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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?

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 1/3 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:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Total Fat: 8g Sodium: 1324mg Carbohydrates: 42g Sugar: 8g

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup on This Gal Cooks

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup on This Gal Cooks

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup on This Gal Cooks


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46 comments on “Slow Cooker Tex Mex Soup”

  1. 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. Now that is some good looking soup! I need to break out my slow cooker more often. Heading over to check out some of the other slowcooker meals!

  3. 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?

    • 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. :)

  4. I am loving how hearty this soup is, Julie! :) Looks delicious! Pinned and sharing.

  5. great recipe and pictures Julie

  6. What an awesome slow-cooker idea, love this and wish I had a big bowl right now!!

  7. Julie, it feels like late fall here today and this soup looks like just the thing to cozy up to! I love slow cooker meals :)

  8. This is one amazing looking soup!! Love everything about it!!

  9. I need to get my slow-cooker out more in the summertime! I get SO hot with the oven on, so I love this!

    • 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!

  10. This looks wonderful. I’ll have to get my slow cooker out and try this.

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

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  14. I need a big bowl of this and a triple cheesy grilled cheese sandwich too right now!! I love adding sour cream on top too. YUM. Pinned, of course!

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

  16. This looks delicious! I think I’ll try it out with some mince I bought yesterday :)

  17. ooh Julie this looks delicious, pinning for this fall :)

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  19. We love meaty stewlike soups. Gonna tuck this one away for colder weather!

  20. I just had a grilled cheese for dinner. Now I wish that I had this soup to go along with it. It looks amazing Julie!! Maybe next time. ;)

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  22. 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!

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  24. 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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  28. Do you use red or green enchilada sauce for this? Thanks!