Taco Stew

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
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This is different from your typical soup because it has a hearty thickness to it that won’t leave you hungry. Served with crunchy corn chips and some of your favorite toppings it is a meal the whole family will enjoy. We love meals like this because they are easily doubled to feed a crowd, and that is what it is all about- spending time with the ones you love!

Used 6-quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground beef, browned and drained
  • 15 Ounces Pinto Beans, drained
  • 15 Ounces Ranch Style Beans, drained
  • 10 Ounces Rotel
  • 14.5 Ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cups Corn
  • 1 Package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Package Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix

Directions

  1. Step One

    Brown and drain meat.

  2. Step Two

    Combine all ingredients.

  3. Step Three

    Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 6+ Hours.

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  1. Jeni

    This is one of my favorite meals I didn’t add the Ranch and it still tasted fabulous ! My daughter in-law loves this recipe too. I top it off with shredded cheddar cheese and a spoon of sur cream ,Yummmy !

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  2. Rob

    Made this today. This is very similar to a Tex Mex chili recipe to me……I added sautéed diced onions and bell peppers and a small can of tomato paste half way through to help thicken it up… Also wanted to point out to some of the members like Jennifer C that Ranch Style beans is a brand name, ( like KRAFT) and not a type……they are black beans so any black beans will work…..just like there is no such ingredient called Rotel, again its a brand name, and referring to a can of diced tomatoes with chopped green chllis in it…..walmart brand works just fine….other than all that, nice easy recipe. :)

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  3. amanda

    uijh

  4. Heather

    This was incredible. My family gobbled it up and my fiance, who NEVER eats leftovers, brought it to work until it was gone. Will make again, per his request.

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  5. Jennifer C.

    Jennifer C.

    AMAZING!! I can’t find Ranch Style beans in central Pennsylvania (I’m just probably blind and not seeing it lol!) so I use black beans instead. Still amazing!!! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes. I’ve found that this is my FAVORITE website. I love crockin’!

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  6. Charity

    I make this all the time. I don’t add the ranch and I put in velveeta cheese

  7. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Love how you tweaked it to y’alls taste, Sheryl. We use sparkspeople.com and caloriecount.com for the nutritional info on recipes. Just plug in the recipe and it gives you the nutritional info. Hope that helps!

  8. Sheryl

    I like your recipes. I have made this recipe for several years now and it is one of my families favorite. Instead of corn I use Yellow Hominy, and I replace the Rotel tomatoes with a small can of chopped Green Chilies. Is there any way you can add the Nutritional Info to your recipes, my husbands has just been put on a Low Sodium Diet and I have been looking for recipes that I can use for the Crock Pot.

  9. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    LOVE to hear how you tweaked it for your fam, Pam!! You cROCK!! ~ dannette

  10. Pam

    Pam

    Forgot to rate it…I’d give it more than a 5 if I could, it’s that good and simple to make. :)

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  11. Pam

    Pam

    This is one of my husband’s favorite recipe and we have it at least once a week. I don’t drain the ranch style beans and I add a can of drained black beans. It might sound strange but I also add a can of drained green beans per my husband’s request….he loves green bean’s in almost everything. It actually tastes good and it’s a way to get in extra veggies. I keep all the ingredients on hand and I always have cooked hamburger meat in the freezer ( I buy in bulk and brown it up and freeze) so it’s a great one to throw together when unexpected company show up as you can cook on high for 4 hours and I never have leftovers. :)

  12. Jacki

    This has quickly become a family favorite…I didn’t change a thing and it turns out amazing every time !

  13. Jennifer

    Love this recipe. I did not have rotel or ranch style beans so i just used one can of tomato sauce and black beans ..it turned out great!!!!!. Will make again.

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  14. Catherine

    Great recipe! I used black beans, and drained only a small amount of the liquid off of the ranch style beans. I also used petite diced tomatoes so that my tomato haters wouldn’t spend the evening picking out the tomatoes. Everyone loved it!!!

