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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 263.1
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.8 mg
  • Sodium: 807.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.7 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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Slow Cooker: Easy Taco Soup

Submitted by: LYSSER
Slow Cooker: Easy Taco Soup

Introduction

Easy: Hearty mexican soup with great flavor, high in fiber, low in fat and calories - very filling.

Excellent for people on Weight Watchers!
Easy: Hearty mexican soup with great flavor, high in fiber, low in fat and calories - very filling.

Excellent for people on Weight Watchers!

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1lb FROZEN Chicken Breast
    1 Can Bush's Great Northern Beans (undrained)
    1 Can Black Beans (undrained)
    1 Can Dark Red Kidney Beans (Partially Drained)
    1 Can Green Giant White Corn (undrained)
    1 Packet Taco Seasoning
    1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix. (powder)
    1 Can Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles (undrained)
    + Dash of Cumin.

    ONE SERVING = ONE (8OZ)CUP

    Can be topped with shredded cheese and sour cream - NOT included in nutrition information.

Directions

All ingredients in crock pot 1 hour on high 6 on low!

Do not defrost chicken, put it in first, on the bottom of the pot closest to the heating mechanism.

Do not drain any of the cans except the kidney beans and even then only drain off what sits on the top of the can, leave 3/4ths of undrained.

This is a thick hearty soup with a great flavor.
Can be substitued with a pound of frozen ground beef but that adds more calories and more fat than necessary.

Cook for 1 hour on high, 6 on low.

Once it's done cooking you will be able to use a fork and shred up the chicken while still in the pot!

Enjoy!

*Borrowed photo to show consistency and color. Looks identical to soup in photo.






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  • Good
    61 of 61 people found this review helpful
    very tasty but high in sodium, I used fresh beans and soaked them overnight the night before instead of canned beans....if you get rid of the canned beans the sodium per serving is under 200mg instead of over 800mg! - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Great tasting soup! My husband has already asked me to make it again. I drained and rinsed all the beans and corn, then added 3 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth and let cook all day. Soup was nice and thick. Added a tablespoon of light sour cream to top off each bowl-delicious! - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Super Yum, Super Easy! Rinsed all canned ingredients, did not use taco seasoning or ranch, but added canned salsa ranchero. Seasoned with Cumin, oregano, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and garlic powder. Used boneless/skinless thighs because I had them on hand. In the rotation, thanks! - 3/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This recipe involves no prep which is perfect for me, a busy college student! I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker before class, and when I get home I'm greeted by the amazing smell of this soup! Not only does it smell great, it tastes incredible! It's easy to make and tastes great! Try it! - 1/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    One of our favorites! Definitely rinse the beans and you can forgo the ranch dressing mix. Add extra water, garlic, and an extra can of tomatoes with jalepeno or a can of spicy v-8 if you appreciate a kick. Ground turkey breast works great too! - 8/30/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday and it came out really nice. I used the HOT taco seasoning to add a kick and it definitely added a kick! The chicken was very easy to tear apart once cooked. I did it on low for about 6-7 hours and then put it my tupperware for storage. I got about 8 servings. - 3/29/10

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  • Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    am going to try this without all the canned beans. will use fresh cooked beans instead. should lower the sodium content considerably. - 11/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is really good and super easy. I used thawed chicken, regular tomatoes and added a small can of chilis, it still turned out really good. I will probably play with the seasonings next time, maybe using half pack of each and make a little more spicy. But was very inexpensive to make and good - 2/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! A bit salty tho, will try with half a package of seasoning next time. - 2/2/09

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  • Good
    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Needs altering in its ingredients if you want to make it healthy. Try using organic canned beans or uncanned beans. Dice your own tomato/chilis, and omit the ranch dip. The flavor is very good but it's WAY too salty if you use everything from a can. - 7/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I doubled this recipe and took it to a dinner at work where everyone loved it. Usually I try a recipe and then find ways to improve it but I like this one just the way it is! - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy and tasted so good! I added a dallop of low-fat sour cream and it was very filling and delicous. There are plenty of leftovers and my hubby is glad to take it to work. A+ - 1/4/10

