8 can taco soup - Color Me Meg

8 can taco soup

easiest taco soup slow cooker 8 can recipe

remember how i said, we’ve eaten like chubby 10yrolds for a while at our house?
well, we have.

we both have gained more than necessary in the first trimester of this bean growth
party and it had to stop… er, slow down.

so, this week we are on a cleanse. we’ve both lost 2 lbs already,
{proof that i have gained mostly fat so far…oops.}

the funny thing is, i am eating the way i should be while pregnant anyway…
lots of fruits, veggies, water, grains… i am actually too full to eat everything on the menu usually.

and at the end of the day, i still crave something warm and home-y.
when i’m pregnant, apparently,
all i want in the world is comfort-type food products.

so, this was one we had last week and loved it.
and it’s comfort food with lots of flavor, but not too fatty and sodium-y.
so it feels great going down.

makes up quite a bit, so we had it for a few days and it made me oh so happy…
i might have to make it again next week when, ya know, i can eat {cough} real food again.

8 can taco soup

8 can taco soup


  • 1- 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 1- 15 oz can white beans
  • 1 – 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1- 7oz can Niblet corn
  • 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 4oz can of diced green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 lb shredded chicken (can use two cans of Costco Chicken)

what to do

throw it all in a crockpot (i left most of the liquids in, but drained some of the bean juice). stir it up and cook on high for 3 hours at least. serve with cornbread and condiments of your choice: fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa, onion, you get idea! stupid easy, and perfect for these wanna be cold days here in San Diego we’ve been having.


recipe from my mom’s arsenal,
and technically my aunts…

but pretty similar to this 8-can recipe here from High Heels n Grills

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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

10 comments on 8 can taco soup

  1. Lela Boyd
    February 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    MMMMM.MMMMM.GOOD!! Great Foodtography Meg!!!

  2. Martha Anne
    February 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG! Yum… and healthy! Pinning, hearting (blog lovin) and making it ASAP! Thanks for sharing… 🙂

  3. Staci Dale
    February 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks sooo good!

  4. chrissy
    February 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm (6 years ago)

    yummmmmmmm! i am drooling! bookmarked.

  5. Mary Sauer
    February 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks soo yummy. I love your blog, it is so happy looking. :)<br />Now your newest follower after clicking over from the GFC blog hop.<br />-Mary<br />thesauerpatch.blogspot.com

  6. Ashley
    February 16, 2013 at 12:39 am (6 years ago)

    It looks and sounds awesome but I have a question: I&#39;m in Canada and after searching through 4 grocery stores I still can&#39;t find the envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix 🙁 Is there a substitution you would suggest? Or am I looking in the wrong place?

    • Meg Clifford
      February 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm (6 years ago)

      Ooh, I&#39;m not sure about that. It did take me a while to find at first. It can be by the dressings, where the gravy mixes are…etc. but I will have to see if there is a good replacement…

  7. Brooklyn at Cook and Craft Me Crazy
    February 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks delish! I can&#39;t wait to try it! Thanks for all your help with the blog! Hope we can be blog buds!

  8. Unknown
    March 4, 2013 at 3:05 am (6 years ago)

    this caught my eye on pinterest, tried it tonight and it was amazingly easy and so very tasty. Thank you !

  9. Carrie Wells
    March 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this soup recipe! You can make your own dry ranch dressing mix. There are several recipes on Pinterest.