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  15. Lisa

    Loved this recipe, so easy and so yummy!! :)

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  16. Erin

    I am new to this site, but love it! I have been using and loving my crockpot for years and I love to have all these great new recipes to try. Thank you! I have made this recipe twice now, in the last 2 weeks. It was very popular both times. I added a 1/2 can of black beans (just because I like them) the first time I made it, and a full can along with a bit of fresh pico de gallo the second time I made it (I was serving a crowd the 2nd time). I served it up with a salad a some cornbread (stuffed with mild green chiles), and we feasted. The small amount that was left over each time was fought over by my kiddos and husband. This will be in our regular rotation :)

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  17. Colleen

    OMG ! SOOOOO good ! The only changed I had to make because I couldn’t find ranch style beans was I bought Bush’s chili starter and drained only half the liquid out. Kids loved it over rice with a topping of sour cream and a little splash of tiger sauce. Next time will have shredded cheese. GREAT recipe and deffinetly a keeper !

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  18. Jeanne H.

    Lori, “Rotel” is a brand name for diced tomatoes with green chilis.

  19. Lori

    You have some great recipes here, just what I need….but I keep seeing “Rotel” in the recipes…what in the world is “Rotel”??

  20. Jacki

    This soup is definantly going on my normal rotation. I didn’t drain the juices from the beans and I still added about a cup of water as I felt like it wasn’t “soupy” enough. Other then that it turned out perfect.

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  21. Serena

    Very easy, and very tasty!

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  22. Colby

    I’ve made taco soup on the stove top a million times before, but just thought I’d see if this version had a different taste. It really did! It was definately more “stew-like” because of the thickness. My husband loved the flavor and the heat level. We will be using this version from now on! Our favorite is ditching spoons and using tortilla chips!

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  23. Cindy

    Cindy

    I have made this recipe several times and EVERYONE in my house loves it. Freezes well and is perfect for lunch. I brown my meat and add everything together in a cold crock and set in the refrigerator the night before. start it cooking when i head out to work. perfect timing. Excellent Recipe! sour cream and cheese are a must on the top

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  24. Shawna

    Shawna

    Made this for lunch today and it was a huge hit!! There wasn’t any left overs in fact they were asking for more:) was asked for the recipe by my mother in law and 2 of my friends.
    We will be making this again and I will double the recipe next time so I can put some in the freezer:)

    Great Job Ladies!!!!

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  25. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Beth, I googled Rancho beans and came up with nothin’ :/ I’ve never heard of them so I don’t know if they can be subbed. You can always use chili beans, instead. Ranch Style Beans are EVERYWHERE in Texas!

  26. Gwen

    Love this recipe! My first Crockin recipe!! One of my new favorites

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  27. Beth

    Hi, This looks wonderful.When I went to the store I could not find ranch beans what are those? I saw Texas rancho beans is that it? help I want to make this . Beth

  28. gayle

    Found 2 sizes of Ranch dressing mix, one called ‘buttermilk recipe’ with .7 oz & the ‘Original’ sized one at 1 oz. I used the .7 oz, and it needed more zip, so I will try the 1 oz size. I found the chunks of tomatoes too big, so next time will try petite diced ones. I used a can of black beans instead of pinto, as we prefer them, and I didn’t drain the Ranch beans. Next time will use onion when I brown the beef. It was a bit too thick, so I added 1/2 c. hot water and 1/2 t. hot sauce. Quick, easy recipe that with a few tweaks will be 5 stars. Thanks for spicing up my night!

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  29. Suzanne

    THIS RECIPE IS A KEEPER!! First of all, I have to thank you girls for ALL of the awesome recipes you share with us!! :) I love crock pot cooking and you help to make it super easy and give a variety of ideas! My hubby and I were trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight, and when I mentioned this recipe (we made it one other time), he quickly said, “YES!” My family loved it! It was so delicious served over corn bread!! YUMMY!!! Thanks again!!! p.s. We are making a double batch and freezing some…. I wondered if you have any tips on freezing and re-heating your crock pot recipes?