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Will give this a try with some tweaking to make it cleaner so no ranch seasoning and use McCormacks Taco Seasoning as it has no additives. Will rinse the beans especially if there is salt in the juice. - 10/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We love this! Even my 3 year old will ask for 2nd's. We like to add a little avocado on top. - 7/14/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is simular to a one I make and it is wonderful!!! I put mine over tortilla chips and I add ranchero beans instead of bush beans. It gives it a little more of a mexican feel to it. I also add a can of pinto beans to boot. - 1/13/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This really a very good soup! I did not add the ranch dressing package however. - 8/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Loved this one! I used pinto beans instead of kidney beans and had spicy ranch seasoning instead of the plain ranch for more of a kick. Turned out excellent! I added about 1/3 c. water before the last hour for more soupy texture. Def in rotation. - 1/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely loved this soup! It was easy to make and tasted good. - 3/20/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was a bit unsure about making taco soup with chicken, but this turned out great. My husband and I both loved it. Definitely a keeper! - 2/1/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and tasty! I added a little garlic as well. - 12/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe! It was great and I don't like soups. I could have used less chicken and more tomatoes. It was super easy and delicious! I will make this again! - 10/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, hearty, everyone loved it! It was also so easy to make. - 10/10/09

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Husband really liked it, but I felt like the beans were a little too mushy. I might like the same ingredients just cooked in a pot on the stove. - 5/6/09

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    If your going to try to cook it in an hour on high, definitely thaw chicken. I started mine about 3 hrs ago and had to order takeout do to the chicken not being done. I will let you know tomorrow if it was any good! - 1/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looked for a good bean soup this sounds like it, with a little playing around with the seasonings. - 7/7/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious!!! Not a fan of these beans served seperatley but cooked together in this dish they were actually good! SO easy to make and this will definately be one of my go to dishes!!!! - 2/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for last nights dinner and it was absolutely wonderful! Both of my teens ate it and liked it and my daughter said to make it again "soon"! Can use low sodium kidney and black beans to lower the sodium. Was out of Hidden Valley mix once so used a little bottled ranch dressing.

    Loved - 2/4/09

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  • I followed this recipe exactly. It was a little salty for my taste, but still very good. Also very hearty and quite filling! Enough will be left over to freeze for another meal, or plan to take for lunches. - 2/8/14

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  • this is really good, a co-worker makes it for the office.
    - 1/14/14

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  • I made this for myself this weekend to divide and bring for lunches. Since there were so many beans in it - I assumed my kids would turn their noses up to it. It was gone in an hour. VERY GOOD! Next time I'm making a double batch. - 1/6/14

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  • Made this tonight and received rave reviews! Didn't have taco seasoning so I used 2 T of Williams Chili Seasoning. Definitely will make again! - 1/5/14

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  • Awesome...easy...healthy! Made it EXACTLY as recipe states and couldn't have been more thrilled with the end result!!! AMAZING!!!! - 11/13/13

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  • Love love this soup. I made no changes. Trying to keep it at ONE serving will be a challenge. LOL! Blessings, Carmen - 11/6/13

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  • LOVED this recipe except for the sodium. Second time I made it with lower sodium beans and Mrs. Dash Ranch and Taco seasoning. YUMMY!! - 11/1/13

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  • My husband fell in love with this recipe. We made it with ground turkey and it was an instant favorite! - 10/3/13

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  • good and easy. Husband loved it.I didn't use canned beans, saved sodium by using cooked beans - 9/23/13

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  • gonna try, I meant..... make this one, it sounds really delicious and easy. I've heard a lot of people say they prepare meals by using a slow cooker. this will be my first slow cooker meal. thank you - 9/7/13

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  • Quite good; needed a bit of spicing up though. We added 1/2 teaspoon of chili and garlic powder and that made all the difference. Also drained all beans and added 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth and one cup of water. Will make again - 8/25/13

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  • Great recipe. Husband loved it. Seemed more like a chili than soup, so hearty. I used actual ranch dressing and left some of the other liquid out to compensate. Making it this weekend for the extended family - kids will love it. - 7/3/13

