Recipe By AccountKiller
Published Feb 26th
Prep 20m Cook 8h 20m Additional - Ready In 8h 40m
Servings 20 servings Calories 194.6

This easy soup is hearty, yet extremely tasty. This is really a form of chili, but uses some ingredients not found in regular chili. Sure to be a hit, you can adjust the spice as needed by using varying levels of jalapenos and RO*TEL® varieties. Top with shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and/or sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips. Leftovers can be frozen and enjoyed later.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk hot pork sausage
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn with red and green bell peppers (such as Mexicorn®), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®), undrained
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark beer
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Brown the ground beef completely in a large skillet over medium heat; drain. Transfer the beef to a slow cooker.
  2. 2 Brown the sausage completely in a large skillet over medium heat; drain. Transfer the beef to a slow cooker.
  3. 3 Add the crushed tomatoes, corn, black beans, kidney beans, ranch dressing mix, taco seasoning mix, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, chili sauce, jalapeno peppers, beer, and black pepper to the slow cooker. Set slow cooker to Low and cook 8 to 10 hours, or, if you prefer, on High for 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 194.6
  • Carbohydrate 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol 27.2 mg
  • Fat 8.1 g
  • Fiber 4.5 g
  • Protein 10.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 838.9 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g


  1. Delicious! I made this for work and everyone raved about it. Followed recipe exactly. Used Negra Modelo beer and it gave it great flavor. More of a southwestern chili than a taco soup. Served it with tortilla chips cheese and sour cream. Try putting the chips in the bowl first - you will love it!
  2. I was not impressed with this recipe. Hoping it will taste better after it sits in the fridge overnight. I found it bland even after adding an additional 1/2 packet of taco seasoning 2 t. garlic 1t. cumin and 2 t. cilantro. The beer did NOT enhance the soup at all. Am looking for another - Read more ...
  3. I made this exactly as shown. It was very good. My husband and guests raved about it. I served it with nacho chips and sour cream to be added as a garnish. I will make it again. The only thing I will add as a personal note - it is more of a chili than - Read more ...
  4. My family loves this great tasting easy to make soup. When some of the reviews said it was bland I made a few simple changes to add a little kick. I only used 2 chicken breasts and doubled the can goods. One of the cans of beans was black beans with jalapenos and my diced - Read more ...
  5. Chad! This is good stuff!!! I made it today on one of our first cold days in southern Texas. I put everything in the crockpot except for green red and jalapeno peppers. I used a smoked beef sausage link cut up instead of the pork sausage and a Corona instead of the dark beer. I - Read more ...
  6. I used Farmland hot and spicy sausage (this was plenty hot) I had to forego adding the hot sauce because I knew the kids wouldn't be able to eat it. I used 2 chicken breasts instead of the hamburger. Turned out really well but still kids thought it was too spicy but husband and I - Read more ...
  7. What a beautiful dish! Absolutely vibrant colors and lovely smell. I'm guessing my 12 year old son is liking it since he's on his second bowl. I pretty much followed the recire with a little creative measurement since my can sized were different that the authors. I left the seeds and ribs in the Jalapenos - Read more ...
  8. I had a girls night in and needed something easy that would feed a bunch. This soup was awesome!! The girls all loved it! I also had some white rice available for those who didn't want tortilla chips and it made a great combo!!
  9. I made this last night at the last minute. I used a pound and a half of ground turkey a can of fire roasted tomatoes I left out the Mexi-Corn (I'm watching my carb count) but I added in two additional large chopped red and orange bell peppers two cans of organic black beans homemade - Read more ...
  10. I make a version of this a lot..I've not tried the bottle of beer ingredient but I would imagine that it only enhances this easy popular and REALLY REALLY good dish!!
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