Slow Cooker Taco Soup: Easy Dump and Go Recipe!

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This slow cooker taco soup recipe is a quick and inexpensive for days when you don’t want to have to think about what’s for dinner!

Taco Soup in blue bowl with cheese and sour cream

When my kids were still at home we always, and I mean always, sat down together as a family for dinner. Breakfast was fend for yourself, lunch was usually sandwiches or leftovers but dinner? This was the time for us to create traditions and memories.

This crock pot taco soup recipe is a family favorite. Served with my favorite moist Jiffy Cornbread with Creamed Corn, you’ve got a winner of a meal!

This is the perfect winter recipe to put in the slow cooker at the beginning of the day and have ready when you walk in the door for dinner. Or if you like soup during the warm months make it then!


  • Chili beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Black beans
  • Tomato sauce
  • Diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • Whole sweet corn
  • Creamed corn
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • Chili powder
  • Ground turkey or beef
  • Onion

See the recipe card for quantities.


Brown ground turkey and chopped onion in a large skillet.

If you like to add spices with you brown your meat try cumin, pepper, paprika or garlic powder for some variation. This is a recipe you can easily experiment on each time you make it!

Also make sure to drain the meat so you don’t have excess grease in the coup. This crockpot taco soup recipe is very forgiving but let’s make it as healthy as possible!

Do not drain any of the canned foods.

Add both chili beans and kidney beans to the slow cooker.

Add chili beans to taco soup recipe

Add black beans to the mixture.

Add black beans to slow cooker taco soup

Add tomato sauce.

Add tomato sauce to taco soup recipe

Add tomatoes and chiles.

Add tomatoes and chiles to crock pot

Pour in both types of corn.

Add corn to crock pot for taco soup

Add taco seasoning and 1 tablespoon chili powder.

Add seasonings to slow cooker

Add browned ground beef and onions.

Add ground beef to crock pot for taco soup

Stir all ingredients together.

Stir ingredients for taco soup in slow cooker

Simmer for 3-4 hours.

Before serving stir all ingredients one more time.

Serve warm and garnish with optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips.

crock pot taco soup recipe with cheese and sour cream

Some tips for making this recipe:

  1. If you don’t like your chili too spicy just substitute canned tomatoes for the tomatoes and chilis.
  2. If you DO like this recipe spicy add some jalapeños to the mix for medium heat!
  3. This is a “dump” recipe that goes straight into the slow cooker. No extra dishes!
  4. This recipe is easy to double or just add a second can of your favorite ingredient!
  5. Can use ground beef, sirloin or turkey. Your preference!
  6. Garnish with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream or crumbled tortilla chips.
  7. This soup also freezes well. Just let it cool and store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. 
Taco Soup in blue bowls on brown mat

FAQs about Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Cooking on low temperature is definitely the key if you’re going to be gone all day. Also make sure there’s enough moisture (water, milk, gravy) so that your recipe doesn’t dry out.

Yes, you can leave your crockpot on low all day unless it’s a recipe that’s already cooked and you’re basically just using the crockpot as a warmer. I think it’s a good idea to try your favorite recipe when you’ll be home so you can check on it during the cook cycle.

I don’t have the feature where the recipe shows the carbs but I would estimate 40-50 grams per a large bowl.

What readers are saying:

Readers who have made this recipe are raving about it! Here is what they had to say after feeding their family:

Found this because I was looking for a “modified Jiffy cornbread” recipe since I needed to bring cornbread for a work lunch. It was FANTASTIC! Had two bowls last night and will have some more today for lunch. Can’t wait for lunch! Reminded me of the canned soups I like, but doesn’t taste like canned soup. 😉
Thanks, Marty, for posting your recipes. I just made your Slow Cooker Taco Soup and loved it! Yum!
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4.67 from 6 votes

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Course Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Taco Soup


  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 can whole sweet corn
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped


  • Brown ground turkey and chopped onion.
  • Do not drain any of the canned foods.
  • Add all ingredients to crock pot.
  • Simmer for at least a couple of hours.
  • Serve warm and garnish with optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips.



Can substitute a can of diced stewed tomatoes and a small can of green chiles for one can of diced tomatoes and chiles. Can use ground beef instead of ground turkey.
A blue bowl with taco soup

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