Creamy Taco Soup – Plain Chicken

Amanda M. Rye

Creamy Taco Soup Recipe – super simple to make and it tastes GREAT! Ground beef, taco spices, Rotel, black beans, chili beans, corn, Mexican Velveeta, beef broth, and frozen hash browns. Toss everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic! Top your bowl with sour cream, cheese, Fritos, and lime wedges. Comfort food at its best!

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Creamy Taco Soup with Potatoes

This Creamy Taco Soup has been on repeat at our house. We just can’t get enough of it.  Ground beef, taco seasoning, black beans, chili beans, Rotel, corn, taco seasoning, Mexican Velveeta, and frozen hashbrowns. This flavorful soup is very simple to make, yet super delicious. Its creaminess and smooth texture will make you want another bowl.

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How to Make Creamy Taco Soup

This soup is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add a packet of taco seasoning and water to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes. Place taco meat in a slow cooker. Add Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, black beans, corn kernels, Mexican Velveeta cheese, beef broth, and frozen hash browns. Stir to combine. Cover the crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • You can use any beans that you enjoy. Black beans, pinto beans, Ranch style beans, or kidney beans are all delicious.
  • Feel free to substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth.
  • What can I add to taco soup? Fresh chopped onion, green bell pepper, or jalapenos.
  • Can I cook Taco Soup on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes. You can cook the soup on HIGH for about 4 hours.
  • Can I make Creamy Taco Soup on the stovetop? Yes! In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, cook taco meat. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender and the cheese has melted.
  • Can I freeze Creamy Taco Soup? Yes. Cool the soup completely and place in freezer bags or a freezer-safe dish. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Taco Soup

We like to top the soup with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and cilantro. Add some chopped avocado and a squirt of fresh lime juice for extra flavor! Whip up some cornbread or beer cheese muffins to go with the soup. This is also great with a simple salad. Add this easy soup recipe to your menu. It is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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Creamy Taco Soup

Yield: 8 people

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 7 hrs

Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins

Creamy Taco Soup Recipe – super simple to make and it tastes GREAT! Ground beef, taco spices, Rotel, black beans, chili beans, corn, Mexican Velveeta, beef broth, and frozen hash browns. Toss everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic! Top your bowl with sour cream, cheese, Fritos, and lime wedges. Comfort food at its best!

  • lb ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz) can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (15-oz) corn kernels, drained
  • 2 lb Mexican Velveeta diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 (32-oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

  • Add taco seasoning and water to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer taco meat to the slow cooker.

  • Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • You can use any beans that you enjoy. Black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans are all delicious.
  • Feel free to substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth.
  • What can I add to taco soup? Fresh chopped onion, green bell pepper, or jalapenos.
  • Can I cook Taco Soup on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes. You can cook the soup on HIGH for about 4 hours.
  • Can I make Creamy Taco Soup on the stovetop? Yes! In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, cook taco meat. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender and the cheese has melted.
  • Can I freeze Creamy Taco Soup? Yes. Cool the soup completely and place in freezer bags or a freezer-safe dish. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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