Turkey chili taco soup is loaded with all the best southwest flavors. Turkey taco meat, chili beans & spices, corn, tomato, and taco soup seasonings all combine for one deliciously hearty chili taco soup. It’s the best of both worlds. Top with cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and crushed tortilla chips.
In the last week I have had so many recipe fails. One can only throw away so much butter, flour, eggs, and whatever else before the guilt steps in. I bake and cook a lot, so having a recipe fail is nothing new to me. But when I literally have about 5 or 6 of them in a row, it just gets downright depressing.
I did manage to excel at making this white chocolate peanut butter reese’s fudge the other day. I mean, it’s 4 ingredients and basically fool proof so at least that one turned out for me.
I could not decide if this was chili or soup. It’s not super thick like chili normally is but it tastes like chili. It simmers on the stove top so the flavor comes together and it has that hearty texture that one normally expects with chili; beans, tomatoes, ground meat, spices, etc.
Along with the hearty chili texture, it’s also got that thinner taco soup type broth base. It really is the best of both worlds.
Don’t skimp on the toppings either. They really do make this chili taco soup incredibly yummy. Plus, I have found that when I have bowls of toppings that my kids tend to actually eat the chili. They’re normally not to excited about the idea of chili but when they can load up their bowls with cheese, chips, and guacamole then they start getting exited.
This can be a 30 minute meal but if you have the time, let it simmer for much longer. I always let this simmer on the stove top, covered with a lid, for an hour. I make it earlier in the afternoon when things aren’t so busy and then leave it to simmer until dinner time. Alternately, you could brown the turkey, onion, and bell pepper and then add everything to the slow cooker. Let it cook on low for 6-7 hours.
How to make Turkey Chili Taco Soup
In a large stock pot or soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat and add the ground turkey, onion, red pepper, and salt. Cook and crumble until meat is no longer pink and the veggies are tender.
Add all the other ingredients and heat to a boil. Once boiling, turn to low and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for at least 20-30 minutes. If you have more time that’s even better. I try to make this soup earlier, that way it can simmer on the stove top and develop all this amazing flavor.
Serve with toppings of your choice. Our favorites are crushed tortilla chips (my kids love dipping chips in the soup), shredded cheese, sour cream, and avocado slices.
Warm up to a bowl of this hearty and cozy soup. The leftovers make for easy lunches all week long or you can stick the extras in a Ziploc bag and freeze it. When ready to use, simply reheat in a pot on the stove top.
Try these other soup & chili recipes
- Tomato Hamburger Vegetable Soup
- Taco Ranch Chicken Chili
- Veggie Loaded Taco Chili
- 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup
Turkey Chili Taco Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 yellow onion (finely diced)
- 1 red bell pepper (finely diced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 can (14.5 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 can chili beans (do not drain)
- 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
- 1 can pinto beans (drained & rinsed)
- 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- avocado slices/chunks
- tortilla chips or Fritos corn chips
- In a large stock pot or soup pot, over medium high heat, add olive oil, ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, and salt. Crumble and cook until meat is no longer pink and veggies are tender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cover with lid. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes, or longer if you can. Stir occasionally to make sure it's not burning.
- Serve with desired toppings.
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