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  30. Debbie C

    My family LOVED this recipe. My daughter went back for a second bowl and my hubby did as well. I did not have time for a second helping due to an evening appointment, but I thought about the comments “it tastes even better the second day”.
    There was no second day….the family ate it all up and my husband had already put the last serving in a container for his lunch!
    We will be adding this recipe to our rotation and I will be sure to make extra so I can try it for MY lunch the next day.

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  31. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks for the heads up, Polly! That one got by us and the editors ….uuugh :/ In a few other recipes we use raw hamburger meat, we just make sure it’s the extra lean to cut done on the grease. Happy Crockin’, y’all!!

  32. Polly

    I have your cookbook which I love by the way. But…I have planned to make this taco stew today and glad I went with my senses and checked this web recipe. In your cookbook it says to use 1 lb of ground beef but omitted the cooked and drained part as the recipe here says. I think people may combine all ingredients as it states in the actual cookbook and have a greasy disaster if they don’t follow this web recipe. Just thought I’d let you know about that omission. Keep Crockin’

  33. Genene

    Genene

    Easy recipe, my family loved it!!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  34. Neeta

    Since learning this recipe, I have made it 5 times because I love it so much. Perfect for lunches. We eat it so often, I use ground turkey to make it healthier. Also, add in some ground Pork Chorizo and it tastes amazing!

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  35. Jennifer S.

    I’ve already commented on this, but I just HAVE to say that this has to be my favorite recipe ever! We make it on pretty much a weekly basis, and while I love it the first day, it is so exciting how much better it gets on the 2nd and 3rd days! It also goes wonderfully with some Tostitos and guacamole, and I pretty much put aside my spoon and eat the bowl of stew with chips haha. So yummy. Making it tonight again! :) Thanks ladies!

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  36. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Happy Crockin’ BFF, Linda!! LOL

  37. Linda

    A Family Favorite Thank you Girls!! you two have become my Best Friends lol

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  38. Melissa F.

    This is always one of my go to recipes. This is Crockin right now , the only substitution I do is to use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Thanks for all your recipes, it gets difficult coming up with different things to make all the time.

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  39. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Idk, girl. I think I would just leave the beans out and at about 1/2lb of meat to make sure it’s still hearty. Onions and green chilies sound great, too!

  40. Leah

    I don’t like beans so what are some other ideas that I could put in here!! I can’t wait to make it. I was thinking onions and green chili’s possibly.

  41. Stephanie H.

    Simple, easy, fast. I made a couple of changes: I added a can of black beans and since I couldn’t find Ranch beans, I used a can of chili beans instead. Also, in place of the Rotel, I added a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. I found it to be lacking any real sauciness because it was so thick, so I also added about a cup of beef broth at the end of cook time. Husband really enjoyed this as well. This one’s a keeper!

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  42. Stacey O.

    This is a favorite at our house and since it is finally starting to cool down I have this on the menu for this week. I always make it with ground turkey (no one in my house knows the difference) and I always serve it with Chili Cheese Fritos – My kids love it! Kinda like a over the top frito boat :)

  43. Catrina

    I made this the other night, the only change I made was to add onion to the ground beef. My family loved this so much, that I went back out to get ingredients for a double batch to freeze!

