I wonder if there is anyone left who has not yet made Taco Soup? My oldest son adores this soup. He’s been wanting to make a meal for the blog, so I told him he could make his favorite soup to share with you all this week. The recipe is quite simple and it comes together in just minutes. I’ve made it without the beef in the past and it is just as delicious that way.
The secret to the unique flavor of taco soup is a packet of ranch dip mix. It provides an almost tanginess that balances the spice and it adds a great flavor to what might otherwise be a simple chili recipe. I no longer buy packaged ranch mix, so I haven’t made this soup in quite a while. After numerous requests to make his soup, I decided to attempt a version using the spices from my Homemade Ranch Dip. It turned out great. It wasn’t quite as tangy as the original, but both of my boys still declared it a success.