. Hamburger really improves when the meat is seasoned while it’s browning.

It’s worth the extra time to thoroughly brown the meat for best texture and flavor of this Mexican soup recipe.

Crock Pot Taco soup full of Mexican spice, legumes, hamburger and veggies for a filling , healthy winter soup. Http://HomemadeFoodJunkie.com

Crock Pot Taco Soup is full of Mexican spice, legumes, hamburger and veggies for a filling , healthy winter soup.

Brown the hamburger and add taco spices directly into the meat. As the meat cooks the spices intensify that meaty Mexican Flavor this soup is famous for.  This method enriches the whole soup flavor. And it Doesn’t take that long!

The texture of browned hamburger feels right in the mouth. By just dumping hamburger in your pot, it sort of becomes mushy textured and very boring.

NOTE: McCormick’s Taco seasoning is gluten free and it’s what I normally choose.  I’ve linked it so you can see the branding. It’s usually available in your local grocery too.

Crock Pot Instructions:

Brown your Hamburger with the taco seasoning (drain if using a fatty meat). Add onion, garlic and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent. Pour it all into your crockpot.

Place all of the remaining ingredients into your crock pot. Season with taco seasoning and peppers to taste.

Set on high for four hours. OR low for up to 8 hours. (NOTE the soup ingredients are almost cooked already so keep the longer cooking time on low heat.) Viola! Crock pot Taco soup is ready to serve.

Instant Pot Instructions:

Set the Instant Pot to Saute MORE.

Brown your Hamburger with the taco seasoning (drain if using a fatty hamburger). Add onion, garlic and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent. Press the cancel button.

Add in the remaining ingredients. Press the slow cooker function key and set to MORE for 4 hours. Reduce heat to NORMAL for cooking time up to 8 hours. The instant pot will automatically keep your food safe and warm if you need more time before dinner.

TO SPEED UP THIS SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT WITH THE SOUP FUNCTION:

Follow the above directions EXCEPT:

After the saute function is completed, add in the remaining ingredients and press the SOUP function. Set the time for 30 minutes.

Natural release for 10 minutes(that means leave the pot alone after it dings that it’s done) and then quick release(Open the steam vent and release the steam into the room until the pressure valve drops.

Open the lid and serve right from the stainless insert or whatever serving bowl or soup Tureen you desire.

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Crock Pot OR instant pot Taco Soup makes great leftovers.

Your Printable Recipe Card and Information FOR CROCK POT TACO SOUP:

Taco Soup in crock pot or instant pot
Yield: 10

Taco Soup Crock Pot (OR instant Pot) TACO SOUP

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe is full of rich, meaty hamburger broth mixed with legumes, corn and tomatoes. Taco seasoning and cumin add the Mexican flavor we all enjoy. This soup is a delicious, filling, high fiber, Gluten free, dairy free, nutritionally well-balanced meal. Enjoy this tasty Mexican style hamburger soup along with the simplicity and ease of making it in your crockpot or instant pot.

Ingredients

  • – 1 1/2 lb. Hamburger-browned
  • – 1 Tablespoon taco powder-divided
  • – 1 onion minced
  • – 1 bell pepper chopped
  • – 4 cloves garlic minced
  • – 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • – 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • – 1 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • – 1 15 oz. stewed tomatoes or diced. NOT Italian flavored-could also use fresh or frozen tomatoes
  • – 2 Cups frozen corn frozen is preferred to canned for best flavor and texture
  • – One diced jalapeno to taste
  • – Garnish with fresh cilantro
  • – 4 Cups water

Instructions

Crock Pot Instructions:

  1. Brown your Hamburger with the taco seasoning (drain if using a fatty meat). Add onion, garlic and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent. Pour it all into your crockpot.
  2. Place all of the remaining ingredients into your crock pot. Season with taco seasoning and peppers to taste.
  3. Set on high for four hours. OR low for up to 8 hours. (NOTE the soup ingredients are almost cooked already so keep the longer cooking time on low heat.)

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Set the Instant Pot to Saute MORE.
  2. Brown your Hamburger with the taco seasoning (drain if using a fatty hamburger). Add onion, garlic and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent. Press the cancel button.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients. Press the slow cooker function key and set to MORE for 4 hours. Reduce heat to NORMAL for cooking time up to 8 hours. The instant pot will automatically keep your food safe and warm if you need more time before dinner.

TO SPEED UP THIS SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT: Ready to eat in about 90 minutes.(this includes sauteing, and pressure build up and release time)

  1. Follow the above directions EXCEPT:
  2. After the saute function is completed, add in the remaining ingredients and press the SOUP function. Set the time for 30 minutes.
  3. Natural release for 10 minutes(that means leave the pot alone after it dings that it’s done) and then quick release(Open the steam vent and release the steam into the room until the pressure valve drops.

Open the lid and serve right from the stainless insert or whatever serving bowl or soup Tureen you desire

Notes

McCormick original Taco seasoning is gluten free if you need that. Please use the frozen corn over canned if you can for best flavor and texture in your soup. Do not substitute your vegetables in this for the most authentic Mexican flavor keep the flavors Mexican. For extra spice you could substitute (or add in )a can of rotel tomatoes.

ABOUT THE WATER in this recipe. I normally just add water by filling the empty tomato and bean cans and stirring it in. Just add however much you want to make the soup a proper thickness for your family. Otherwise you could add beef broth if you prefer.

In the Instant pot you can make this soup EVEN faster by cooking it on the manual function on high pressure for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1-1/2 Cups

Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 37mgSodium 670mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 8gSugar 7gProtein 20g

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Crockpot taco soup is easy to make and packed with delicious Mexican spices, beef and beans. Enjoy this soup with tortilla chips and pico de guillo or cornbread. #crockpot #tacosoup #recipe #healthy

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Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe delivers a delicious, filling, high fiber, Gluten free, dairy free, nutritionally well-balanced meal with a hint of Mexico. Enjoy this tasty taco flavored hamburger soup along with the simplicity and ease of making it in your crockpot or electric pressure cooker.

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Betsy @ Desserts Required

Sunday 1st of March 2015

I needed an easy tasty soup so thank you for hitting the mark! I love how quickly it comes together.

homemadefoodjunkie

Sunday 1st of March 2015

Betsy I'm so happy you enjoyed Crock Pot Taco soup. Thanks for stopping by to let me know!

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