Ranch Taco Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Ranch Taco Soup is so easy to make and wonderful for any large gathering. It makes a lot and we love it with Fritos and shredded cheese. It’s definitely a comfort meal and would be great for tailgating or camping.

Ranch Taco Soup Ingredients Needed:

Ground beef


Green pepper

Minced garlic

Black pepper



Pinto beans

Black beans

Kidney beans

Whole kernel white sweet corn

Petite diced tomatoes

Green chilies

Taco seasoning

Ranch dressing mix

Fritos (optional)

Shredded Cheese (optional)

This hearty dish is so simple since all you do is cook the ground beef with peppers and onions, then throw everything in the crock pot. That is what makes it great for a gathering, because it makes a lot but it’s so easy!

Now.. we use ranch dressing mix but you could easily use ranch dressing. I also think this is a dish that can always use a little more seasoning, so if you don’t feel like it has enough then add more. We also enjoy topping this soup with sour cream too. It’s just delicious!

We always have leftovers and this is also delicious in a tortilla, baked for a few minutes, served with sour cream cheese and salsa!

Ranch Taco Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

Ranch Taco Soup - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Ranch Taco Soup

Judy Yeager
This Ranch Taco Soup is a dish you will love! Super easy to make, wonderful comfort food and delicious topped with sour cream and Fritos! Taco soup is so easy and everyone loves it.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush's pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush's black beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush's kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can whole kernel white sweet corn, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1 1.5 ounce package taco seasoning
  • 1 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix


  • Brown ground beef with onion, green pepper and spices in a skillet on top of the stove.
  • Add all ingredients to crock pot and mix in ground beef mixture.  Cook on low 2 to 3 hours.
  • This makes a 3 quart crock pot almost full to the top, approximately 10 to 12 servings.


I always have leftovers with this stew.  The second day we eat it in tortillas with sour cream, salsa, and shredded cheese on top and love it this way, too.
Keyword Ranch Taco Soup
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