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Beef Enchilada Soup

Beef Enchilada soup is an easy dinner your family is sure to love! It can be made in the crock pot or on the stove top. 

Beef Enchilada Soup

I first shared this beef enchilada soup back in 2011 as part of my ground beef series. 

Do you remember that series? Long time readers might. It was a series where I shared ground beef recipes every Thursday. 

Ground Beef Favorites

Many of the recipes in that series became favorites with readers. Oven tacos and chili relleno casserole were both popular recipes from that series. 

Today I am resharing a recipe from that series. It is my ground beef enchilada soup. 

Favorite Soup

I recently made a crock pot full of this soup. We ate it for dinner and I took a container full of it to a family member.

This is one of my favorite soups to make this time of year.

I have taken this soup to church dinners and potlucks. I have served it to the company. I have made it as a meal to give to a friend. 

I have been making this soup for over ten years. Probably closer to twenty years. If I know you in real life you have probably eaten this soup. 

I love this soup because it contains basic ingredients that I almost always have on hand and it can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. 

Beef Enchilada Soup Recipe

What is enchilada soup? 

Enchilada soup is like taco soup but different. Instead of just diced tomatoes and taco seasoning in the soup, it contains enchilada sauce. The enchilada sauce gives it a slightly different flavor than taco soup. 

It is also similar to chicken enchilada soup, but beef enchilada soup has no dairy in it unless you add cheese or sour cream when serving. 

Is Enchilada Soup gluten free?

Not all enchilada soup is gluten free, but as long as you read labels to make sure that items like the enchilada sauce are gluten free, it will be gluten free. 

Beef - Enchilada - Soup

If you make this on the stove top you can easily have this soup on the table in about 30 minutes. And this soup contains ingredients that most of us already have in our pantry.

There is nothing fancy about this meal, but it is a hearty bowl of soup that your whole family will love.


Yield: 8 servings

Beef Enchilada Soup

Beef Enchilada Soup

Beef enchilada soup is an easy dinner that can be made on the stove top or in your slow cooker.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce
  • 2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin


  1. In a large pan, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is browned and crumbly. Drain grease off.
  2. Add tomato sauce, enchilada sauce, beans, corn, tomatoes, cumin, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. If making in the slow cooker cook beef and onion, drain off grease and place in slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  4. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.


If you are gluten free be sure to use gluten free enchilada sauce or make homemade enchilada sauce.

Nutrition Information:


8 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 691mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 9gSugar: 4gProtein: 23g

Originally posted January 2011. Updated October 2020. 


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  1. Sounds great, we’ll have to try!!

    • jocelyn swaan says

      Yay!! I am trying it tonight Marcella. I love this blog, THANKYOU for introducing me to it Mari. I love the easy new print option too.
      Thankyou Lynn.

  2. Sounds easy and very tasty. I think leftover shredded meat would also work really well, I’ll have to try it!

  3. This sounds great! It’s definitely going on my menu soon.

  4. Ooooooohhhhh, that looks GOOD!

  5. Denise Wilson says

    Sounds like a spin-off of Taco Soup… Just might be trying this sometime this week!

  6. Now that looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 Traci

  7. I believe I will be trying this next week! It looks so yummy!

  8. This sounds so good right now–at 11:00pm! A little different than chili or taco soup–printing this one–thank you!

  9. I printed off this recipe and made it for my husband and I. We really enjoyed it. I will be putting this on our menu plan on a regular basis. This is easy and cheap to make but also tasty.
    I made it in a crock pot and did not put cheese in the soup itself but had cheese on the table to be added indiviually.

    • @Joy A., I am so glad that you liked this. I have thought of making it in the crockpot also, but had not tried it yet. I am glad to hear that it worked well. We love this soup and I am glad that you enjoy it too.

  10. The enchilada soup sounds so good!

  11. Patti Beverlin says

    I made this for supper tonight. It was really good! Quick and easy to put together and the whole family enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Delicious!! I found your site by searching for a ground beef enchilada soup, and have since been ignoring the family as I copy nearly every recipe you’ve posted… simple, real food is always the best! Thank you so much!

  13. We made this for dinner tonight. It was super yummy. Thanks!

  14. Do you have to have black beans. Because I don’t have any on hand

  15. Do you drain the 2 cans of black beans?

  16. Janet Bradley says

    Could I use a can of crushed tomatoes in this soup instead of those listed? I do not like chunk tomatoes in soup. Probably gonna make it regardless (with the crushed tomatoes). Because it does sound amazingly good!!!!!

    • Sorry that it took me awhile to get back to you. Crushed tomatoes should be fine if you don’t like diced ones. I hope you enjoy the soup!


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