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Best Tailgating Recipes: Taco Soup

Soup weather has arrived. Warm up your game day with this easy and delicious Taco Soup. 

Soup weather has arrived! Warm up your game day with this easy and delicious Taco Soup. It has all of the zesty taco flavor you love in a filling soup recipe!

Even though we love soup all year long, there is just something about fall that makes us crave it even more. Soup tends to be an affordable way to feed a crowd, and most recipes are incredibly easy to prepare, making it the perfect meal for a game day gathering! This recipe in particular is one of those great "dump and go" recipes that allow you to pretty much throw everything in a pot and in no time you have a filling, tasty meal that's loaded with flavor!

One of the ingredients that gives this soup so much flavor is the slightly sweet crunch of corn. Did you know that Indiana ranks 2nd nationally for popcorn production, and 5th for corn that is used for grain and other items such as ethanol? When you stop and think about it, corn has played a pivotal role in the history of our nation, beginning with the Native Americans' cultivation of maize. It helped to keep the early European settlers alive, and today is a major factor in our diets and economy. Corn feeds humans and livestock, helps power our vehicles, and creates hundreds of thousands of jobs. What an amazing vegetable!

So, crack open that can of corn for the soup, pop open that bag of corn chips, and enjoy this awesome Taco Soup that has been brought to you (in part) by your Hoosier farmers!


Taco Soup

Total Cook/Prep Time: 50 mins

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1- 15.25 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1- 15.25 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounce can Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 2- 14.25 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1- 14 ounce beef broth
  • 1- 1 ounce taco seasoning mix
  • 1- 1 ounce ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • Garnish: shredded cheese sour cream and corn chips


  • In a dutch oven or stock pot brown the hamburger, drain.
  • Add the onion and saute for a couple minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and corn chips.

Looking for more great soup ideas? Check these out!!

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