Spicy Potato Soup Recipe
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Spicy Potato Soup Recipe

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This recipe originally came courtesy of my sister-in-law, who is from Mexico. But since she prefers her foods much spicier that we do, I've cut back on the "heat" by reducing the amount of hot pepper sauce.— Audrey Wall, Industry, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1/2-in. cubes)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the potatoes, onion and tomato sauce. Stir in the water, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Spicy Potato Soup in Country Ground Beef 1993, p19

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Denise User ID: 8566794 264262
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2017

"My husband and I really like this soup with cornbread. I add a can of drained corn and cook it in the crockpot ALL day. (I make the potato cubes small so they will cook.) NO peeking or lifting the pot all day and it is perfect at dinner time! (I have to put it to cooking around 6:30 AM before leaving for work and get home around 5:00 PM so it does cook over 10 hours but PERFECT!)"

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"So easy and delicious! This is a family favorite. I make this at least twice a month."

wf4kats User ID: 6717663 242273
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"So easy to make and absolutely delicious!"

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 228829
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I liked how easy the recipe was. I did end up adding additional spices to make the soup more flavorful. I will make again but with the additional seasonings I added."

1211lana User ID: 8204770 217332
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This was okay, but nothing special. Had to add a lot of things to give it flavor. My throw together recipes are better than this. However, it's a good base recipe."

RHiland09 User ID: 6325610 45424
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Really good - a little too much hot sauce for us - will try 1/2 tsp of hot pepper sauce next time."

mrsboukie User ID: 7973430 26093
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"I've been making this since the recipe was originally published years ago. No changes needed unless the heat is too much or too little for your liking. If that's the case, adjust the hot sauce and black pepper a bit. This soup and a loaf of crusty bread is a wonderful winter meal. Few things this simple taste this good!!"

BradyBunch2 User ID: 198188 49021
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"I've made this a few times. It's an easy recipe to make and tastes good, especially the next day. Like any recipe, you can alter the ingredients to your personal preferences. After my first time making it, I added some fresh salsa from the produce section at the store. I liked the change this gave the soup. Don't drain the salsa. Add the juice too for an extra zip. A friend added some spinach when she made this soup. Make some cornbread to have on the side. Perfect for a winter meal."

mints98 User ID: 5585150 23005
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"This is absolutely amazing! We've made this once already this winter and we are making again tonight. We are doubling this recipe. The leftovers are great, and you can't just eat one bowl! We use Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce and when doubling will use the full 2 tsps. and the full 3 tsps. of pepper. Try it ... you won't be disappointed!"

aj anderson User ID: 5780055 52078
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"I was surprised something so simple to make could taste that good. I added a jalapeno and a little beef base...(Which basically are staples that I add to many things) I am sure it would have been just as tasty without those. Oh and I added a can of corn too come to think about it!...My husband Loved this soup! Some crusty rolls and dinner is on!"

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