5 Ingredient Taco Soup: Easily Made In 30 Minutes

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This 5 ingredient taco soup is super easy to make with all the classic taco flavors. Have this soup ready for dinner in 30 minutes from one pot!

5 ingredient taco soup

Believe it or not you can still get a ton of flavor from a 5 ingredient taco soup. You’ll need the help of a few thing but the recipe can be easy and delicious.

5 ingredient taco soup uses the most basic ingredients to get that taco flavor. This leaves so many possibilities for you to play around with.

Traditionally taco soup has a ton of ingredients but this breaks them down to the basics so that you can finish cooking and get back to living. Let’s get started.

5 ingredient taco soup

How To Make A 5 Ingredient Taco Soup

Ingredients you’ll need, including garnish

  • Ground beef
  • Beef broth or chicken broth
  • Rotel tomatoes and green chilis
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • Tostados
  • Garnish (Mexican cheese, cilantro)
5 ingredient taco soup

Quick tips and variations for the recipe

  • Tostados are fried corn tortillas. They are hard and crunchy. If you can’t find these then the classic fried tortilla strips work well or crunchy taco shells, Doritos, corn or tortilla chips. Anything that will bring a crunchy texture to your soup.
  • To make the soup more hearty you can sway out the Rotel tomatoes and add black beans, corn or diced potatoes into the soup.

Making the 5 ingredient taco soup

  1. First, in a sauce pan or pot on medium high heat, add a little oil and cook the hamburger meat. Cook the meat all the way through.
  2. Then, toss in the Rotel tomatoes and green chilis after you drained and rinsed them. Next, empty 2 taco seasoning packets into the pot.
  3. Now, pour in the broth. Bring to a boil then cover and allow the taco soup to simmer for 15 minutes. This will give the starched in the taco seasoning time to thicken the soup.
  4. In a small bowl, serve the taco soup with crumbled tostados with cheese and cilantro as a garnish. You should not need to add more salt but always taste to make sure before serving.
5 ingredient taco soup

Storing leftovers & reheating

You can store the taco soup in an airtight container for 3-4 days. This is also a recipe that works great for freezing or using for meal prep if you’re someone who lives alone.

For reheating, you can easily reheat this recipe inside a pot and bring it up to temperature. Of course, the quicker options always to pop in the microwave for a few minutes.

5 ingredient taco soup

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where did taco soup come from?

Taco soup is an American thing unfortunately. In Mexico they do have a tortilla soup which is where the idea to use tostados came from in this recipe.

What to serve with taco soup?

Here is a list of some great Mexican recipes:

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5 ingredient taco soup

5 Ingredient Taco Soup

This 5 ingredient taco soup is super easy to make with all the classic taco flavors. Have this soup ready for dinner in 30 minutes from one pot!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 32 ounces beef or chicken broth
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis, drained & rinsed
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 4 tostados, crumbled
  • Mexican cheese & cilantro for garnish

Instructions
 

  • First, in a sauce pan or pot on medium high heat, add a little oil and cook the hamburger meat. Cook the meat all the way through.
  • Then, toss in the Rotel tomatoes and green chilis after you drained and rinsed them. Next, empty 2 taco seasoning packets into the pot.
  • Now, pour in the broth. Bring to a boil and cover then allow the taco soup to simmer for 15 minutes. This will give the starched in the taco seasoning time to thicken the soup.
  • In a small bowl, serve the taco soup with crumbled tostados with cheese and cilantro as a garnish. You should not need to add more salt but always taste to make sure before serving.
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