|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 Servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 16g||58%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This great-tasting beef soup is made with lean ground beef, canned red beans, and optional rice. I added some shredded cabbage (actually slaw mix with some shredded carrot) to the soup pictured, along with the rice. The tomato juice or V-8 and beef broth flavor it nicely, along with a little garlic powder.
Feel free to add diced celery and shredded carrots along with the onion and bell pepper when you're browning the beef. It's a versatile soup, and can easily be made low carb by eliminating rice or pasta, and the beans. You could add extra ground beef and veggies to the mixture.
Cook the rice or pasta separately or use the convenient pre-cooked "Ready Rice."
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
- 1/4 cup green bell pepper
- 1 cup corn kernels
- Optional: 1 1/2 cups cabbage (shredded)
- 1 (15 ounces) can pinto beans or small red beans, undrained
- 1 (10 3/4 ounces) can condensed beef broth*
- 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/4 cups tomato juice or V-8
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (freshly ground, to taste)
- Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked rice or small pasta, such as ditalini or alphabet
Gather the ingredients.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up with a spatula, for about 5 minutes. Add the chopped onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until the ground beef is no longer pink.
Transfer the ground beef mixture to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
To the slow cooker add the corn, cabbage, if using, the diced tomatoes, beef broth, tomato juice or V-8, and garlic powder.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Add cooked rice or pasta about 5 to 10 minutes before serving time.
Taste and add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.
Serve and enjoy!