Hearty Beef & Bean Soup Recipe
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Hearty Beef & Bean Soup Recipe

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I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for late summer, because it has a lot of zippy flavor but isn't as heavy as chili. I use my homegrown cayenne peppers in the recipe. —Lori Steiner, Maquoketa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (13-1/2 ounces) beef smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 cups water

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 332 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1507mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until flavors are blended.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 10 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Beef & Bean Soup in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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