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8 Can Taco Soup

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This 8 Can Taco Soup is an easy weeknight meal that also makes for a great freezer meal!  Ground beef, seasoning and 8 cans found in your pantry make up this simple and delicious soup!


Here on Num’s the Word, I am a big fan of creating delicious meals that have minimal prep time and are excellent as leftovers. This 8 Can Taco Soup hits all of my requirements for the perfect home cooked meal.

This 8 Can Beef Taco Soup is an easy weeknight meal that also makes for a great freezer meal!  Ground beef, and some special seasoning and 8 cans found in your pantry make up this simple and delicious soup!

I am a big fan of this flavorful and simple meal. Once you get hooked on this recipe, you’ll be sure to keep the ingredients in your pantry for the next time you need a quick weeknight meal. 



What goes in 8 Can Taco Soup? 

As promised, there’s just meat, the required cans, and some seasoning to make this easy taco soup. Here’s what you’ll need: 



How to make 8 can Taco Soup: 

In just 40 minutes, you’ll have created a tasty soup that your whole family will love. This easy taco soup recipe calls for 8 cans, but there are only 4 steps to make your dinner. 

  1. Cook: You’ll need that ground beef cooked up. 
  2. Season: Add your seasonings for maximum flavor.
  3. Cans: Time to add in your veggies!
  4. Enjoy: Cook it all together and you’ve got yourself a great meal!



How to make 8 Can Taco Soup in the Slow Cooker — 

To make this recipe in your slow cooker, you’ll first want to cook and season your ground beef on the stove like you would if making this easy taco soup on your stove top.

Once you have cooked your beef, transfer it to your slow cooker. Open all 8 cans and put them into your slow cooker, and mix well. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours. 



How to make 8 Can Taco Soup on the stove: 

This easy taco soup is designed to be made on the stove.

Take a large pot, or dutch oven pot, and brown and season your ground beef. Then add all 8 cans and water to have the pot and mix everything together.

Now let everything come to a simmer for about 30 minutes. Once everything has simmered together, serve and enjoy! Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings to your Easy Taco Soup



What to serve with Taco Soup: 

  • Toppings: I recommend topping your taco soup with sour cream, cheese, and corn chips. But you could also add sliced avocado, jalapenos or anything else you’d add to a taco! 



What is 8 Can Taco Soup?  

Taco soup is an easy dinner that’s ready in just 40 minutes! It’s a one pot meal that combines the flavors of ground beef tacos and chili! You will be amazed at how fast and easy this meal is, and everyone you share it with will be so glad that you mastered this easy taco soup. 

Can I use different meat in my 8 Can Taco Soup? 

Sure! If you don’t want to use ground beef, you could also use shredded chicken, or ground turkey! Whatever you choose, make sure to include the proper seasoning so that you still get the right flavors in your taco soup. 



Other Mexican flavor inspired Recipes: 

I love this easy taco soup recipe because it has my favorite Mexican inspired flavors. Here are some of my other Mexican inspired favorite recipes. 

How long does it last in the fridge?

Taco soup will last for 3-4 days in the fridge if stored properly. Just microwave and enjoy again! 

Can you freeze taco soup?

Yes! Just seal up your leftovers in a freezer approved container or zipper bag. It should be good in your freezer for 3-4 months! 

This 8 can taco soup is great as leftovers! If you want to make sure you have leftovers — make it a 16 can soup and double your recipe! It freezes well, and stays tasty in the fridge for a few days. 



If you loved this easy 8 can taco soup, try out some of these other simple soup recipes: 

Soup is a great way to make a simple meal that fills you up in one bowl. These are some of my favorite recipes that everyone in my house enjoys. 



My whole family enjoys sitting down for a nice warm bowl of soup. I love the fact that I have all the necessary ingredients for 8 can taco soup stocked and ready to go in my pantry!

If you’re a fan of tacos, chili, and easy recipes — this easy soup is sure to become  your new simple favorite. 


Yield: 8 Servings

8 Can Taco Soup

zoomed in image of a full bowl of soup

This 8 Can Taco Soup is an easy weeknight meal that also makes for a great freezer meal! Ground beef, seasoning and 8 cans found in your pantry make up this simple and delicious soup!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 lb low fat ground beef
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans + liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn + liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans + liquid
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can French style green beans + liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans + liquid
  • 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes + liquid
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mild Rotel tomatoes + liquid
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies + liquid
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix or 2 Tablespoons homemade
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)
  • corn chips (optional)


  1. In a large dutch oven or pot, brown ground beef until cooked through.
  2. If using a higher fat ground beef, drain now and return to pot.
  3. Add taco seasoning & ranch seasonings to ground beef and mix well.
  4. Add pinto beans, corn, black beans, green beans, stewed tomatoes, Ro*tel tomatoes & green chilies to ground beef. Mix well.
  5. Add beef broth and mix again.
  6. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld.
  7. Remove from stove and serve immediately with sour cream, cheese & corn chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1437mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g
Originally Posted: September 13, 2016

Text & Photos Updated: April 22, 2021

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Wednesday 27th of September 2023

How it says to remove from oven at the end of cooking on stove? Never said to put in the oven.


Thursday 28th of September 2023

Thanks for the laugh Pam! You are right! I think I had typed dutch oven so often that I just said oven. It's 100% a stove. I've updated it. Thanks for pointing that out!


Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Could you add the cans and cooked ground beef to a slow cooker? If so, what temp and how long to cook?


Saturday 14th of January 2023

@Janelle, I've done it in the slow cooker and it is delicious. I do mine 4 to 6 hours on low...enjoy..


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

I've never done it in the slow cooker. However I do suggest cooking the ground beef BEFORE putting it in the slow cooker. The texture changes a bit in a slow cooker if put in uncooked. Once it's in I'd cook it on high for 2-3 hours. That is a guess though since I've never done it myself. If you do, let me know how it turns out.


Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I’ve been waiting for a recipe like this for a while! Once the weather gets a bit chillier, this one will be simmering in my kitchen! Thanks!


Friday 16th of October 2020

So glad to hear it! Simply pantry recipes are always a winner in our book!


Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Tried this last night and it was delicious, great for using up things I already had at home :)

Laura Allen

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

When you say chili beans, do you mean kidney beans?


Sunday 30th of August 2020

Yes and No. :) There is a can of beans called Chili Beans. They are Kidney Beans in a mild chili sauce. If you can't find them, then use kidney beans. :)

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