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  44. T

    Made this last night for my family with Ground Chicken, I like the flavor better than turkey. Huge Hit. Family ate it for dinner last night. My eight year old took it in a thermos for lunch today. Looking for some more family friendly (i.e. picky eater) recipes. :)

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  45. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks Jennifer! Living down south for so long we forget not everyone has a Walmart right around the corner :)

  46. Jennifer S.

    For those of you who are in places where you can’t get Ranch Style Beans (like NYC, where I am!) I’ve just been using Bush’s Baked Beans and it tastes amazing. Maybe when we move back out west in the spring I’ll finally be able to try the recipe as it’s written, as I can’t get Rotel here either (have to get “diced tomatoes with green chiles” instead). Hope this helps whoever doesn’t live near a Walmart! :)

  47. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    You caught me at a good time. Just happened to see this! You will be just fine, Elise. I wouldn’t use it either if it’s already been opened. I’m sure it’s fine, but definitely not worth taking the chance!

  48. elise

    Not sure if anyone is here to respond quickly lol,but i wanted to know if this recipe will still taste good if i dont add the ranch dressing mix until an hour before done?After adding all my ingredients i realized that the mix was open and im not the type to use something like that,thats been open.The car is with my husband so i cant get a new one until an hour before its going to be done!First time at making this and this happens lol.

  49. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Woohooo, Stacy!! That’s where we get ours :) Here’s what the can looks like for anyone else, too who is having trouble finding them:
    http://www.conagrafoods.com/consumer/brands/getBrand.do?page=ranch_style

  50. Stacy

    I FINALLY found the ranch style beans. For anyone who is looking, check out your local Walmart. I tried 2 other stores with no luck. They are a black can with yellow and red trim with white letters. You can google it to see the can. I will be trying this recipe tomorrow with the artisan slow cooker bread recipe – Can’t wait!

  51. Angela

    Angela

    Taco stew is one of my favorites. I make mine with ground turkey. It is in the crockpot cooking for tomorrow.

  52. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    So glad you liked the Taco Stew and I think you will really like the shredded chicken.
    That is how we feel about Ranch-Style Beans :) Staple at our house.

  53. Jill

    Jill

    So, we had the Taco Stew for dinner made with ground turkey rather than beef. I always add a few handfuls of Grapenuts cereal and a splash of Worstshire when I use ground turkey instead of beef to beef up the taste of the turkey and keep the moisture in which also adds good fiber. It was okay. I used the medium Rotel to make it a bit more spicy. I think I might try this recipe with shredded chicken instead of the ground turkey to give it a bit more texture since ground turkey is so soft.

    Really loved the Ranch Style beans and could have eaten them straight from the can.

    The cornbread turned out pretty good in the crock pot too. I used my two quart and cut down the recipe to one-third and will cut it down to one-fourth if I use the small crock pot again as I think it will work better in such a small size. I just didn’t want a lot of leftovers of the cornbread.

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  54. Jill

    Jill

    It’s in my slow cooker now. I used ground turkey and did not brown it first as turkey is very lean and I want it to cook in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. I will report back after dinner on this. The Ranch beans taste delish!

    I want to make my corn bread in my crock pot. Is there a standard cooking time for crock pot/slow cooker baking? Do I just use my regular recipe that I use for oven cooking or does it have to be modified in any way?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this.

  55. Denise

    delicious!!! It was even better the next day. Also with each topping it tasted better and better. Not the it needed the extras like avacado, sour cream chips, but they added that extra punch. Family loved it. Also I did not have ranch style beans so I just used pinto beans with no problem.

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  56. Linda

    Hi, Girls
    I was about to make this then noticed I only have a 3 quart oval slow cooker! can I still do this recipe??

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  57. Diana L.

    I just made this the other day. My hubby said it was glorified chili which was really good…. its alot like a thick chili but soooo yummy and super easy due to the crock method. I think it just replaced my original chili recipe. I didn’t have trouble finding ranch beans but I didn’t drain mine- they had a yummy sauce on them already which was fine in the recipe- I think the ones I used were called southern ranch beans- but any beans would be good. Thanks for all your great recipes.

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  58. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    David, Ranch Style Beans are a southern staple. You can make these from scratch (just google it) but that may be more trouble than it’s worth. I like Mary’s suggestion (above). Sub with whatever beans you love!

