Slow Cooker or Stovetop Easy Taco Soup – Freezer Meal Option

Slow Cooker or Stove Top Easy Taco Soup – Freezer Meal Option

This easy Taco Soup recipe is a cinch to prepare! Make it on your stovetop OR in a slow cooker, either way it’s always a crowd favorite!
 Yields: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups water 
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole kernel corn undrained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies undrained
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 recipe recipe homemade ranch dressing mix
  • tortilla chips and toppings for serving
 Directions:
  1. In a Dutch Oven or large stock pot over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Add water, beans, tomatoes, corn, chiles, and all juices from cans. Stir in taco seasoning and ranch seasoning.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Or, transfer to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. To serve, place tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl and ladle soup over the chips. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, or other toppings as desired.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Prep:

  1. Label your freezer bag with the name of the meal and cooking instructions.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a gallon size zip lock bag. ( you do not need to brown the meat with the onions first unless you want to)
  3. Remove as much air as possible, seal and lay flat in the Freezer.

Cooking:

  1. The night before cooking, move the frozen bag to your refrigerator to thaw
  2. The morning of cooking, pour contents into crockpot.
  3. Cook on “low” setting for 8 hours or high for 4 -6 hours.
  4. Top with diced tomatoes, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, green onion, avocado, and additional cheese as desired.