easy mexican soup recipe

Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Super easy Mexican soup recipe. Packed with flavor, very filling and makes a TON. Great recipe for large groups. Freezer friendly as well!


  • 2 lbs of lean ground beef (or sub ground chicken)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or sub garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing mix or make your own ranch dip
  • 23 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 2 15 oz cans Rotel (or two 15 oz cans of petite diced tomatoes and two 4 oz cans of chopped green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans shoe peg white corn
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 1 15 oz can ranch beans (or sub 1 can pinto beans)
  • 2 cups of water


  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.
  4. Optional: serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips


Slow Cooker Instructions:

Brown the meat with onions according to directions. Add the meat mixture plus all other ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Freezer Meal Directions:
To Freeze:
Fully cook the soup, let it cool completely, and freeze in a BPA-free gallon freezer bag or other air-tight freezable container for up to 3 months.
To Prepare:
Either thaw in the fridge overnight and warm up or warm on the stove top over low heat. You can also put it in the crock pot from frozen, stirring periodically.

Since this recipe uses a lot of canned food items, be sure to look for brands that are BPA-free.