Teddi Mellencamp - Taco Soup

Teddi Mellencamp - Taco Soup
A quick and easy taco soup recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Taco Soup
Lunch, Dinner

Teddi Mellencamp Makes Taco Soup - Home & Family
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups frozen)
  • 2 cans diced tomato
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 1 package of TJ’s lentils (or 1 pound of ground meat)
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5-7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried garlic
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of chopped cilantro
  • Avocado and more cilantro to top


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high and add a splash of olive oil. Sauté onion until softened, then add seasonings, garlic, and jalapeno, sauté until fragrant. Add all canned ingredients and stir. Bring to a simmer, add 1 cup of water and chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste and simmer a few more minutes.
  2. When ready to serve, top with chopped avocado and cilantro.