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Spicy Tomato Beef Soup

This spicy tomato beef soup transforms canned tomato soup into a high protein soup that’s jam packed with flavor. It’s souper easy to make, highly customizable, and perfect for meal prep.

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How to Make Spicy Tomato Beef Soup

Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than this. I’ll briefly run through the ingredients in each step and give you a few notes about modifications.

For the base of this ground beef soup: 

  • 2 pounds of extra lean ground beef (Walmart and HEB carry 96/4)
  • onion, garlic, and jalapeño
  • salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper

That’s it. Throw everything in a pot to fully cook the beef. All the flavor from the vegetables and spices will cook right into the beef.

ground beef soup ingredients

A spicy note: The recipe calls for 2 jalapeño peppers with seeds in. But if you’re sensitive to spice, you might start with 1 de-seeded jalapeño. And if you’re reading this note after the fact, adding a dollop of Greek yogurt is a fantastic way to reduce the spiciness. 

For the tomato soup portion of the recipe:

  • 2 cans of condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of beef broth

Feel free to adjust the ratios here. The recipe as-is makes a thinner tomato soup that’s probably closer to taco soup or hamburger soup than creamy tomato bisque.

If you’d like a creamier tomato beef soup, you could reduce or skip the broth, swap the crushed tomatoes for another can of tomato soup, or use condensed tomato soup only.

how to make taco beef soup

Note: Another option to make this spicy tomato beef soup creamier would be the addition of creamy ingredients. My Creamy Taco Soup, for instance, adds fat free cream cheese and Greek yogurt at the end of cooking. Needless to say, it’s one of my most popular recipes. 

Serving Ideas

The cornbread you see with this tomato beef soup in photos is my lower carb bacon cheddar cornbread. I highly recommend trying that! My garlic parmesan bread twists would also be great with this soup!

Other serving options include:

spicy tomato beef soup with cornbread

That’s a wrap.

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spicy tomato beef soup

Spicy Tomato Beef Soup

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Spicy ground beef and vegetables mixed with crushed tomatoes and canned tomato soup for a quick and easy prep.


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef, I used 96/4 from HEB
  • 1 small (150g) Sweet Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves (20g) Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 large (75g) Jalapeño Peppers*, diced (de-seed to spice preference)
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 C (240ml) Beef Broth
  • 2 cans (10.75oz) Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 15 oz can Crushed Tomatoes


  1. Add the ground beef, onion, garlic, jalapeño, and dry spices to a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until no pink remains in the beef, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the beef broth, tomato soup, and crushed tomatoes to the pot, stirring well. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


  • Each serving has 3 Smart Points.
  • If you make ingredient modification and need updated nutrition info, you can use my food scale guide to see how I calculate macros and serving sizes for large batch recipes like this tomato beef soup.

*For the spice sensitive, use 1 de-seeded jalapeño pepper. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Servings Serving Size: 3/4 Cup (210g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 21g

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Wednesday 15th of April 2020

SO good! My family gobbled this up!

Rimma Wolfe

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

This recipe kicked off my fall a few months ago and I've been making it ever since. It isnt too spicy and had just the right amount of kick. I used ground turkey instead and it was delicious!

Melody Merves

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Made this recipe but used ground turkey instead! It was so good and easy to make! I made it for a family dinner and man was it a crowd pleaser! It will deff be made again!


Sunday 24th of November 2019

This recipe is so simple and delicious that I made it twice in one week! Some substitutions I made were 93/7 ground chicken instead of beef, 1 jalapeño instead of 2 (I like minimal spice), and then right before serving I threw in a box of cooked banza shells. I garnished with cheddar cheese and fat free Greek yogurt!! Like all the recipes this is a win, and my fiancé 1000% approves!


Monday 21st of October 2019

Another winner with the entire family. It wasn't super spicy but maybe I ended up with milder jalapenos or something. Mine turned out more of a chili or stew consistency and it paired perfectly with cornbread. We'll definitely add this to the regular meal rotation!

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