This recipe for Taco Chili is so easy to make and quickly comes together for a delicious family meal. Perfect for game day, crisp fall and winter nights, or anytime you need a quick, tasty, and hearty meal.
Filled with ground beef, black beans, green chiles, and corn, this soup is a hearty comfort food that is perfect for fall and winter nights.
What I love about this recipe:
- Prepping is easy for this soup – It’s perfect for busy nights
- This soup has a delicious flavor that is enhanced by delicious taco toppings like cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and chives
Make Ahead and Storage:
What is Taco Chili?
Taco Chili is a hearty soup filled with beef and beans, just like regular chili recipes, but it also has green chiles, taco sauce, and taco seasoning for a little kick
Can I make Taco Chili in Advance?
Yes. Taco Chili only gets better the next day. Feel free to make this a day in advance, store right in the pot with a lid, and heat over the stove until warmed through before serving
Storing: Store soup covered and in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
Reheating: Reheat chili on the stovetop in a pot with the lid on. Use medium heat to warm the chili up. Stir occasionally so the bottom does not burn. Heat until warmed through
What Kind of Toppings Should I use for Taco Chili?
- sliced green onions
- tortilla strips – find these near salad toppings in the produce section of your grocery store
- corn chips
- sour cream
- shredded cheese – cheddar or Mexican blend
- diced tomatoes
- sliced black olives
- jalapeno slices
- green chiles
Tips and Tricks:
- I like to use ground sirloin beef because it has a very low-fat content and is really flavorful. I never have to drain the beef from ground sirloin
- If you can’t find ground sirloin, then find something with a low-fat content
- you can double this recipe for a bigger pot of taco chili
If you’re ready to make this delicious chili, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:
My top Amazon Picks for this Recipe
- ground beef – buy lean ground beef with very little fat. My favorite is sirloin beef
- sweet onion – like a Vidalia onion
- canned diced tomatoes
- canned crushed tomatoes
- black beans – these will need to be rinsed
- sweet corn – drained
- taco sauce
- green chiles – I like to use mild green chiles, but if you really like a kick to your chili, then you can definitely substitute a hotter version
- taco seasoning -I wouldn’t get reduced sodium taco seasoning. Original taco seasoning is best in this recipe
How do you Make Taco Chili?
- In a large soup pot, add the beef and onions
- Cook over medium-high heat until the beef is cooked and the onions are translucent
- Drain – if necessary
- Add beans, corn, diced and crushed tomatoes, taco seasoning, green chilies, and taco sauce
- Bring the pot to a boil, reduce the heat
- Simmer for about 20 minutes
- Serve in bowls with toppings
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