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Hearty Crock-Pot Cowboy Soup

You can make this cowboy soup with what’s in your pantry. This makes a delicious Tex Mex soup that will fill you up.

Why not get your family together for this delicious homemade Tex-Mex soup? You can make this soup with what’s in your pantry.

This recipe makes a delicious Tex-Mex soup that will fill you up. It’s a wonderful soup for a cold winter day and it’s also perfect for your next game day event.

Cowboys played an important role in the colonization of the western United States. They worked in the cattle ranches, repaired fences and took care of the horses. Originally, many cattle drives began in Texas and ended up on the railroad in Kansas.

Cattle driving meant hard, hungry work. Cowboys would get up early in the morning and “lead” the herd to the stopping point the next night. A herd of about 3,000 cattle usually meant about a dozen cowboys. In addition, there was a route manager, a camp cook and a cowboy whose job was to keep track of the extra horses.


2 pounds of ground meat
4 Yukon gold potatoes
2 cans of mixed vegetables, undrained
1 can sweet corn, not drained
1 can of condensed tomato soup
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can Cut green beans without draining
Pinch the salt
Dash Pepper
2 tablespoons of sugar


Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Brown and drain the ground meat. Place the meat and potatoes in a large slow cooker.
Add all the canned vegetables, the canned tomato soup and the diced tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, add the secret ingredient that sets it apart from the average soup: sugar! Mix well and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Notes on the recipe

Of course you can substitute fresh or frozen vegetables, but you would need to add a can or two of meat broth to this. You don’t need to add this if you use canned vegetables, as the cans will be added without draining, which provides both liquid and flavor. 😋