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Spicy Potato Soup

Spicy Potato Soup
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 70 min. YIELD: 8 servings (2 quarts).


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 2, 2018

    A great simple and easy meal! And super easy to adjust to your family's taste!

  • Chrsity
    Dec 10, 2017

    This is one of my favorite all-time recipes go to for any cool day

  • Denise
    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!)

  • Jan 29, 2016

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

  • wf4kats
    Jan 22, 2016

    So easy to make and absolutely delicious!

  • greatwithoutgluten
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.

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