When you’re super-busy during the week and have to get dinner on the table, it can be pretty stressful! As well as the cooking, there’s also pots and dishes to clean up.

If you don’t want all of the dishes that go with cooking, an easy way to avoid it is by using just one pot. There’s a lot of one-pot meals you can cook up, but here you’ll discover one of the easiest – Taco soup.

Want to know how easy it is? My previously non-cooking husband has made this his signature dish! And it’s delicious! Now, it’s his “go-to” meal, even when the weather turns warmer!

Why Taco soup?

The great thing about Taco Soup is that it is so versatile! It also doesn’t take very many ingredients.

You’ll need ground beef, onions, smoked paprika, black beans, corn, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, salsa, and chicken broth.  Plus, optional ingredients for serving could be sour cream, shredded cheese, chips, lettuce, salsa, and avocado.

This soup is a great way to use leftover meat.  Try leftover chicken, hamburger, shredded pork or turkey.

The full list of ingredients include:

  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 small, sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8.75 – 15-ounce can of corn kernels, drained
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 10-ounce can or jar of mild enchilada sauce
  • 16-ounce jar of mild salsa
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Tortilla chips, Mexican shredded cheese, sour cream and avocado for serving

For specific instructions to prepare, click HERE.

You can cook this meal on the range or in a slow cooker. Add all the ingredients to the pot and leave to simmer and cook. My husband cooks it in the crock pot for 4-6 hours. Easy peasy!!

You’ll be surprised how quickly this soup is to make; especially in the morning when you’re getting ready for the day.  You can easily put everything in the pot and turn on the slow cooker for the day while you’re at work.

Or you could prepare it the night before. Put the slow cooker insert into the refrigerator for the night and then take it out in the morning and put into the crock pot. Turn it on low power and by the time you get home, you’ll have a tasty and filling soup.

Making a one pot healthy meal is easy to do and once you’ve gotten used to doing it this way, you’ll want to find more recipes that use only one pot to cook in.  It’s really convenient and a huge time saver!

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