Cheesy Taco Soup
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 8minutes
    Cook Time
    22minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 8minutes
    Cook Time
    22minutes
    Less than 30 minutes for this ONE POT Cheesy Taco Soup! This is the ultimate comforting soup packed with all your favorite taco flavors and is SO easy and great for crowds! You haven’t had taco soup until you try this version!
    Ingredients
    • 1tablespoon olive oil
    • 1pound lean ground beef
    • 1/2 large onion, chopped
    • 1tsp EACH chili pwdr, cumin, salt
    • 1/2tsp EACH dried oregano, smoked paprika
    • 1/4teaspoon pepper
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 4garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/4cup flour
    • 115 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 115 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 14 oz. can mild diced green chilies
    • 1cup mild salsa
    • 110 oz. can mild enchilada sauce
    • 5cups reduced sodium chicken broth
    Add later:
    • 1cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheese
    • 4oz. cream cheese, cubed and softened
    Garnish
    • Tortilla chips or fritos
    • sour cream
    • Tomatoes
    • lettuce
    • Avocado/guacamole
    • Hot sauce to taste
    • fresh cilantro
    Instructions
    1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or soup pot. Brown the meat with onions until meat is cooked. Add all spices/seasonings, red bell pepper and garlic. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
    2. Stir in kidney beans, black beans, green chilies, salsa, enchilada sauce and chicken broth. Bring to boil then reduce to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
    3. Turn heat to low and stir in cream cheese until melted, followed by pepper jack and cheddar cheese until melted. Add milk to thin to desired consistency if desired.
    4. Serve with tortilla chips/fritos and additional garnishes as desired.
    Recipe Notes

    *If you like spicy, then heat it up with some medium salsa! I use medium Kirkland brand salsa from Costco.
    **Once prepared, you can keep soup warm in your slow cooker until ready to serve if desired.