Slow Cooker Taco Chili Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Chili Soup

Total Time 3 Hours 12 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 pkg (12 count) Old El Paso Hard Taco Dinner Kit
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp (4 mL) chili powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 cans (398 mL) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (540 mL/19 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (540 mL/19 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (127 mL) Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen sweet corn
  • Garnish Options: Sliced jalapeño, sliced radish, sour cream, queso or feta cheese, cilantro, tomatoes, lime wedges, shredded cheddar


  1. Heat oil in an extra-large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and half of the taco spice, cumin, chili powder, and salt and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon until no pink remains. Push to one side of the pan and add onion and garlic; cook, stirring until softened 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, and taco sauce then scrape into a slow cooker insert.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, black beans, and half of the green chilies. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir in corn the 10 minutes before serving.
  3. Ladle into bowls and top with broken taco shells, remaining green chilies, and a few garnish options: jalapeño, radish, sour cream, Queso fresco, cilantro, tomatoes, limes, shredded cheddar.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking the beef and onion mixture in a skillet creates browning and depth of flavour, stirring in the broth ensures all the flavour is transferred to the slow cooker.
  • While we love traditional black beans in our chili soup, feel free to swap for lentils, chickpeas or navy beans.
  • Queso fresco is a mild and crumbly Mexican fresh cheese traditionally made of cow’s milk or a mix of cow and goat milk that balances Mexican recipes.