taco soup (crock pot recipe).


i love crock pots. you throw a bunch of stuff in, turn in on all day and when you come home all you have to do is dish it up and eat!


for my taco soup, i use the following ingredients:


  • 20 oz 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • (2) 4.5 oz cans diced chiles
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 12 oz bag frozen corn
  • 12 oz jar of chunky salsa
  • packet of taco seasoning
  • tomato juice (about 1 cup.. just enough to make it “soupy”)
  • avocado, cheese & greek yogurt (or sour cream) for garnish

here are the ever-so-complicated directions:

1. dice your onion and put it in the pot:


2. put the ground turkey in the pot:


3. empty the taco seasoning packet into the pot:


4. mix:


5. add your diced chiles:


6. add your beans:


7. add your tomatoes:


8. add your corn:


9. add your salsa:


10: mix:


11. set on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours:


12. when you get home, if it is not soupy enough, add some organic tomato juice.


13. scoop some soup into a bowl, garnish with avocado, greek yogurt & cheese.


14. eat!


entire recipe makes 8 servings. nutrition stats include 1/8 of an avocado, 0.5 oz shredded cheese & 2 TB greek yogurt.



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Tiffany May 27, 2010 at 6:33 am

That taco soup looks great! When I make mine I always brown the turkey before adding to the crockpot. Does the turkey cook all the way through if you add it raw? I might have to try adding it in raw because it would save so much time!


Ashley S August 11, 2010 at 7:14 am

Are the onions crunchy after the 8 hours? I love onions any kind of way, the husband will gag if they are crunchy…lol!


Maren August 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Just got done eating this! I am obsessed! Thanks lady!


Mel August 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

It’s in the crockpot now :-) We’ll be super busy this week, so i’m looking forward to this yummy looking time-saver!


Ed September 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

This looks delicious! Thanks for linking to it today…I’m definitely putting it on my list of things to make :)


Katie January 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

I love this recipe!!! Perfect for lunch break :) Also… Anymore crock pot recipes, feel free to share!


Cait's Plate June 30, 2011 at 7:01 am

I desperately need a crockpot. That looks AMAZING! Love the chunky avocado as a topper :)


sarah @spinach+spice July 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

made this for the family tonight.. it was a hit!
thanks for the cheap, easy, and delicious recipes


Christina October 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I made this for the first time today and I am REALLY impressed with how it came out! Instead of canned chilis I used two homegrown jalapenos. Next time I will add even more, and double up on the liquid. This will certainly be a repeat meal in my house. Thanks!

Found you through yes I want cake by the way.


Jenn D January 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I tried this recipie after seeing it on your Sunday post. It was awesome, thanks for sharing!


Janetha January 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

That’s great! I am so glad you liked it, and thank you for the feedback.


Crystal February 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

I made this for the first time last night. It was really really thick, even after I added tomato juice, and I couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized I added 32 oz of turkey instead of 20 oz…oops! I need to read recipes more closely, LOL. It was still good anyway…


Janetha February 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hey Crystal! Thanks for your feedback. Hey–just a little extra protein, right?? Haha. I bet it was more like a chili? Glad it was still good. Sometimes I omit the juice to make it thicker and use it to top baked potatoes. Have a great day! xo


Kristin March 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I feel dumb asking… but is there an easy way to print this?? without the pictures? I can’t find a button anywhere on the page :) Thanks!!


Janetha March 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Don’t feel dumb! Because there isn’t.. I am slowly working on making my recipes printable without the pics.. I failed at that early on in my blogging. I will email you a printable version:)


kristin February 6, 2013 at 7:14 am

Making it tonight.


Swah July 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This has been on my List-Of-Things-To-Make for a long time. I finally made it today and it is amazing! I did make it thick like chili, because I like a thicker soup. But jeebus, the flavor is amazing. And I have tons of leftovers to share!


Emily September 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Wow I started out on your body for life works page and started browsing recipes. I really can’t wait to make some. Being pregnant I can’t really start a major diet and exercise plan but I can make these recipes. yum


Janetha September 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Congrats on being pregnant! Hope you enjoy the taco soup.. it’s a favorite in my house!


Kacie October 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This was so good! I added a few jalapenos because I love everything spicy. Really hit the spot for mexican food :)


LaToya November 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

Wow!!! This soup is super easy and delicious. This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your list and I’m so happy I did. Thanks and keep them coming.


Amanda July 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

Yum!! Im a little late to the party but made this for dinner and it was delicious!! I browned my turkey first and after an hour, it was already warm enough to eat. This is def going in the meal planning rotation as well as part of our churchs meal to heal food train list. Thanks!


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