crockpot taco soup

Crockpot Taco Soup 11


With the weather getting a little cooler, I have hauled my slow cooker out of the cupboard and am getting my pantry stocked with items for one of our favorite easy soups for fall and winter – Crockpot Taco Soup.  Or Crockpot Tortilla Soup.  But mine doesn’t have any tortillas in it, so I call it taco soup.  So very easy, and so very filling.  And it’s even (fairly) healthy for you – so a “win” on all fronts!  🙂

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 chicken breasts, fresh or frozen (or you can use the smaller chicken tenders, if you like)
  • 1 can of corn, drained (or use frozen corn, about 1 1/2 cups or so – to your liking)
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (I use fresh sometimes, if I have them)
  • 4 cups of broth (either vegetable or chicken) or 4 cups of tortilla soup base – again, you can use less if you want a thicker soup, more like a stew
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, if not using the tortilla soup base noted above

Put the chicken breast/tenders in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Pour in the broth or soup base, and then add the other ingredients on top.  You can also add peppers, celery, etc.  Just use what ever extra veggies you have in the fridge that sound good.  That’s pretty much it!  Just put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.  Before I serve it I usually take 2 forks and shred up the chicken a little bit.  Then serve with chips/tortillas/crackers/whatever.  My daughter loves this soup topped with a big dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of grated cheese.

With just two of us at home now, I usually cut this recipe in half.  Normally (with the quantities I listed above) it makes about 6 servings, give or take.  Even with cutting it in half, it still makes 3-4 servings; enough for dinner one night for the two of us, and a serving for my lunch the next day.  🙂

Want another great crockpot recipe?  Try this one:  Crockpot Tomato Lentil Soup

What are your favorite crockpot recipes for fall and winter?  Take a moment and put a link to your recipe in the comments below.  Share some love!  🙂

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11 thoughts on “Crockpot Taco Soup

  • Shelly

    We love soup in the winter. I made taco soup just last night. It’s just so good.

    We also like to have a dish I call slow cooker easy hamburger dish. Original, I know. 🙂 But it is so good. I love fall for all the great, yummy comfort foods to make.

    • jmerrell81@gmail.com Post author

      Wow – Laura, thank you! I am honored. Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks for posting this recipe again on Tickle My Tastebuds. I appreciate it very much! Have a great rest of the week. 🙂

  • Alecia

    Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

    • jmerrell81@gmail.com Post author

      Wow! Thank you so much! That is a wonderful honor – and I will certainly stop by to claim my button! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to visit my site, and I hope you have a great rest of the week. 🙂

  • Helen Fern

    I’m so excited the weather is turning and it is soon to be soup season again. This is one I will be trying! Thank you for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Sunday linky – hope to see yo back next week!

  • Jess

    Oh yum, I could totally go for a bowl of this right now! Love this post, especially your food-tography 🙂 Have a great day! xo

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