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Taco Soup (Crockpot Freezer Version)

Feel free to experiment with the seasonings in this recipe- add more chili powder if you like a spicier version.  The Chipotle seasoning gives it a nice, smoky-rich flavor.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 32-oz box vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT for the vegetable stock to a gallon-size freezer bag.
  • Break up the raw ground beef in the sealed bag by squishing slightly with your fingers.  Freeze.
  • Defrost in refrigerator overnight prior to cooking.
  • Empty defrosted ingredients into slow cooker; add vegetable stock.
  • Cook approximately 6-8 hours on low until ground beef is cooked through.  *Cook times will vary greatly depending on your slow cooker.  
  • Monitor liquids and add more water towards the end of cook time, if needed.