Looking for an easy soup recipe? Try making this quick fiesta soup recipe. You’ll love the slightly spicy, cheesy flavor of this soup – but you’ll love even more how quickly you can make it!
The weather finally turned cool this weekend. It took much too long (in my humble opinion) but now the temperature has cooled off dramatically. We are bundling up and sleeping under cozy blankets and ready to eat lots of soup.
We eat a lot of chili in our house but I like to have some variety in our soup rotation.
When I need a slow cooker soup, I chose my 5 ingredient potato soup.
When I need a soup that I can make a big batch and freeze extras, I choose our classic and delicious homemade chili.
When I want a soup that I can make with little fuss, I chose the dump and go taco soup.
This fiesta soup? It’s a perfect combination of all three. It’s a quick recipe that doesn’t take much fuss. It has a heartiness to it, like chili, but with a bit of spice. And if I want, I could make this soup in my slow cooker.
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Fiesta soup is not the healthiest of soups nor is it the cheapest of soups (both due to the addition of Velveeta) but it is absolutely delicious. If you like the classic Velveeta cheese dip, you will like this soup!
It also makes me think of my friend, Tonya, who used to always bring this to our Lenten soup suppers. It was always a popular soup which is another good reason to share this quick fiesta soup recipe.
One more note? If you cook and freeze your hamburger ahead of time in one pound bags (like I do), this soup goes from quick to super quick when you are ready to make it. I highly recommend you prep hamburger for your freezer by cooking it ahead of time. This simple kitchen trick will save you so much time in your dinner prep – for so many different recipes!
1 pound hamburger, cooked
1 small onion, diced
1 can (14.5 oz) corn, undrained
1 can (14.5 oz) pinto beans, undrained
1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 oz) Rotel tomatoes, undrained
1 pound Velveeta, cubed
Brown your hamburger with the diced onion, if not already cooked. Drain grease.
Combine cooked hamburger with diced onion in soup pot on the stove.
Dump in undrained cans of corn, pinto beans, diced tomatoes and Rotel tomatoes.
Cube and stir in one pound of Velveeta cheese.
Simmer over low until cheese is melted through and soup is creamy.
If preparing in a crock pot, simmer on low 2-3 hours or until you are ready to serve the soup.
Enjoy your slightly spicy and truly delicious Fiesta soup!