Fall Favorite :: Taco Soup For The Soul

It's Fall and that means football, friends, and fun gatherings! I have a recipe for a fan favorite that is sure to be a hit, making your house the go-to for this fall season.

Fall Favorite :: Taco Soup For The Soul

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. Sure, it’s not 60 degrees yet, but the fall is among us, can you feel it??? The days are getting shorter, the festivities are beginning, and the stores have decked out their shelves with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything “It’s Fall Y’all!” And one of the best parts about the autumn season? You guessed it: Football!

We absolutely love to host football get togethers, where our friends bust out their purple and gold, pop a cold drink, and cheer until we are hoarse! Game day finger foods are fun, but at the first bite of cold weather, we want some soup to warm our souls.

I’ve got a recipe for you that is sure to be a fall fan favorite, for kids and adults. And it’s as easy as Taco Tuesdays.

Ok, here we go!

What you’ll need :: 

  • A Dutch oven
  • 1.5 lbs of ground meat
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • Minced garlic
  • 2 tbs butterFall Favorite :: Taco Soup For The Soul
  • 2-3 bell peppers, make them colorful! Diced in 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 can of sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 cup diced green onions
  • 1.5 packs of taco seasoning
  • 1 pack of dry ranch seasoning (if you’re feeling fancy, try fiesta ranch seasoning)
  • 32oz beef broth

Directions :: 

In a Dutch oven, sauté over medium heat the onions and minced garlic in butter. Add the ground meat and brown it. If your ground meat is 10% fat or less, do not drain the meat. Now add the taco seasoning, and stir.

Add the bell peppers, corn, Rotel, green onions, and then the ranch seasoning.  Stir thoroughly, then add the beef broth. Stir then bring to a boil, then let simmer for 30 minutes.

Fall Favorite :: Taco Soup For The SoulReady to serve! Now add the toppings, and these can be fun for everyone to add what they like. Favorites in my house include sour cream and shredded cheese, eaten with a side of nacho chips. If you like a little spice, throw in some jalapenos!

This recipe feeds 6-8, so double the recipe if you’re throwing a bigger party. To cut corners, if you are in a hurry, buy pre-diced onions. The kids can add their toppings, so they tend to love this too.


Impress your friends, and fill your bellies with this fall favorite: Taco soup for the soul!

Kimberly Wigglesworth
Kimberly is a wife, mom, friend, community leader, and full-time business executive. She’s a Baton Rouge native, third-generation LSU grad with an MPA, and a self-proclaimed champion of both mastering chaotic schedules and creating coocoo jingles (mostly about burps, butts, and farts) to laugh kids out of tantrums. She enjoys playing board games with her husband and friends, jamming to throwback songs from the 90s, hosting neighborhood game nights, and spending time with her family and two puppies. Coffee is her crutch and comedy is her prescribed medicine for life’s insanity.


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