Recipe By Ben Neel
Published Mar 10th
Prep 5m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 5m
Servings 10 servings Calories 605

A quick and easy meal in the cold weather if you have a house full of kids. Once done, it can be left on the stove on simmer so those still hungry can graze from time to time. Serve with cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels
  • 3 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 6 serrano peppers, crushed
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Stir in onion and cook a few minutes more. Drain.
  2. 2 Stir in pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chiles, serrano peppers, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Fill the pot with water to come within two inches of the top. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 605
  • Carbohydrate 67.8 g
  • Cholesterol 82.4 mg
  • Fat 20.9 g
  • Fiber 16 g
  • Protein 40 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.7 g
  • Sodium 884.7 mg
  • Sugar 5.9 g


  1. Such a versitile soup/base - can mix up the meat type of beans and veggies even seasonings a little to adjust to what's on-hand! We keep some in the freezer in individual serving sizes because it's so good cheap and easy! One of my all-time favorite soups! (We like it served with shredded cheese a - Read more ...
  2. My family s favorite cold weather meal! I use ground turkey rather than ground beef and top it off with a little cheese tortilla chips and sour cream! I love that we can eat it for 3 days straight and not get sick of it. One of the best finds on
  3. This is a tasty soup but I did make some changes. I omitted the serrano peppers and used Rotel for the tomatoes (could have also added canned chiles). I used black beans and reduced the amount of extra water. I also had cilantro and lime on hand from another recipe and added some of each. - Read more ...
  4. This was fantastic! I did not do the peppers because of my kids - but instead I added a can of undrained rotel tomatoes and used chili beans instead of pinto as I had them onhand. I put tortilla chips and shredded cheese on the table to add if desired. Both my husband and I - Read more ...
  5. This recpie was great! My husband I ate it for 3 days straight! The only changes I made were I used ground turkey breast instead of beef to make it lower in fat I omited the peppers and used Rotel. We topped it with shredded cheddar and crushed up tortilla chips! It was delicious!
  6. This soup is really yummy and on the spicy side. I didn't realize that the Serranos would make it that hot. I also make 10 serving size pot of it so next time I will use 3-4 peppers instead of 6. Great flavor my family likes this recipe a lot!
  7. This is a great change from chili. I used left over shredded beef instead of ground beef. Ro-tel brand diced tomatoes w/green chili peppers and chili beans instead of pinto beans. Didn't have pinto beans on hand. This is so easy and everyone thought it was GREAT!
  8. I made this in a half batch. It's good. Not as good as some other recipes but tasty nonetheless. Definitely better with corn chips than by itself. I prefer the tortilla soup over this and chili over this as well.
  9. Wow! This soup was really tasty. I substituted a can of Chipotle peppers for the Serano's and it was still a little too hot (and I am from Texas). If you don't like spicy food leave the chili's out otherwise it is a great soup!