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Taco soup is guaranteed to be a family favorite. It's healthy, incredibly easy (only takes 30 minutes) and naturally gluten-free. The perfect healthy dinner!
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Taco Soup (Easy, Healthy & Gluten-Free)

Taco soup is guaranteed to be a family favorite. Made with ground beef, black beans, corn and tomatoes, it's healthy, incredibly easy (only takes 30 minutes) and naturally gluten-free. Watch my video above to see how I make it!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco soup, taco soup recipe
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 472kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ large onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 recipe taco seasoning or 2 tbsp if you've made a large batch
  • 1 (15-ounce can) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce can) kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce can) canned sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce can) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce can) canned diced green chilies
  • 3 cups water

optional toppings

  • avocado
  • jalapeno peppers
  • cilantro
  • cotija cheese or other cheese
  • sour cream
  • cashew sour cream dairy-free


  • In a large pot over medium heat cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any fat.
  • Add the diced onion, bell pepper, taco seasoning and tomato paste. Stir and sweat the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the drained and rinsed cans of black beans, kidney beans and sweet corn. Then add the full cans of diced tomatoes, diced green chilies and water.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you could add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours (or more) or high for 4 hours.
  • To serve, ladle the taco soup into bowls. Then add your favorite toppings.



  • This is a great soup to cook in a large batch for healthy meal prep. You can freeze individual portions and reheat as needed.
  • For a meatless Monday or vegetarian/vegan option, you could easily replace the ground beef with quinoa.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5.6mg