Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cowboy Soup Recipe (Easy Fall Comfort Food)

It might be eighty degrees in Virginia this week, but I have Fall comfort food on my mind! Soups and stews are easy crowd-pleasers that make dinnertime a breeze for busy weeknights. Today's recipe for Cowboy Soup is one of those throw-it-together meals that I like to make. I love that you can add extra spices to give it some more kick, or leave it as-is for family members who don't like hot food.

Cowboy Soup Recipe (Fall Comfort Food), from Serenity Now

My Aunt Linda gave me this recipe several years ago. I'm not sure why it's called "Cowboy Soup," (it's more of a stew) but since she lives in Texas and Texans know everything there is to know about cowboys (right?!), I decided to go with it.

I love the simplicity of this recipe!

Cowboy Soup

-1 can red beans
-1 can pinto beans
-1 can ranch style beans
-1 can corn
-1 can hominy
-1 can stewed tomatoes
-1 can rotel tomatoes
-1 pkg. taco seasoning
-1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
-1 pound ground beef

(Note: Sometimes I have a hard time finding ranch style beans. I improvise with this soup and use whatever I think might taste good.)

Brown the ground beef. Drain and add all the ingredients to a large soup pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer until cooked through. (15 to 20 minutes)
Cowboy Soup (Stew) Recipe, from Serenity Now

I like to sprinkle some cheddar cheese on my soup after dishing it out. A dollop of sour cream might be good too. Served with a side of warm cornbread or biscuits, this is a great cold weather meal!

Nope, it's not a "pretty" recipe, but it sure is tasty!

What's your favorite Fall dinner to make?

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  1. I'm glad you posted this! I remember it from a guest post you did for Richella and made it several times last winter. I'm in a soup mood, too.

  2. This is totally something that we would love. Thanks for sharing!


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