Can’t-Go-Wrong Camping Recipe: Taco Soup!

One of my favorite-of-all-time camping recipes is Taco Soup! It’s extremely easy to throw together in your new or used RV, and it’s a great bowlful of flavor year round. Don’t let the “soup” fool you into thinking it’s not a good camping recipe for late summer. Your family will wolf this down in any weather!

Camping Recipe

Taco Soup


  • 2 pounds ground beef or cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1-2 envelopes taco seasoning (your preference: season to taste)
  • 1 envelope Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans cream corn
  • 2 cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 ½ oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Additional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, corn chips


  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, crumbling it as you cook. Drain off the fat and discard.
  • If you’re choosing to use chicken instead, cook it through and shred with a fork once it’s cooled.
  • Place cooked meat directly into slow cooker.
  • Add all other ingredients. If you were looking for a difficult recipe, this ain’t it!
  • Heat on low for 4 hours and serve with the toppings of your choice.

This may look and feel like chili, but it’s really like tacos in a bowl! And it’s so easy to adjust based on your personal preferences. If you want more heat and zip, add 2 full packets of taco seasoning or even a 4 oz can of diced green chilies. If you prefer red beans over black beans, substitute as you like. You can even serve this spooned over cooked rice or tortilla/corn chips if you want to be extra hearty!

Best of all, this camping recipe is easy to throw together in the morning as you’re clearing the breakfast dishes. Simply add everything in the slow cooker and turn it on before leaving for the afternoon – that way, when you come back to your new or used RV, dinner is served.

Have you made this recipe? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. And let us know (contact us today!) if we can help get your RV road-ready for your camping trips this fall!

3 RVs with Outdoor Kitchens You Won’t Want to Miss!

When you’re shopping for a new or used RV, don’t miss out on one of the most popular floor plan features loved by families! We’re talking about an RV with an outdoor kitchen! Food just tastes better when it’s cooked outside, and having an outdoor kitchen allows you to make the most of gorgeous days. This gives you the best of both worlds, letting you soak up the last little bit of time outside while getting dinner ready. Take a look at a few different configurations of some of our RVs with an outdoor kitchen for sale below and then start dreaming of your ideal set up!

Forest River Vibe 25RK

This fantastic Forest River Vibe travel trailer is perfect for a family of 5! The outdoor camp kitchen gives you a spray port, induction cooktop, and a mini fridge so you can keep ingredients chilled until you’re ready to use them, or grab a cold drink while sauteing the veggies. Plus, the LED-lit exterior speakers can give you music to cook to, and the 16′ One-Touch electric awning with LED Lights provides shade while the sun is high and light when it goes down.

RVs with Outdoor Kitchens

Other highlights in this unit include the following:

  • Kitchen Skylight
  • Private Bedroom
  • Dual Wardrobes
  • Panoramic Windows
  • Sure-Step Entry Steps
  • Walk-In Pantry

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CrossRoads Cruiser Aire CR28RD

Next up, take a look at this Cruiser Aire fifth wheel! The outdoor kitchen on this unit also gives you a cooktop and mini fridge, plus the added convenience of a pantry cabinet for dry goods, spices, and cookware so you don’t have to run back inside for every little thing.

RVs with Outdoor Kitchens

That’s not all there is to love in this unit. Other features your family of 5 will enjoy include the following:

  • Power Awning with LED Lights
  • Kitchen Island
  • Queen Bed
  • Theater Seats
  • Master Suite
  • Fireplace
  • Entertainment Center

 Check out more photos and features here!

Keystone Avalanche 378BH

If you want the best of the best, don’t miss out on this incredible Keystone Avalanche fifth wheel! Not only can you enjoy the benefits of an outdoor kitchen, but you get the convenience and fun of an outdoor entertainment center, too! Catch the game while you cook up the catch of the day. The flat screen TV makes it easy, and you can crack open a cold one from the fridge, rinse the veggies in the sink, and pull out the cooktop to start frying the burgers.

RVs with Outdoor Kitchens

There’s so much to love in this fifth wheel! Other family-favorite features include the following:

  • Full and Half Bath
  • Bunkhouse Suite
  • Loft
  • Dual Entry
  • Kitchen Island

 Check out more details and photos here.

We’re ready to help you decide on the perfect new or used RV for your family’s needs, and we have tons of RVs with outdoor kitchens for sale to get you started. Stop in or contact us today with any questions!