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Duggar’s Taco Soup

Duggar’s Taco Soup

This is one of my favorite soup-ish/fall dishes! I can’t help but to snatch a few bites from the pot while it’s simmering on the stove! For awhile, my mom made this about every Friday evening when they would host a Bible study at their house. (She’d usually triple the recipe to make it “Duggar Sized.”) It’s easy to throw together and easy to keep hot on the stove or in a crock pot.


Makes about 5 quarts (fills one large crock pot)


1 lb. ground beef or turkey, (cook with onion)

1 med onion, diced

1 (4oz.) can green chilies, (my mom would blend if she thought the kids might not like the chunks)

1 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1/4 C. taco seasoning (or one pkg.)

1/3 C. ranch (or one dry pkg.)

2 cans hominy (or corn), undrained

3 cans (14.5oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (14.5oz.) red or black beans, undrained

2 cans (14.5oz.) pinto beans, undrained

1 1/2 C. water


Brown meat with onion & drain. Add all ingredients to pot. Stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 30 min. Serve with tortilla chips, grated cheese and sour cream.

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  1. Regina Shea

    We had a ton of chicken taco meat left over last night. I was actually thinking of taco or tortilla soup recipe. I will be using this recipe or a version of it. Thank you Jill.

  2. Darla bradley

    This looks great! Can’t wait to try it. You always have the best recipes and ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  3. KathryN

    I make a similar one but I use 1lb beef, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of ranch style beans (adds great flavor!), 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 pkg of ranch dip mix, and one pkg of taco seasoning. Sometimes I’ll add a can of rotel as well. I’ll sometimes serve it with cornbread or tortilla chips.

  4. Katie

    Oooh yum! I’m always down for anything with ranch. Is there a reason your family used to make recipes with ground turkey instead of beef? I remember turkey bacon instead of pork bacon on 19kac too

    • Derick & Jill

      Hey Katie! Growing up I think we used ground turkey more because it was cheaper and slightly healthier. We do use some beef now too when we get it from my family after they butcher a cow. 😉 We do eat pork, just not super regularly.

      • Katie

        Awesome, thanks! I was always curious. Love your recipes

      • Sarah

        That’s interesting in my neck of the woods (Georgia) turkey is more expensive!

  5. Nancy Mata

    Looks Amazing !! Thank you for the recipe. God Bless yall

  6. Maryface

    This taco soup hits the spot on a cold dreary day. It is easy and delish. I share it with neighbors. No complaints. You gotta try it. Men and kids live it.

  7. Shay

    I use salsa for all my “seasonings” for tortilla soup. I cook chicken in the crockpot with salsa, shred it when done, add chicken stock, you can add corn/beans, but salsa has all your onions, tomatoes, green chilies…. You will have to add more salsa with the chicken stock to find a right depth of flavor. (Or use just the salsa cooked chicken for tacos or enchiladas..again you might need to add more salsa to adjust the flavors to your liking…we always add more because chicken creates broth so it thins the salsa flavor way down)

  8. Carrie

    I have made this many times over the years and i’ve never thought to add dry ranch seasoning to the recipe. That’s a neat little twist I am going to have to try! Thanks for reminding me how much I love taco soup!

  9. Rebecca

    Yay, thank you for posting this! I *only* have 7 kids but still the 1/3 recipe version suits us perfectly. We love this, perfect on a cold, snowy day.

  10. Amber Hinz

    I have been a nanny for over 20 yrs and have made this recipe (which I got off your family’s site) for many families over the years. It is the fav of the 6 yr old I care for now. He would eat it everyday if he could. It’s so easy to make with little ones running around.

  11. DIna

    Jill I made this soup last week, it turned out amazing. And it was such a hit. I will
    Be making another pot for my husbands Duck Hunting friends. My father in law and my husband all bring snacks or meals to share out at the hunting grounds before they go into the field, this is a huge hit! Thank you

    • Derick & Jill

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! I know we all love it! 🙂 -Jill


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