  59. Mary

    I LOVE this recipe. I do subsitute the bean for black bean and kidney. I make this all the time and take it for pot lucks and always get compliments.

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  60. David Sr.

    Pls. answer me what is Ranch style beans I can’t find them and the clerk don’t know either.
    what can I used as a subsitute

  61. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    YAY Penny! Glad you found us, too :) You cROCK!

  62. Penny

    I made this lastnight and my family loved it!! Had to double the recipe though, because we have a family of six, and they ate every bit of it!! Thank You!! I’m so glad I found your site, we love your recipes!!! :)

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  63. fran s.

    made this for a family reunion,should have made a bigger batch they all loved it.My husband even ate 2 bowls before family came.

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  64. LeAndrea

    I made this last night. This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS! My husband ate three bowl-fulls…meaning it must have been good. Instead of tortillas or taco shells, I paired the stew with cornbread—equally good.

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  65. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Hey Michelle…you can either puree the cans of tomatoes if y’all don’t like to eat the chunks or tomato sauce would be good, too. But I wouldn’t use water. I think it would just make it too bland.

  66. Michelle

    Has anyone made this without the cans of tomatoes? No one eats chunks of tomatoes in my house and wondering if a can of tomato sauce or even water would be ok in it?

  67. Wilma

    sounds really good. I will try this very soon

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  68. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    That’s awesome, Susan…I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  69. Susan M.

    My kids refused to try this when they saw it. They are creatures of habit, so I made then Campbells soup. While my hubby and I were eating the taco stew with shredded pepperjack and fritos scoops, they started to hover. “Gee that smells pretty good mom. Can I taste it?” Before you know it they abandoned the can soup and had bowls of taco stew:) Thanks girls for another great recipe, and some great dinner conversation. Each boy had an idea for variations they would like to try.

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  70. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sure, Kathy! A 5 quart would work just fine for this recipe :)

    Sorry Laura, I haven’t made a vegetarian version of this one. But I would think it would work just fine if you added beans that your daughter and hubby like.

  71. Laura

    Has anyone made a vegetarian/vegan version of taco stew? I’m wondering whether there are other types of beans that could be added to replace the meat, or how it turns out if you make it with “faux meat” (soy crumbles). Looking forward to making the recipe for myself as written, as well as a vegetarian version for my husband and daughter. Thanks!

  72. Kathy S.

    I have a 5 Quart..very old Crock Pot. Would this recipe fit in a 5 quart Crock??? Sounds very good.. Know husband would LOVE this…

  73. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Ranch Style Beans is kind of a Texas thing. They are pinto beans that have been seasoned with chili seasonings. If you cannot find them, then just use a regular pinto beans.

  74. Ann-Marie

    What are “ranch-style” beans? Where do I find these in the grocery store?

  75. Melanie

    Melanie

    Have this recipe in my crock pot today! Can’t wait to try it when I get home from work!! Sounds Delicious

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  76. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Well, welcome to the crockin’ fun, Jennifer! We’re super happy to hear this was a hit…holla! Thanks for sharing! And, thanks for letting us know that ground turkey tasted delish. We’re always looking for ways to lower the fat/calories!

  77. Jennifer S.

    Oh yeah, and I forgot to add that we used turkey instead of beef. So yummy!

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  78. Jennifer S.

    This is the first Crockin’ Girls recipe I have tried, which I made yesterday. Within an hour of cooking, the apartment smelled wonderful, and it tasted even better! I added lots of shredded cheddar cheese on top, and we ate it with tortilla chips. We each had a large portion last night, and again for dinner tonight, and oh my goodness it’s even better the second day! I already can’t wait to try this again, but first I have to make the recipes I have lined up for the rest of this week ;)

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  79. Rebekah B.

