Yum | Hearty Taco Soup

Happy Monday, lovebugs! Are you enjoying an extra day off for the holiday weekend, or is it business as usual? We traded our flip-flops for snow boots, and headed to Winter Park for a quick family weekend of fun in the snow. We haven’t seen so much as a flurry all season in Texas, but Colorado is more than making up for it!

There’s a lot of skiing and tubing on the itinerary, with frequent hot chocolate breaks…because, baby it’s COLD outside! The kind of cold that makes you want to hunker in with Netflix and a pot of chili!

Even though we haven’t had any snow days at home, this Taco Soup recipe is one I reach for often. It’s hearty, delicious, nutritious…and most importantly, super easy to prepare!

Sea Salt Grinder | Peppercorn Grinder | Acadia Wood Cutting Board | EVOO Cooking Spray

Most of our pantry staples are from Brandless now, which makes this recipe affordable, as well. (See our fave Brandless buys in this post.)

To refresh your memory, Brandless is an online store selling a variety of items from food to clean beauty to household productsmost for only $3 (or less!)! They offer non-GMO food, as well as certified organic, vegan, gluten-free and other specialty products!

Plus, they donate one meal to Feeding America for every order you place! Their mission is simple: Better everything, for everyone.

Hearty Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 sweet onion, diced
1 pack Brandless Taco Seasoning
1 pack Ranch Seasoning Mix (trust me!)
1 15oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15oz. can Brandless Tomato Sauce
1 can Rotel
1 can corn (I use frozen corn)
2 cans Brandless Kidney Beans

1. In large saucepan, saute onion in Brandless EVOO
2. Add meat and cook until brown
3. Add remaining ingredients, simmer 30 minutes – 1 hour

Checkered Dish Towel | White Bowl

I treat it like chili, and serve with shredded cheese, jalapeños, and cornbread. This Brandless Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix is really delicious (and we aren’t even a gluten-free house!)…the muffins are fluffy and moist.

Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix | Muffin Pan | Silicone Mixing Spoon

Checkered Dish Towel | White Bowl (love these bowls…perfect size for soups & cereal)

Not only is it incredibly convenient to have all our pantry staples delivered directly to our door, but virtually everything we’ve tried is delicious and made with the highest quality standards and social ethics.

Brandless is adding new things every month, and I’m so excited they just expanded with pet products, as well as more household and kitchen products. I just got this Acadia cutting board for only $9 and am seriously impressed!

Have you tried Brandless yet? What are some of your favorite products? You can find our top picks here.


*This post is created in collaboration with Brandless, but all opinions and product selections are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*


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  1. Sandy wrote:

    Perfect post, Texas girl! The Brandless site is fun to go thru.

    Posted 2.18.19 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    Ps- Forgot how great your food posts are. Thank you!

    Posted 2.18.19 Reply
  3. YUM. I absolutely love taco soup!!!

    Posted 2.18.19 Reply
  4. Nikki wrote:

    Trying tonight!

    Posted 2.18.19 Reply
  5. Deborah wrote:

    Just a question about packages sizes. Checked out some of the items on the Brandless site and noticed that chip and snack packages sizes seem small, along with the peanut butter jars and so on. The lower price does seem to justify ordering more than one item, but we have a fairly large family (10 of us when all are home and we need purchase such items).Does this company offer larger sizes on some items or plan to do so?

    Posted 2.18.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Most of the packages I’ve tried are standard size…def not mini or bulk. (Except the granola bars, there’s only 3/box.) I’m not sure if they have plans for bulk or not, but that would be great!

      Posted 2.18.19 Reply
  6. Christa wrote:

    This turned out great! I was happy you said to trust you with the ranch dressing mix. I totally would have omitted it, because :Weird! But I’m a convert!
    I’ll be making this again.

    Posted 2.20.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      LOL — I’m happy to hear that!! I think the Ranch is just a good mix of spices!

      Posted 2.20.19 Reply
  7. Mary wrote:

    which Rotel? We prefer not too spicy – thanks!

    Posted 2.20.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Whichever you prefer…they make a mild one!

      Posted 2.20.19 Reply
  8. Cary wrote:

    This is like my Taco Soup recipe except I use 2 pounds of meat and 2 packages of taco seasoning, everything else is the same and it’s delicious.

    Posted 2.21.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yum! I double down on the meat sometimes, too…but didn’t think about adding more seasoning!

      Posted 2.21.19 Reply
  9. Colleen wrote:

    Made this last night, SO GOOD, 5 stars all the way! Easy, quick (I simmered 30 minutes only after bringing to a slight boil) satisfying and oh so yummy. Used can corn not frozen and drained/rinsed my kidney beans. Sided with cornbread. Eating more today for lunch at work, delicious. My husband wants to know when we’re making again. Thank you Cassie so much!

    Posted 2.22.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yay! So happy to hear that!! I love leftover taco soup!!!

      Posted 2.22.19 Reply
      • Suzanne wrote:

        Love this recipe! I’m so glad you posted because I’ve made this over the tears, but I couldn’t find the recipe last winter so now I found it👍🏻 Thanks!! Delicious and simple to make

        Posted 9.21.19 Reply
  10. LJ wrote:

    This sounds delicious! Do you drain the rotel, diced tomatoes, and beans? Or add the liquid to the pot?

    Posted 2.24.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I only drain the beans, and just a little. I like it a little more soupy!

      Posted 2.24.19 Reply
  11. Susan R. wrote:

    G’ Day. I’m new to your blog and just love your posts. I’m particularly interested in this one because you said you haven’t seen a flurry all season. Does it snow in Texas? Sorry, I don’t mean to sound obtuse, I just didn’t know it snowed there. I live in Colorado, have for the past 25 years and right now I’m wishing I lived in Texas because we are getting a blizzard the likes of which I have only seen once before. EVERYTHING is closed due to blizzard conditions.

    Posted 3.13.19 Reply
  12. Sarah M wrote:

    Just wanted to tell you this is a new favorite in my house! We call it taco chili and it gets eaten by everyone! (Three kids 4/8/10 can make it tough to find something everyone likes…)

    Posted 12.9.19 Reply
  13. Laurie wrote:

    The links for BRANDLESS take me to a site that only sells health and BEAUTY products
    What is the link for food?

    Posted 1.26.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s all on the same site!! Just toggle over to the food category! xo. C

      Posted 1.26.20 Reply