Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup

So I’m sitting here eating this soup and I’m like darn, this is some good soup.

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup on This Gal Cooks

I’m enjoying it with a cheesy grilled cheese sandwich filled with three slices of gooey melted cheese.

Do I have your attention now? Thought so.

In case you missed the memo, this week is #SlowCookerWeek. I’ve teamed up with Frugal Foodie Mama, Call Me PMc, Sugar Dish Me, Mom’s Test Kitchen and Melanie Makes to bring you a fantastic giveaway and some crazy good slow cooker recipes. On Monday, I shared this collection of 25 Favorite Slow Cooker Soup Recipes along with a Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System giveaway. Recipes and giveaway are included in the same post.

I picked the soups this year so I made this crazy good Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup to celebrate the occasion. Tonight I topped it with some shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. It’s mmm mmm good.

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup on This Gal Cooks

This thick and hearty soup is similar to chili but lacks the chili powder that makes chili chili. To make this soup stand out a little more than the typical Tex Mex/Chili style soups,  enchilada sauce and the juice from one lime went into the mix. The lime juice gives this soup just the slightest bit of tartness and I like that. If you’re not really into adding lime juice to your soups or if you think you won’t like the subtle tartness that it adds, you can leave it out.

I like to top my Tex Mex Soup with shredded  cheese, cilantro and sour cream. What would you top yours with?

5.0 from 4 reviews
Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6
  • 1⅓ lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning. You can find my homemade recipe here
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chilis
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 C beef broth
  • 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can spicy red pepper diced tomatoes
  • 1 19 oz can enchilada sauce (or use 2 small cans)
  • 1 C frozen sweet corn
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream and/or avocado for garnish
  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Drain and add to the slow cooker. Season with the taco seasoning.
  2. Add ingredients to the slow cooker: Add the broth, onions, diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, beans and diced chilis to the slow cooker. Mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Mix in the frozen corn and lime juice. Cover and warm for 5 minutes in order to cook the corn.
  5. Serve in bowls and garnish with your favorite toppings.
Serving size is approximate
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C Calories: 350 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 42g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 1324mg

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  1. says

    Slow cookers are actually perfect for the summer, when we don’t want the oven or a lot of time in the kitchen. And my heart belongs to Tex Mex, like, I could eat it every day. In love with this soup!

  2. says

    I’m staying with my mother-in-law at the moment and so don’t have a lot of cooking appliances, but a slow cooker is something she does have. This is a great reminder to get it out of the cupboard and put it to work. This looks like the kind of soup that I could eat all week for lunch. As for toppings, I think I’d choose the same as you, with perhaps a little extra chopped fresh tomato?

    • says

      Chopped fresh tomato would be perfect too, Helen! We just finished this soup off tonight. We’ve been eating it all week since Sunday!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

    • says

      Yeah, you aren’t kidding about it being hot with the oven on! I feel like I need to point a fan directly on me while I’m in the kitchen with the oven going during the summer! Thanks for stopping by, Nicole. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Joanne says

    Julie, this looks so good, and I love that you use a slow cooker for this recipe. Thanks!

  4. says

    This soup looks amazing, Julie! Definitely need to bust out my slow cooker more often. Can’t wait to check out the other recipes!

  5. says

    Thanks so much for this recipe. Even though it is August, it is pouring rain and hailing outside right now. I’m pinning this and then heading to the kitchen to start soaking my black beans. Thanks, again!

  6. says

    This looks soooooo yummy! And I love that it’s one of those I can put in the slow cooker and leave on until I get back from work. Thanks for the recipe Julie!


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