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  • Husband really loved it. A little too spicy for me, but won't be hard to adjust. Will be making again. Please note that it's 3 hours on High, not 1 in the slow cooker. - 6/13/13

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  • Amazing! Soo super easy and delicious! Two thumbs up! - 6/4/13

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  • I added a half can of fat free refried beans. It was thick enough to put on tortilla or over rice. - 4/10/13

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  • great stuff!! My kids don't eat any thing with beans and they requested seconds of this dish. (and it had 3 cans of beans) I would highly recomend. - 3/27/13

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  • A fast slow cooker meal. Tasty and worked great for getting dinner on the table for the family on time. - 3/1/13

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  • Soup was great! Made as directed. I had some green and red pepper's so I added some. The tomatoes/ chili's made it a little spicy which my DH liked. When I told him it was Taco soup he turned up his nose, but tried it and really liked it. Might do the fresh beans next time or not. Loved it!! - 2/16/13

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  • Have made this several times, love Itami very easy to make! - 1/18/13

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  • I would never use canned beans without RINSING them. Also added a can of pinto beans & a can of petite diced tomatoes. Did not use ranch dip. Excellent flavor. Will use this over & over. - 1/4/13

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  • This soup was great. I washed the canned beans and used chicken stock for the liquid - 12/16/12

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  • Wonderful recipe my husband and I both love this. I used no sodium tomatoes, corn, black beans and low sodium taco seasoning. It had just the right amount of salt. I will definatly be making this again. - 12/3/12

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  • wonderful flavor - 11/18/12

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  • Excellent! My whole family loves this. We don't put in the chile's though. - 11/11/12

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  • AWESOME! I used low sodium taco seasoning & this came out amazing! My only issue is that this is so good, it's hard not to eat the whole pot myself...in one sitting. - 10/29/12

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  • Very easy and fast. I used my own seasonings and a can of tomato sauce. Cooked it on hiogh3 hours. Very good. - 10/26/12

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  • You should always drain and rinse the beans - add water if needed to provide the broth for the soup. - 10/19/12

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  • loved it - 10/15/12

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  • yum! - 10/15/12

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  • Recipe was so easy to mix in the crock pot. Very flavorful and filling. I plan to keep all the ingredients on hand for one of those Wisconsin snow days when I can't get to the market. - 10/11/12

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  • This was super easy to make and very tasty. I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and both drained and rinsed the beans to lower the sodium. Also skipped the ranch mix, added my own seasoning and seasoned each bowl with jalepenos and lime. Yum!! - 10/9/12

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  • I used no salt added canned beans and vegetables, and cut the amount of sodium in half!! Found them at fresh n easy market. And they didn't cost extra! Delicious! - 10/6/12

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  • This sounds good. I'm going to try it! - 10/6/12

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  • I use ground turkey or lean ground beef. Very good and the family loves it! - 10/3/12

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  • So good tasting. I will make this over and over again. My dad loved it and almost ate it all - 10/2/12

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  • Very good flavor & texture. I rinsed all the beans & corn but added about 3 cups of water & 1 extra can of tomatoes w/ 1/2 cup chopped onion. Before serving I added 1 cup of cold water to help cool the soup. Mine was still chili thickness. - 9/28/12

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  • low sodium version: I used canned beans, tomatoes, etc but I bought the low/no sodium versions and rinsed them (if you don't rinse canned beans, can cause a lot of gas). Then I added low sodium taco seasoning, and a can of green chilis, lots of fresh minced cilantro and a good deal of cumin, onion - 9/15/12

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  • absolutely wonderful! - 9/15/12

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  • On one of my message boards we were just talking about good crock pot recipes over the last few days. You must have read our minds! I made regular tacos last night and will turn the leftovers into this great sounding soup! - 9/6/12

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  • Great and easy! - 8/6/12

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  • This was very good and easy. Will add to the cookbooks. - 7/25/12

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  • Super flavorful!! Did not have bush beans so used pinto beans instead. Will make again and again - 5/25/12

