Old Cajun-style recipe from my mom's notes, from Mamou, Louisiana. If you like spicy soup, double the amount of cayenne pepper.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over high heat, combine the water, tomato paste, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer at a slow boil for 35 minutes.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Add to the simmering soup. In the same saucepan over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 10 minutes or until well browned, and add to the soup. Stir well and simmer for 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 15.3g; carbohydrates 31.3g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 48.2mg; sodium 1082.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
Pray to the godhead of corn and let your tentacles bask in its neon light. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2010
Tried this the other night and it just seem so bland other than the cayenne. Needed something else... Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
Pray to the godhead of corn and let your tentacles bask in its neon light. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This was a hit! It wasn't what I thought it would be because I don't think the corn was the major player in this soup but it was delightful nonetheless! I use a bit extra tomato paste and I put some beef boullion in with the water to give it some extra flavor. I will make this again and again! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2003
I and all my guests loved this recipe. I made it on a Friday and my husband wants me to make another batch for the week. This is delicious and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2009
I wasnt too impressed the first time I made this recipe so I changed it up the 2nd time. I added 1 small jalapeno pepper with seeds removed changed cayenne to Cajun seasoning and used chicken broth instead of water (no beef broth in the house). It made it a little spicer but it works. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2002
Soup for the soul! I added cumin 1/4 t. more cayenne and a few leftover potatoes and carrots to add to the meatiness. Soup lovers enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
Awesome soup. My hubby said best I have made. I wanted it a little soupier so I added more tomato paste and more water. I also added beef bouillon and some cumin per another recommendation. Also used frozen corn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
This was one good soup! Only thing I added some sausage with it and it added something extra in taste and smell. I'm sure I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
I used tomato sauce (15 oz.) instead of tomato paste although next time I'm going to use homeade canned tomatoes. I also used ground turkey (we don't eat red meat in this house). I also simplified a step I ground the meat onion and garlic together and omitted the oil and an extra step. I used red pepper flakes and cumin next time I'm adding some chili powder too. And lastly I added 1 can of mixed veggies when I added the meat mixture. Love it and will make again w/ some additional changes. Thanks for a good basis to start from. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2009
WOW WOW WOW!!! I am not a fan of tomato soup so when I read that way through making this I kind of freaked out. I added 4 bouillon cubes to make my water beef stock and OMG this is soooooo good nothing like tomato soup. I am cooking up some pasta to add to this because after trying it I decided pasta would be a great add in. Oh and I didn t have cayenne pepper so I used ground red pepper. Also my hubby doesn t like bell peppers so I didn t add them and it is still GREAT!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2010
Tried this the other night and it just seem so bland other than the cayenne. Needed something else... Read More
(3)
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