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Spicy Chuck-Wagon Soup Recipe

Spicy Chuck-Wagon Soup Recipe

Field editor Kelly Thornberry from La Porte, Indiana, shares a thick and hearty beef soup full of rich spicy flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 65 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon chili powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large soup kettle, brown beef in oil in batches. Stir in the onions, tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, cayenne and remaining chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Add potatoes and carrots. Cover and simmer 35-40 minutes longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Add corn and heat through. Discard the bay leaf before serving. Yield: 10 servings (4 quarts).

Reviews for Spicy Chuck-Wagon Soup

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wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 130246
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"This was really good! I used a leftover chuck roast and the flavor of the meat was wonderful!"

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cafritz User ID: 1148899 53476
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"I have been making this recipe for years. I add a can of rinsed black beans every now and then to change it up a bit"

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nickle59 User ID: 6351179 53475
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Simple, healthy, and delicious! The spices can be adjusted to taste and everyone's happy. I used my dutch oven and made a wonderful soup/stew with nice leftovers for lunch the next day. This is a recipe that could easily be adapted for the crockpot or the pressure cooker as well! I will be making this one again.

Thank you!"

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nickle59 User ID: 6351179 131224
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Simple, healthy, and delicious! The spices can be adjusted to taste and everyone's happy. I used my dutch oven and made a wonderful soup/stew with nice leftovers for lunch the next day. This is a recipe that could easily be adapted for the crockpot or the pressure cooker as well! I will be making this one again."

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patteliv User ID: 2595931 56460
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"this is the best,, very savory,,,"

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Toni Anderson User ID: 3311959 91055
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"I first made this in 2004, when it was in my newest TOH magazine. Our family (35 of us back then) took turns fixing the meals on a coast trip. I made this, along with another soup and served it with cornbread. It was so very good--everyone wanted the recipe! I've been making it several times, every winter, since then."

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thekingsfive User ID: 1766534 144684
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"We loved this soup. Very hearty, and flavorful. Perfect for cold winter days."

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ctynkee User ID: 981404 60784
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"how can this yield four quarts when the amount of liquid only totals 38 1/2 ounces?"

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