taco stoup


a stoup? whats a stoup? people ask me that all the time when i say “hey i’m making taco stoup.” a stoup in this texan lady’s terms are a cross between a stew and a soup. its a little brothy, but chunky like a stew. ta-da! a stoup is born!

i think this is one of my favorite winter/cold weather meals. in texas, winter is more sporadic. not something constant. like this morning, woke up and its in the 20s. tomorrow.. its supposed to be almost 60. what can i say but sporadic.  and just a little under a month ago, dfw was iced in for several days. so yeah…….

this recipe specifically is a healthier version, but its so delish, that the serving size and amounts you will eat in one sitting won’t be. 🙂

Taco Stoup:

1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef

1 can ranch style beans

1 can pinto beans w/ jalapenos

1 can white hominy (i personally dont like hominy, but husband does, so its in there)

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 can Rotel spicy (you can substitute for mild Rotel if you want you’re not a spicy person)

1 can whole kernel corn

1 pkg dry taco seasoning mix

1 pkg ranch dressing mix


Brown ground beef. Drain grease off.

Combine remaining ingredients in large pot. *a 5 gallon crock pot is perfect for this!*

Simmer until flavors are well blended. Your tasters are the judge of this. I don’t use a specific time frame when simmering this stoup.

  • Recipe can easily be doubled. Just ensure you have a large enough pot or crock pot to simmer it all in. 
  • Also makes freezes well for meals later

Enjoy with tortilla chips!


I hope everyone out there reading has a fantastic and safe NYE! As for husband, little man and myself, we will be deep frying all kinds of sinful things and vegging at home.

As for tomorrow, we will dine on our little southern tradition of Black-Eyed Peas and Cornbread. I can already taste them!


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