Rating: 4.89 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a nutritious and hearty soup; it feeds a crowd, smells and tastes wonderful on a chilly day, makes great leftovers, and freezes well. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and it's pretty quick to throw together. It even tastes better the next day! Serve with crusty bread or cheddar biscuits.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef and onion to an 8-quart stock pot.

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  • Pour beef broth into the pot. Stir cabbage, celery, kidney beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, cumin, salt, and pepper into the broth. Add water as needed to assure ingredients are completely submerged in liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the cabbage wilts and the celery is tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 35.5mg; sodium 585.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2016
4.23.16 This is one of those recipes where you most likely will have all ingredients in the pantry...love them! Sometimes, you’re just looking for something that’s simple and falls into the category of comfort food, and that’s this recipe. We eat a lot of soup and salads/sandwiches for dinner once the weather turns warm (I live in Florida, so that’s most of the time). I had a piece of a hot chili pepper in the fridge, so I did chop that and added it to the soup pot, otherwise, followed the recipe. This hit the spot and was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2016
4.23.16 This is one of those recipes where you most likely will have all ingredients in the pantry...love them! Sometimes, you’re just looking for something that’s simple and falls into the category of comfort food, and that’s this recipe. We eat a lot of soup and salads/sandwiches for dinner once the weather turns warm (I live in Florida, so that’s most of the time). I had a piece of a hot chili pepper in the fridge, so I did chop that and added it to the soup pot, otherwise, followed the recipe. This hit the spot and was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
It was liked by everyone. The only change I made was I added a small piece of Eckrich 4 pepper smoked sausage. I will make this again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2020
Family loved it. I did not have 2 pounds of ground beef so i used one pound of ground beef and one pound of ground sweet sausage. This turned out to be great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2021
The recipe was just what I was looking for! Very easy to make! I didn’t have pinto or garbanzo beans in my pantry and I added grated carrots! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2021
Yum! Very flavorful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2021
Wowwsers! What a GREAT soup! I added a green bell pepper (it was time to eat it cooked, if you know what I mean ) and a carrot. This is on my frequent flyer menu now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2022
This recipe is a keeper. I forgot to put the garbanzo beans in which were actually going to be subbed with cannelloni beans but it didn't matter. Next time I will add either of those types of beans. Either way it gets gobbled up and what doesn't get eaten after 3 days goes into the freezer for a nice surprise when the grocery stores are empty (which happens a lot these days). Read More