    I made this for the second time last night, but didn’t follow all the ingredients to a T since I didn’t have all of them. :) It actually came out better than the first time! I had just over a pound of leftover taco meat with onion so I dumped that in, I used 2 cans of Rotel since I didn’t have plain diced tomatoes. I used a can of navy beans and a can of black beans since that is what I had. Added the corn, the ranch packet, and just a bit of water and it was great! Topped it with cheese and sour cream. The hubby, who doesn’t like soup or anything different for that matter, even said, “Wow. This is actually good….” Lol! Yay!! My 3 year old gobbled it up too!

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  80. Megan D.

    Megan D.

    I am trying this recipe for the first time today. I am thrilled how it looks so far. I added black beans in mine as well as a red onion and bell pepper. Instead of using plain diced tomatoes I used two cans of fire roasted tomatoes. All the colors look fabulous! I hope it turns out well. Thank you for the idea!

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  81. Rosalinda C.

    Made this for dinner. The kids loved it!!! Will definitely make again.

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  82. Kathryn

    I was just about to say that this was really good but tasted just like chili when I realized I left out the corn…oops! It’s still pretty good!

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  83. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Yolanda…sorry, I’m just seeing your post! It’s hard to go wrong with extra meat. As far as the seasonings, it just really depends on your family and how much flavoring they like. Let us know how your recipe turned out! In the future, post on our FB wall if you have a question that needs to be answered, quickly….sorry, girl!

  84. Lisa A.

    Lisa A.

    This is a big hit at my house and I have a very picky child! Love this recipe and is great to take somewhere.

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  85. Sarah

    Sarah

    This sounds delicious! I haven’t made it…YET…I plan on it though!

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  86. Yolanda L.

    I currently have this crockin’ in my pot as I type… but, I have a few more beans & a pound + more meat (ground turkey). Sounds like I should be adding more ranch seasoning (& maybe more taco seasoning too)??? However, I’m concerned about OVER seasoning this dish… what should I do?

  87. Laurie

    This is the very first recipe I ever made from y’all. A friend introduced me to this, and we have been hooked ever since. This is for sure my go to recipe, my whole family LOVES it!! We add fresh cut jalapenos for extra heat and sour cream and grated cheese at the end. All I can say is yummy :)

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  88. Crockin Girls

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    Joni,
    You sure can. The ranch packet adds some awesome flavor but can be left out. When you serve the stew, you might want to add some sour cream or greek yogurt for some extra tang and creaminess.

  89. Joni

    Can this be made without the ranch dressing mix? Sounds so yummy!

  90. Melissa F.

    This is what’s for dinner tonight, we love it!

  91. Jo Ann

    Made this many times, it is excellent!

  92. Vasso

    Vasso

    I made this Taco Stew a few times and it was scrumptious! You girls ROCK!! Keep Crockin!!

  93. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks for sharing, Susan! Great to know!!!

  94. Susan M.

    I made this for supper tonight. It was delicious!!! Definitely a recipe that I will make again. I was looking at the cookbook and it didn’t say to brown the ground beef, so I just threw it in. It cooked perfectly and browned just fine. I used 93% lean so there wasn’t really any fat. It just saved me a step. I don’t think I would try it with regular ground beef though. It might be too greasy.

  95. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Christen, add your meat right after you brown and drain it.

  96. Christen S.

    When do you add the meat in?

  97. robin w.

    we love this soup, i use black beans instead of the ranch never thought of adding them but i do like to add hominey to mine as well.

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  98. Becki H.

    Made this last night and it was a big hit! I used ground turkey instead of beef. I served it over fritos and topped it with shredded cheese and sour cream! Soooooo good! I must say, just had it for lunch today and the leftovers are almost better than the day before! =)

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    Ronda,
    It’s really hard to mess this one up. It is so yummy! There’s been some really good suggestions. I think toppings are a really good idea. Something like: Cheese, Sour Cream, Chips, Avocado, Cilantro. This is one of our favorites.

  100. ronda w.

