Need a budget friendly soup to keep you warm this winter? Try our favorite Crock Pot Taco Rice Soup Recipe made from leftovers.
The slow cooker does all the work and dinner is ready with practically no effort to make.
Crock Pot Taco Rice Soup Recipe
Last week we made tacos and instead of just making enough for one meal, I browned up enough meat for two meals. Instead of making enough rice for one meal, I made enough so we would have left overs.
Then I stuck both the extra meat and the rice in the fridge. Since I was cooking anyway, it was not any extra work to make a double batch.
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That way, I would have it all ready to make this crock-pot soup a few days later. Instead of having to brown and cook rice, I had it all ready in the the fridge.
Cook once… eat twice. No one even knew that we were technically having left overs.
Sneaky me! The kids devoured the soup and I had an incredibly easy dinner idea.
That is a win for sure!
Crock Pot Taco Soup with Rice is easy and delicious!
I think this “plan” of cooking once and eating twice just might become part of your menu plan. It sure is nice to get dinner on the table during busy weeknights without a ton of stress.
Taco Soup with rice is so simple!
We love using the slow cooker for an easy dinner. I really like my Ninja cooker.
The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker. It is nice to just have the one pan to clean if you are not using leftovers.
It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
If you are in the market for a new crockpot, this one is my favorite. I use this all the time and it’s great.
This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere. I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing!
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Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
Whatever you use, this meal will be amazing! I’m certain the entire family will enjoy this delicious recipe.
What can I top this Leftover Spanish Rice Soup with?
- corn chips
- tortilla chips
- cheddar cheese
- dollop of sour cream
- green onions or red onions
- hot sauce
Taco Soup is delicious however you decide to eat it!
It is one of our favorite beef and rice soup recipes. You can also make this soup with ground turkey or even chicken breasts.
Ingredients for Mexican Rice Soup Recipe:
- 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey (brown the ground beef) (You can also use ground turkey)
- 2 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning (or ½ packet of taco seasoning mix if store bought)
- 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- ½ onion diced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of kidney beans
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes (or diced tomatoes)
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- Shredded cheese and tortilla chips for toppings.
How to make Taco Soup Crockpot recipe:
- Toss everything in the slow cooker (except for the rice).
- Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 2.
- Right before serving mix in the rice. Let the rice heat up for about 15 minutes in the crockpot.
- Serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.
Yum! Feel free to make this soup your own.
I have even added tomato sauce to the recipe. This soup is so versatile that it is easy to make this to suit your family.
This Taco Soup recipe is that simple!
I just love this idea of cooking once and turning it into two meals without anyone in the family knowing. Now I’ll have to figure out what else I can cook in the same way of cooking once eating twice.
We love simple recipes like this. I keep recipes like this on the regular menu plan rotation because I know the entire family will enjoy these meals.
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You can also try using shredded chicken or ground turkey in this recipe. I often just use what I have in the freezer or what is on sale at the grocery store.
Feel free to add more beans or tomatoes to stretch the meat and make the soup go further. This is a great trick if extra guests show up for dinner too. 🙂
This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable. By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.
Every little bit helps and it all adds up.
Try this Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe to make dinner time a breeze when you make taco meat in crock pot.
Print this Slow Cooker Taco Soup with Rice Recipe below:
Need a budget friendly soup? Try Crock Pot Taco Rice Soup Recipe made from leftovers. The slow cooker does all the work and dinner is ready fast.
- 1 lb ground beef browned
- 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ onion diced
- 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
- 1 can of black beans (15 oz can)
- 1 can of kidney beans (15 oz can)
- 1 can crushed tomatoes (15 oz can)
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cups Cooked rice
Place all the ingredients except for the rice in a crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-2.5 hours.
Right before serving stir the rice in the crock pot. Cover and allow the rice to warm up (2-4 minutes).
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
*This soup recipe is a thicker soup. If you prefer a thiner soup, I recommend adding 1 more cup of beef broth to this recipe.
*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.
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