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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This slow cooker taco soup is packed with lean ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, ranch, and taco seasonings, and is ready to feed a hungry crowd!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup in a bowl topped with cheese.

Dinner is definitely not on anyone’s mind on Halloween! Between handing out goodies, or dressing up for parties, no one is going to want to stand at the stove all night. 

I’m a huge fan of slow cooker soups, like my slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili

This slow cooker taco soup is the perfect dinner to come home to after a spooktacular evening.

It’s got something for everyone: corn, black beans, kidney beans, taco and ranch seasonings, lean ground beef, smoky fire-roasted tomatoes, and more!

Trust me, after a long night of celebrating Halloween, coming home to this slow cooker taco soup is totally eerie-sistible!

Craving a similar soup but made with chicken? Try this easy chicken taco soup!

Ingredients to make Slow Cooker Taco Soup on a table.
Ingredients for taco chili in the slow cooker bowl.

Ingredients for slow cooker taco soup

  • Ground beef – Ground beef is packed with protein and is extra delicious in this soup.
  • Taco seasoning – Feel free to use your favorite homemade or store-bought variety.
  • Rotel – Rotel is a mix of canned tomatoes, chiles, and spices that will add moisture and flavor to the soup. 
  • Diced green chiles – Diced green chiles will add a slightly spicy kick to our soup.
  • Beans – I’ve used a combination of black and kidney beans here, but if you prefer one over the other, feel free to use your favorite.
  • Fire roasted tomatoes – These fire-roasted diced tomatoes will add a hint of smokiness to our soup.
  • Yellow onion – A classic ingredient that will add earthiness and sweetness.
  • Ranch seasoning – Feel free to use your favorite homemade or store-bought variety.
  • Lime juice – Fresh is best! The lime juice will add brightness and freshness to the soup when it’s served.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup topped with avocado.

Making your own taco seasoning

Most store-bought taco seasonings are perfectly fine, but if you prefer to have control over the ingredients (whether it be to monitor levels of spice, or avoid certain allergies,) it’s super simple to make your own taco seasoning at home!

My favorite blend is 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika, ½ tsp of oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

This is a fairly mild blend, and not too spicy. 

You’ll see I’ve left out salt, and that’s on purpose. I like to control the amount of salt separately in the dish. 

Feel free to add other spices like ground chipotle powder, or smoked paprika, or more or less crushed red pepper flakes as you see fit. 

Fun toppings

Making a little toppings bar ahead of time is a great way to get guests to interact when you’re having a party!

Some of my favorite topping offerings are: sour cream (or Mexican crema,) diced white onions, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, corn chips, or sliced jalapeños. 

You can prepare the little bowls of toppings the day before, and keep them covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. 

When you’re ready to serve the soup, just bring out the bowls and uncover them for your guests to go wild!

Storage and leftovers

Any leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe bowl and cover loosely with a paper towel, and heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup in a white bowl.

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This slow cooker taco soup is packed with lean ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, ranch, and taco seasonings, and is ready to feed a hungry crowd!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dry Ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 lime juiced


  • Set as 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ground beef and onion and cook until no longer pink. Break up the meat as it cooks.
  • Drain the beef of any fat.
  • Add the beef and all the ingredients EXCEPT the lime juice to a slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Add the lid to the slow cooker and cook for 4-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  • Right before serving stir in the lime juice.
  • If the chili is too thick add in a bit more stock to thin it out.
  • Serve plain or topped with your choice of toppings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 813mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g
Course Soup
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword ground beef chili, ground beef taco soup, slow cooker chili, slow cooker taco soup, taco chili, taco soup
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

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