Tortilla Taco Soup (Paula Deen)

This recipe is delicious! I needed something extra to go along with dinner one night. At the last minute I decided to make this recipe. I had browned ground beef with the bell pepper, onion, and garlic in the freezer so that made it go super-fast, and after opening up a few cans and packets of seasoning my soup was in the crock pot ready to roll.

I let it cook all day. When we got home that night the house smelled amazing. We couldn’t wait to dive in. The soup ended up being the main dish instead of what had already been prepared. Yes, it was that good.

I love the ease of this recipe and it’s delicious too. You could easily leave the meat out and double up on the beans to make this vegetarian.


  • 1 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium diced onions
  • 1 medium diced green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
  • 2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
  • 1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
  • tortilla chips, for serving
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Grated cheese, for garnish
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Pickled jalapenos, for garnish
  • Hot Sauce

    1. Brown the ground beef, bell pepper, garlic and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat
    2. Next transfer the browned beef mixture to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. 
    3. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. 
    4. To serve, place a small hand full of tortilla chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos or whatever you would like. Allow to sit a few minutes so the tortilla chips can soften up.
    5. Add hot sauce to give it a little heat if desired

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