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Crock Pot Cowboy Soup

Crock Pot Cowboy Soup is a comforting and hearty soup that you can enjoy from fall to winter. This recipe is loaded with vegetables, beans and meat. Start it in the crock pot in the morning and have dinner ready when you get home from work. Serve with cornbread or biscuits for a perfect dinner.

Bowl of cowboy soup next to a blue and white cloth.

Cowboy Soup in the Crock Pot Recipe

Ingredients for Crock Pot Cowboy Soup

A bunch of hearty ingredients come together to make this comforting and filling meal. You will need:

  • Ground meat- chicken, turkey or beef can be used!
  • Red bell pepper
  • Sweet onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes (or diced tomatoes)
  • Baked beans
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Salsa
  • shredded cheese and tortilla strips for topping, optional

While we do include meat in this recipe you can absolutely make it vegetarian by leaving out the meat and using vegetarian baked beans! This recipe is also dairy free and can be made vegan if you skip the shredded cheese or use a vegan version instead. It should also be gluten free, but always be sure to check you labels just in case.

Close up of cowboy soup with corn, black beans, tomatoes, ground meat, and more.

How to Make Crock Pot Cowboy Soup

Step One: Brown meat in a skillet

To start, in a large skillet, cook ground meat until browned. Drain ground meat if necessary to remove excess fat.

Step Two: Load up the crock pot

Once the meat is cooked and drained add it to a large crock pot. While the meat is cooking, you can begin to add all remaining ingredients to the crock pot. Do not drain the cans of tomatoes, beans and corn (put all liquid in the crock pot).

Step Three: Cook cowboy soup

Stir to combine all of the ingredients well. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Step Four: Top and serve

Once the soup finishes cooking stir it before serving. If desired serve topped with cheese and tortilla strips or a side of cornbread.

Crock pot cowboy soup topped with cheese and tortilla strips with a spoon lifting up a bite full.
Crock pot cowboy soup in a white bowl with a spoon next to a blue and white towel.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers should be left to cool completely before storing. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This recipe can also be frozen for up to 3 months. We recommend freezing in smaller containers so it’s easy to defrost and reheat.

Serving Suggestions

This cowboy soup is delicious on its own topped with shredded cheese and tortilla strips. You can take it up a notch by serving it with corn muffins or a hot melty grilled cheese!

bowl of cowboy soup next to a blue and white cloth

Crock Pot Cowboy Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Crock Pot Cowboy Soup is a comforting and hearty soup that you can enjoy from fall to winter. This recipe is loaded with vegetables, beans and meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground meat (chicken, turkey or beef)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 16 oz can baked beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • cheese and tortilla strips for toppings, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook ground meat until browned. Drain ground meat if necessary to remove excess fat.
  2. Add meat to a large crock pot.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the crock pot. Do not drain the cans of tomatoes, beans and corn (put all liquid in the crock pot).
  4. Stir to combine all of the ingredients well.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Stir before serving.

Notes

Let any remaining leftovers cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat within 5 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 969mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 10gSugar: 15gProtein: 33g

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Jill

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

What can you use instead of baked beans.

Melissa Samartino

Friday 4th of November 2022

Hi Jill! You can use any other kind of canned beans you’d like! I would also add a tablespoon of two of brown sugar to give the soup the little hint of sweetness you would have gotten from the baked beans.

Melissa Samartino

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

Any other kind of beans will work great! Then I would just add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar to get the little hint of sweetness they add to the recipe!

VB

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Has anyone ever made this without browning the meat first? I'm just curious as to how it would turn out. ?

Melissa Samartino

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Hi VB! I personally haven’t tried that however you can definitely put the meat in raw. Browning the meat before adding it to the crock pot gives the final result more deep flavor.

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