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Quick + Easy Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing - Dump & Go!

Super simple taco soup dump and go recipe with ground beef, canned beans and tomatoes, and taco and ranch seasoning packets. This hearty soup version of tacos is so full of flavor and is a great change from the same old Taco Tuesday! Cook it with the stovetop, crockpot, or Instant Pot.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans tri beans OR 1 can each of kidney, pinto, and black beans
  • 1 (10 oz.) can rotel tomatoes
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (1 oz.) package ranch salad dressing mix


  • Brown the ground beef and onions in a large dutch oven.
  • Drain the excess fat.
  • Add the beans, tomatoes, (liquid from cans included) taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix and simmer on the cooktop over low heat for about an hour.
    See additional instructions above for cooking in a crockpot or Instant Pot.
  • Serving options: Ladel over tortilla or corn chips in a bowl. Top with green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado slices, and/or a lime wedge.
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