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Slow Cooker Taco Soup is a comforting soup that will warm you up on a cold night or is a great freezer friendly dish.  Put it in the slow cooker and forget about it while you go about your day. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

We are about a month into having two kids under the age of three. Yes, we are surviving!! 😉 And by surviving I mean drinking a whole lot of coffee.  Another thing that has helped me through the tired, sleepless days? My slow cooker! That kitchen helper that cooks while you go about your day and has dinner waiting for you when you are ready to eat. You really can’t beat that.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Put everything in that bad boy, go about your day and come back to dinner! Slow Cooker Taco Soup is an easy soup to throw together that the whole family will love. You can modify this soup to your family’s tastes. Ground turkey or ground beef and any garnishes you fancy. We load lots of cheese, green onion, a bit of avocado and cilantro on ours. The best part of these types of soup is everyone can load it up with their favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This is also one of the freezer friendly meals I made before Drew came! It is so nice to have something yummy like this waiting for us and just requires a little reheating.  Slow Cooker Taco Soup freezes really well too!

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Soup, Dinner

Description

Slow Cooker Taco Soup is a comforting soup that makes a great freezer friendly dish or game day soup. Put it in the slow cooker and forget about it while you go about your day. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 115 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 110 oz can Rotel
  • 215 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 115 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (or 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Garnish:
  • Salsa
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet brown meat over medium high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  2. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker combine all ingredients. Cook on High for 4-6 hours.
  3. To freeze:
  4. Let soup cool completely and divide into portions using freezer friendly containers or ziplock bags. Chill in the refrigerator before freezing.
  5. To thaw:
  6. Thaw soup in the refrigerator the day before you want to eat it. Reheat in a saucepan until heated through stirring to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with garnishes of your choice.

Recipe adapted from Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook

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Julia

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gayle

Thursday 27th of February 2014

I plan to make this this weekend, just want to be sure that the oregano is 1 Tablespoon dried is correct. Thanks.

Julia

Friday 28th of February 2014

Yes it is 1 Tablespoon but you can certainly add less if you like or you don't have to add it at all. It will still taste great without it or with less. Hope you like it!

Julia

Friday 28th of February 2014

Yes it is 1 Tablespoon but you can certainly add less if you like or you don't have to add it at all. It will still taste great without it or with less. Hope you like it!

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Oh, yum!!! You know I've just been all about crock-pot recipes lately, and this looks fabulous! So easy - the perfect thing for (yet another!) cold week here in Ohio! So awesome to be able to freeze it for those hurry-up nights, too! Pinning for sure! :D

Julia

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

It is freezing in Chicago too! I am ready for Spring. :) This is a great cold weather soup--hope you enjoy it!

Julie

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Awesome! Since Illinois is never going to have spring again (ok, maybe someday), I'm planning on this soup for a work day soon!

Julia

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Seriously! This winter is so brutal! I am anxiously awaiting even 40 degrees. ;)

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

Monday 24th of February 2014

Wish I had a bowl of this right now!!

Julia

Monday 24th of February 2014

I know!! It is perfect for the cold, winter days we are living right now!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Monday 24th of February 2014

This soup looks so amazing. Taco soup? And in a slow cooker? Where do I sign up!

Julia

Monday 24th of February 2014

Thanks Jocelyn!

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