Hearty Crockpot Cowboy Soup

You can make this cowboy soup with what’s in your pantry. This makes a delicious Tex Mex soup that will fill you up.

Why not get your family together for this delicious homemade Tex-Mex soup? You can make this soup with what’s in your pantry.

This recipe makes a delicious Tex-Mex soup that will fill you up. It’s a wonderful soup for a cold winter day and it’s also perfect for your next game day event.

Cowboys played an important role in the colonization of the western United States. They worked in the cattle ranches, repaired fences and took care of the horses. Originally, many cattle drives began in Texas and ended up on the railroad in Kansas.

Cattle driving meant hard, hungry work. Cowboys would get up early in the morning and “lead” the herd to the stopping point the next night. A herd of about 3,000 cattle usually meant about a dozen cowboys. In addition, there was a route manager, a camp cook and a cowboy whose job was to keep track of the extra horses.

Hearty Crockpot Cowboy Soup

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 cans mixed vegetables, undrained
  • 1 can sweet corn, undrained
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can cut green beans, undrained
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Peel the Yukon Gold potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Brown the Beef:
    • In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker:
    • Place the browned ground beef and cubed potatoes into a large slow cooker.
    • Add the undrained cans of mixed vegetables, sweet corn, and green beans.
    • Stir in the can of condensed tomato soup and the can of diced tomatoes.
  4. Season and Sweeten:
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of sugar (the secret ingredient, thanks to Grandma Hazel!).
  5. Cook:
    • Mix all the ingredients together well.
    • Cook on low for 2-3 hours until the potatoes are tender and the flavors are well combined.

Enjoy your warm, hearty Crockpot Cowboy Soup! Perfect for a cozy meal.