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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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

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.


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