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  • Very easy to make. - 5/21/12

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  • very, very easy to make! Perfect for those busy days! - 5/6/12

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  • I made this for my resident's at the independant living facility for their pub night and they loved it! I should have tripled it. - 4/2/12

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  • I substituted ground turkey for ground beef and it was still delicious. I took this to a church luncheon and it was all gone!! Lots of compliments on this recipe!! - 4/2/12

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  • love this soup idea....i have to use dried beans(watching my soduim) and i have come up with a taco seasoning mix that is no salt...and didnt use the ranch dressing.......this will be added to my new recipes and made again and again,,,,,thanks for sharing it - 3/27/12

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  • I made this for an office pot luch and everyone loved it! - 3/9/12

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  • Very good and very easy! Even the kids ate the soup. They loved it also. - 3/4/12

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  • so good thanks for my new taco soup recipe - 2/22/12

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  • We make this soup too. I use extra lean ground turkey. The seasonings are perfect. - 2/15/12

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  • I just finished eating the last drop for lunch. It was simply delicious! - 2/13/12

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  • I used frozen turkey meatballs instead of chicken and it was delicious and even easier - if that can be? Great recipe. Sodium is only an issue if you use high sodium canned beans, you can find low sodium versions. I loved the recipe. - 2/10/12

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  • I'm new to the slow cooker and made an embarrassing mistake that I want to save you from. When recipe says 1hr high, 6 hrs low, it means 7 HOURS TOTAL. Not either 1 high or 6 low. Eek. - 2/8/12

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  • I used turkey. My child loved this. - 2/2/12

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  • I love this- it was so easy to throw together and forget about it. I rinsed all the beans and corn, except I substitued Ranch Beans for the Great Northern (those I didn't rinse) because I couldn't find them. I also crumbled a handful of tortilla chips on top to add some crunch :) - 1/30/12

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  • My family and I loved this soup! Even my picky 4 yr old ate it. :) - 1/28/12

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  • Didn't have the ranch dressing package but once it was all finished, I squeezed the juice from 1/2 a lemon in and added 1/3 c. yogurt to it. Loved it. - 1/26/12

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  • Very good! - 1/26/12

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  • This is wonderful! I used low sodium beans on all beans and I used yellow and white corn mix. I doubled the canned goods, did 20oz of chicken and 1 full packet of taco seasoning and the ranch dry dressing pack, since I doubled the canned goods. We will be making this again and again! Thanks! - 1/25/12

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  • Great recipe! I replaced the corn with jalapenos....also good! - 1/23/12

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  • I took another users suggestion of draining the corn & beans & adding low fat, low sodium chicken broth but it still tasted a bit too salty to me. Will definitely leave out the ranch dip mix next time. I'm just not a fan of that taste in general. However, it was very tasty, filling & easy to make! - 1/21/12

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  • Love this easy recipe! - 1/21/12

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  • SO EASY!!!!! SO YUMMY!!!!!!! I am not a good cook so my family was a little leary about being my guinea pigs. They enjoyed this meal so much that they had seconds. I will be making this dish again. - 1/17/12

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  • Family Favorite - 1/8/12

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  • This was great! I used hot taco seasoning and jalapenos instead of the green chiles and my husband and I loved it. - 1/3/12

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  • When making Hispanic recipes such as tortilla soup use El Pato brand tomato sauce. It is a blend of tomatos and jalepenos. Also perfect for spanish rice. - 12/26/11

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  • I subbed frozen corn for the canned corn and it turned out great! - 12/26/11

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  • Loved this recipe! My family begs me to make this all the time. Also very easy to make. - 12/14/11

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  • Very nice, you gotta love a filling soup! I omitted the taco seasoning and made my own out of similar spices (oregano, italian, chili powder, red pepper flakes) and took the advice of someone else comment and added 1/2 small jar of salsa. - 12/10/11

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  • I'm dairy free so can't use Ranch Dip Mix... anyone have a sub recommendation? - 12/9/11

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  • The quickest & easiest recipe I've ever made. It was delicous & my hubby even loved it. - 12/7/11

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