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.

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Recipe Summary

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 30% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 35.5mg 12% DV; sodium 585.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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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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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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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
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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
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
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