Recipe: Budget Friendly Beef & Lentil Taco Soup

Prep 15 minutes. Cooking time 5 hours. Serves 6-8

With bitter cold temperatures predicted for this week, we’re planning some delicious easy, slow cooker meals that the whole family will love!

We’re obsessed with this Budget Friendly Beef & Lentil Taco Soup, which you can pop on in the morning, and then eat for lunch or dinner. It’s perfect with crusty bread, corn chips, or warm tortilla.


750g Quality Mark beef forequarter steak e.g. chuck cut into 2.5cm pieces

1 tbsp olive oil

6 garlic cloves crushed

1 red capsicum chopped

2 large onions diced

1 jalapeño. Seeds removed and finely sliced. Optional

1 cup lentils rinsed

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes in juice

4 cups beef stock

400g can black beans drained and rinsed

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp salt

1 cup sweet corn kernels frozen


To serve

cheese grated

fresh coriander leaves optional

crusty bread toasted

Method – To Slow Cook


Method – Oven



This recipe by Beef + Lamb New Zealand was first published on and is republished with permission.