Cowboy Soup

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


Picture this soup by an open fire, with the stars up above and the songs of the whippoorwill.

Don’t forget your ten gallon hat and your boots!!


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5 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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1 jalapeño – chopped with seeds
3 cloves garlic – chopped
1 red onion – chopped
28 oz. can pork and beans with molasses
28 oz. can tomato puree
3 – 4 cups chicken broth – (depending on how thick to would like this)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup left over steak (or any left over meat or chicken) – sliced thin
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ lb. you favorite noodles

How to Make Cowboy Soup


  • 1Heat a cast iron pot with the olive oil.

    Add the jalapeño, garlic and red onion and sauté until the onion is soft and garlic fragrant.

    When this is accomplished add the tomato puree and the pork and beans; continue to gently simmer.

    Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and the seasonings.

    Continue to gently simmer for 25 – 30 minutes.

    Add the left over steak and once again continue to gently simmer.

    Prepare the noodles as directed.

    Place the noodles in a bowl and top with the soup.

    It is delicious to also serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top.

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About Cowboy Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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