Calico Soup

Calico Soup

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Regina Tolentino


I found this recipe in the Taste of Home Ground Beef cookbook (I think the original title is Calico Main Dish Soup). I tried it and really liked it! The golden mushroom soup and rice make it different from other vegetable beef soups.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 can(s)
    golden mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can(s)
    whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    cut green beans, drained
  • 1 c
    instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 to 2 c
    tomato juice, optional

How to Make Calico Soup


  1. In a large pot, cook ground beef until no longer pink, drain. Add green pepper, onion, chili powder, salt and cumin. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add soups, water, tomatoes, corn, green beans and rice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Can be thinned with tomato juice (I always thin it somewhat)

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About Calico Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #fast #simple

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