    Going to try this tomorrow…Does anyone have any last minute suggestions to make sure its great.

  101. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Jennifer, what about fajita seasoning???

  102. Jennifer M.

    Has anyone made this w/o the taco seasoning or have any suggestions of what I could substitute in place of it? My husband does not like taco seasoning. I have even tried using the mild version of it. I love this recipe and I am trying to come up with a way to modify it w/o losing all the flavor!

  103. Mindy F.

    My recipe is pretty much the same but calls for a lite beer – we use Corona Light and it adds a touch of flavor…

  104. Kristi W.

    Made this last night and my husband said it was one of the best things I’ve ever made! Used turkey instead of beef since that’s what I had on hand. Also used pintos and black beans (no ranch style beans for this Texas girl here in VA), a can of fiesta corn instead of plain, and threw in some chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes. Topped with shredded cheese, corn chips and avocado … Yum! Like a bowl of taco chili!

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    I love the changes you made Kristi. Isn’t it great that we can use these recipes as a guide and make it to fit our own personal tastes? Glad it was a hit at y’alls house…keep crockin’!

  106. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Hey Beth, Ranch Style Beans are just pinto beans drenched in a chili sauce.

  107. Beth B.

    I live in Minnesota and can’t find Ranch Style beans anywhere. Any idea of a good replacement?

  108. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Great advise! THANKS so much and so glad it’s a hit with your families, too!! Yes…we brown the meat first, so we can drain off the grease/fat. Jennifer ~ how many servings? I’d say about 8. But it really just depends on how hungry your crew is :) I can’t just eat 1 bowl!! And like Janice said, this one is a great one to freeze and warm up later for a hearty meal if you have leftovers :) cRockin’ Roll!

  109. Shawn T.

    One of our favorite recipes! Delicious!

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    Jennifer C.

    BEYOND delicious!! Its a hit in the house, we love to eat it with tostitos! It’s actually one of my favorite meals to make because of how delicious it is!

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  111. Katina T.

    Love this! Taco Stew is a new favorite in my household! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Marissa J.

    This is so yummy! When company comes, they love it! In case anyone is wondering, it works to substitute 1 lb cooked & cubed chicken breast for the beef. Sometimes chicken is more affordable…

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  113. Alyssa W.

    TIFFANY STEWART..Yes you do brown the beef beforehand. I was wondering the same thing and I found a video on You tube of them making this recipe. I hope you like it! I’m making mine tonight!!

  114. Tiffany S.

    Do you brown the hamburger meat first before putting it in the crockpot?

  115. LeAnne C.

    I made this twice over this three day weekend. It is delicious. I put the seond batch in freezer containers for quick grabe to take to work for lunch and for quick dinners. The ingredients for this recipe are items that I always have in my pantry. It would make a great potluck dish to take to an event! I am so glad I found yall! Wishing you great success with you new adventure!

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  116. Jennifer M.

    I’ve made this before but I can’t remember how much it made? Can anyone tell me how many servings this makes? I want to make it tonight but don’t want there to be a lot of leftovers! BTW this recipe is yummy and perfect for a chilly/rainy night!! Paired it with corn bread,shredded cheese,avocado,corn chips and it was a HIT in my house!!

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  117. Rachel B.

    Sounds good! Going to try it later this week. Just wondering, Could you use any type of beans instead of the ones that are listed?

  118. JANICE C.

    This is one of our favorites. I make this at least every two weeks for
    a quick lunch when I come home from work.
    Freezes well but I never have enough
    left to freeze! I do add a can of
    black beans drained and it stretches
    it a little further.

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  119. Nichele M.

    My Family of seven loved this stew. Now I am going to make it for a large group coming over.

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  120. Kim C.

    Love this stew! The whole family loved it. The kids especially loved dipping Frito scoops into it. Definitely will make again.

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  121. Andra H.

    Loved this soup. The Ranch Dressing packet made all the difference. Really good.

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