• Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup

    by Polly on January 23, 2012

    mexican soup recipe great for large groups

    This Mexican soup recipe never fails to please a crowd. It is one of my favorite recipes for a lot of reasons:

    1) It tastes awesome

    2) It is primarily made with veggies

    3) It freezes really well

    4) It feeds up to 12 adults

    5) It is super easy to make

    6) Kids love it! (If you’re easy on the spices)

    kids eating soup

    Do I have you convinced yet? If not, you can ask the people who just left my house requesting the recipe. 

    Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup


    • 2 lbs of lean ground beef (you can also use chicken)
    • 1 large chopped onion
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix*
    • 2-3 tablespoons of taco seasoning
    • 2 cans rotel
    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 2 cans shoe peg white corn
    • 1 can black beans
    • 1 can pinto beans
    • 1 can ranch beans
    • 2 cups of water
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    • * If you want to avoid using a pre-packaged mix, here is a recipe for homemade Ranch Dressing mix from www.heavenlyhomemakers.com.
    • Ranch Dressing Mix
    • 5 Tablespoons dried minced onions
    • 7 teaspoon parsley flakes
    • 4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


    1) Brown meat and onion on medium/high heat until beef is cooked thoroughly. Add garlic salt and cumin while browning the meat.

    2) Add all ingredients, including meat mixture into a large pot. (Don't even drain the beans.) Just dump it all in!

    3) Simmer for 2 hours.

    Optional: serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips

    Mix together and store in an air tight container. Use about 2 tablespoons to replace the package mix.


    easy mexican soup recipe

    Hope you like it as much as we do! Here are a few other Mexican recipes from our Recipe Index if you’re interested:

    Healthy Guacamole for the Masses

    Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas 

    Anything Goes Tortilla Soup

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    Jessica Ayllon February 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    This recipe is SO YUMMY!! :D Big hit every time I make it now….thanks ladies!


    Susan March 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Recipe calls for 2 cans of Rotel. What is that?


    Rachel March 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    This is an older recipe, so I’m glad you brought that to our attention. Rotel is a brand name for a canned tomato and green chili mix. To make this closer to “real food” though, you can use two 15 oz cans of petite diced tomatoes and two 4-6 oz cans of chopped green chilies. Check to make sure there are no added ingredients in those cans and organic is even better! I hope that helps.


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