This Beefy Mexican Rice Soup is a hearty mixture of beef, rice, beans and corn. Your favorite burrito flavors…in an easy soup recipe ready in about an hour.
Have you ever created your own soup from scratch? It can seem intimidating to throw a bunch of ingredients and spices on a dutch oven and hope that it tastes good, but it can be fun to try, too.
This soup started with our love of burritos. Honestly, what can go wrong with beef, rice, corn, beans, tomatoes, and a little taco seasoning?
Our goal with this soup was to make it taste like a deconstructed burrito. We took our favorite parts of a burrito and put them in a soup with a beef stock base. This soup is AMAZING.
We wanted this soup to taste like our favorite Mexican food, so how do you know what flavors to add to get it that way?
Mexican food usually contain most of the following spices:
You’ll find diced onion and minced garlic in this soup, but to keep this soup quick and easy, we used our taco seasoning mix to flavor the soup. If you haven’t tried homemade taco seasoning, I highly recommend it!
If you want, you can buy your favorite taco seasoning packet from the store and use that instead.
This soup takes about an hour from start to finish, but you’ll find that half of that time is letting the soup simmer on the stove. It makes a nice weeknight dinner because you can prep a salad and maybe some homemade garlic bread as you wait for the soup to cook.
And the best thing I liked about this soup is that it tasted better the next day. There are not too many leftover dinners I like, but this soup became thicker and heartier as it sat in the fridge overnight. I won’t complain about leftovers when this soup is around.
Don’t you love recipes like that?
This recipe will keep in your refrigerator for about 3 days. Make sure you store it in an airtight container.
Yes! This soup makes a great freezer meal. Remember that it will thicken as it sits so it will be thick after you pull it out from the freezer. But it is so good!
Store in the freezer for 6-8 weeks.
We like to top the soup with sour cream, shredded cheese and fresh cilantro. You can also add crispy tortilla strips or homemade croutons if you’d like.
If you want to add a warm casserole, try our easy jiffy corn casserole. It’s fantastic with this recipe.