Taco Soup

Warm yourself up with this low carb Taco Soup recipe. Tender ground beef in a tomato-based Tex-Mex broth that is packed full of flavor. Top with some mozzarella cheese, and grab a spoon! 

Having a Taco Soup recipe like this is excellent, especially if you are looking for a hearty soup or something that requires minimal ingredients. I almost always have these ingredients in the Taco Soup in my fridge and pantry. So on those nights, I struggle with what to make I can whip this up. 

Taco Soup - A delicious, low carb meal with all the great flavours of tacos we love!

Easy Taco Soup

With a little prep, you will have soup ready to go for you and your family. Great for serving a crowd, or just your family. Either way, this soup is one you will come back to over and over again. 

Easy Soups to Make At Home

Taco Soup - A delicious, low carb meal with all the great flavours of tacos we love!

What to Serve with Taco Soup 

For us, we like to eat it alone, but when we have guests over, we offer a variety of options. If you are aiming for a low carb Taco Soup, consider the ingredients you pile on top. If you don’t care if you add carbs, go wild and pile it on high! 

  • Slice of bread
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Diced avocado 
  • Green onions
  • Jalapenos 
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole

Taco Soup - A delicious, low carb meal with all the great flavours of tacos we love!

How to Make Taco Soup 

Start by browning your ground beef in a pan. Add in onion and garlic. I did add a splash of olive oil, but if your hamburger has enough grease, you can skip that step. 

Then add in your beef broth, tomatoes, and spices. Simmer the soup for around one hour, and then ladle into bowls — top with cheese or other toppings as listed above. 

Does Taco Soup Reheat Well

Absolutely. This taco soup recipe will taste even better the next day as the flavors blend and marry through the night. This is great for meal prepping for the week, or reheating for a meal later in the week. 

How Long Will Taco Soup Last in Fridge 

You can keep your taco soup leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. After that, you want to toss out any leftovers. 

Best Way to Freeze Taco Soup 

This Taco Soup freezes well. Just pour into freezer bags, airtight containers, and toss in the freezer for up to three months. When you get close to wanting to eat the soup, just thaw in the fridge the night before. Then warm up in a slow cooker or even a pan on the stove. 

One method I use a lot is using single-serve plastic containers. I spoon out the soup into single serve bowls and then freeze them. Then when it comes time for reheating, I can warm it up and have a quick lunch. This is great if you are single or are looking for quick and easy lunches down the line. 

Can I Make Taco Soup in the Slow Cooker

You can make this Taco Soup in the slow cooker. Just brown your beef in a skillet like recipe calls for, add in your onions and garlic and sauté. Then pour into your slow cooker and add in your other ingredients and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Or if in a hurry cook on high 2-3 hours. 

Can I Add Beans to My Taco Soup 

Yes! If you want to add some extra fiber and protein into the soup add in a can or two of beans. Black beans, pinto beans, or even a seasoned chili bean would add some flavor to the soup. 

We chose to leave beans out, but feel free to add some in if you would prefer it that way. 

Is It Okay to Substitute Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef in Taco Soup

You are welcome to use ground turkey in replace. Since turkey is a lot leaner, you might add in a splash of olive oil to the pan. This is needed, so you don’t burn the turkey as you cook it up. The olive oil is a healthy oil, so it is a great oil to use. 

If you are looking for new soup recipes, this Taco Soup is indeed a breeze to prepare, and the flavors are incredible. Let me know how you like this soup if you give it a try! 

What is your favorite topping for Taco Soup?

Taco Soup - A delicious, low carb meal with all the great flavours of tacos we love!

Craving more Mexican flavour? Try my Taco Chili!

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

A delicious, low carb meal with all the great flavours of tacos we love!


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped small
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder


  1. Cook ground beef in a frying pan until fully browned Remove beef to large pot.
  2. In same frying pan, add olive oil and onions and garlic and saute over medium heat until onions are softened (3 to 5 minutes). Add to the soup pot.
  3. Rinse out frying pan with one cup beef broth and add to pot. Add in to pot the rest of the broth, canned tomatoes, and spices.
  4. Simmer soup uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot topped with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 803mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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