Friday, September 10, 2010

Cowboy Soup

This is a great hearty soup! I love that the ingredients are things you can keep stored in the pantry all the time. I first had it when my friend Sherri made it for a homeschool get-together.  I'm going to give you the recipe as I've adapted it for my style of cooking.

1/2 pound lean ground beef (I always use 93% lean)
1 green onion, rinsed and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
(*You can substitute a packet of taco seasoning for the previous six ingredients)
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies (pureed if you need to trick your kids into eating them)
1 can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 packet Ranch dressing dry seasoning mix (spicy or original)
1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth

Brown ground beef in a stewpot with garlic and onion. Stir in cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper; cook for a minute longer. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. And cilantro if you're crazy about it like me.


  1. Hmmm...substitute Smart Ground for ground beef and veggie broth for beef broth (Better than Bouillion Vegetable for me). I may try this one out! I love easy soups/stews...I'm a crockpot girl :)

  2. You could definitely put this in the crockpot! I noticed that it's actually similar to your Vegan Soup.