This one pot taco soup recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for busy nights when you need a quick one pot meal. The whole family will love this recipe!
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Do you ever have those days that fly by and all of the sudden it’s time to start preparing dinner and you have no idea what to make? Since Greyson’s birth, that happens to us all too often. It would be so easy to just give up on a home cooked dinner on those nights and just eat out for dinner, but instead, I’ve found it’s better to have a few recipes on hand that are simple to make. I try to have recipes that use ingredients that I almost always have on hand, too.
One Pot Taco Soup
The first time we had this one pot taco soup, I made what I thought was a huge batch. I figured that it would be perfect for lunch throughout the week. Instead, the huge batch I made left only one bowl for lunch because no one could stop eating it.
It is always encouraging when the simple meals also end up being incredibly delicious. I love laboring over a good home cooked meal, but there are days where that just isn’t possible. Luckily with this recipe on hand I never have to worry about sacrificing a quality meal just because I run short on time.
Even if you don’t typically have all of these ingredients at home, there are only a few ingredients that cook quickly so it’s possible to run to the store and still be able to have a quick meal ready to go by dinner time. You only need a few cans, some fresh produce and ground meat and you’re ready to make this one pot taco soup. We love to use frozen meatless ground beef crumbles because they are cooked quickly and easily and the taste is great. Even meat lovers can enjoy the frozen crumbles.
The reason this soup is so easy to make last minute is because the base of it is made from cans! The Hunt’s tomatoes and RO*TEL make this soup so easy to make, by throwing the ingredients in one pot! The cans of tomatoes plus some fresh produce help this soup to be quick to make but full of flavor.
One of my favorite kitchen hacks makes this quick soup even easier and a true one pot meal. One thing that always slows me down is dicing onions. So I finally decided to figure out a way to have recipe size onions that are pre-diced and ready to go. It’s so easy to do!
Time Saving Diced Onion Kitchen Hack
To save time on recipes, dice onions and freeze in individual packages to be able to pull out enough for recipes quickly! To do this, dice a medium onion and fill six greased muffin tins with diced onions. I used a flexible silicone muffin tin but a metal one should work as well! Place in freezer for at least six hours.
To make sure they are done freezing, try to pull onions out of tin, if they separate then give them more time in the freezer. After the onions are frozen, you can add them to individual plastic baggies and add them to the freezer. Pre-freezing the onions will help prevent them from sticking to the bags when freezing.
Now that you have frozen diced onions ready to go, you’re ready to make your taco soup!Print
- 1 14 oz can of corn, 1 pack of frozen corn or 2 ears of fresh corn cut off cob
- 2 14 oz cans of Hunts fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 can RO*TEL
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 lb ground meat (frozen meatless crumbles or ground turkey/beef)
- 1 7 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced (optional)
- If using ground beef or turkey, brown meat in large soup pot.
- Add in onions to thaw and lightly sauté.
- Once meat is browned, add all other ingredients to pot.
- Cover ingredients with water.
- Bring pot to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes.
- Allow soup to simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Optional garnishes: queso blanco, crushed tortilla chips, jalapeños
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To get all of your ingredients, check out the canned section and produce section of your local Walmart!