Cowboy Soup

When I was in college I totally wanted to marry a COWBOY!
I went to college in Arkansas!
There were COWBOYS everywhere!
I was all about COWBOYS!
I dated em'~
I hung out with em'~
I even LOVED one!
Turns out I didn't marry a cowboy.
But that's okay.
I'll take MY MAN over a COWBOY anytime.
Especially since he wears cowboy boots and decks out really rugged for me every now and then.
When I have COWBOY~fever~
like I used to in college~
I make my man some COWBOY SOUP!
Here's what you need:
*1 1/2 pounds ground beef
*2 cans Veg~all
*1 can Mexican corn
*1 can black beans
*1 large can diced tomatoes
*1/2 of green-red-yellow-orange peppers {roughly chopped and sauteed} optional
*medium onion {roughly chopped and sauteed} optional
*1 can Rotel {used to cook Spanish rice}
*1 box Spanish rice {cooked}
*2 - 3 bouillon cubes for flavor
*1 1/2 cups water
*salt and pepper to taste

Toppings: optional
*green onions {chopped} 
*sour cream
*tortilla strips {homemade}

Seasonings for the soup:
Use vegetable ~ chicken~ or beef bouillon to flavor. 
Pepper sauce can be used for KICK if you like.
Cowboys like KICKS~
you know that...right?!
Spray a big pot with Pam.
Brown the ground beef in pot.
Sprinkle seasoning salt on beef to flavor while cooking.
Set the ground beef aside.
You can add roughly chopped peppers and an onion if you like.
Peppers and onions are optional.
Cowboys like roughly chopped veggies~
trust me.
I know these things.
Saute chopped onion and peppers in big pot with a drizzle of olive oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
Prepare Spanish rice according to directions on the box.
Add can of Rotel to Spanish rice to cook.
Add rice and beef to pot with sauteed veggies.
Add Veg~all, corn, black beans and diced tomatoes.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Add 1 1/2 cups water and 2 bouillon cubes.
Bring soup to a bubble.
Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
If you've got a hankerin' to really please your man...whip up some 
homemade tortilla strips for a topping.
Don't keep your COWBOY waiting~
ya' hear!
Chop up 2 - 3 green onions.
Add a splash of pepper sauce if your COWBOY likes things HOT!
Don't add much~
the Rotel heats it up nicely.
Top the soup with:
~dollop of sour cream
~green onion
Cowboy Soup!
Seriously good grub.
Believe me.
I don't mess around when it comes to 
pleasin' my COWBOY!


  1. Hi Teresa,
    Funny you would mention cowboy boots! Tomorrow is my husband's birthday, and all he wants is a new pair of cowboy boots. So, we are off to buy him a new pair before we head to dinner to celebrate. We are going to see Blake Sheldon at the Key Arena on Friday. I am sure he will wear his new cowboy boots there! :) I live in Poulsbo now, but used to live for 18 years in Houston, TX. It was there that I discovered how much I love turquoise southwestern jewelry and cowgirl boots. I think I have 6 pair in various designs and colors. I still pull them out and wear them from time to time. My older son lives in Houston where he works as an engineer for a major company. He used to volunteer for the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. I always love visiting during rodeo time. I am sure to bring my cowgirl boots. Besides the rodeo, I love browsing through all the vendors there at the Houston Rodeo. I could spend hours looking at all the southwest jewelry and, of course, all those cowgirl and cowboy boots! Your soup recipe looks delicious. I am definitely going to try it! Can't wait to hear how your visit went with Bridget, your blogging friend. Have a wonderful night. xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

  2. Yummm ~ thanks for sharing the recipe. What brand are those cowboy boots???? I bet I could get the hubs to wear those. Also, excited to hear about Bridget's trip. How fun! Have a great week!!

  3. I haven't ever heard of Veg-All, must look for that. AND yummmm!

  4. I never knew you were a cowgirl! That soup sounds fabulous!!! I just love anything southwestern and if it were up to me I'd be moving out to New Mexico! I totally love any southwestern jewelry...ANYTHING!!! I went CRAZY in Santa Fe! The Art! The Scenery! The BLUE Skies!!! The architecture! I love it all! NO humidity!! My husband says no way. So, here we stay in NY. Ah....the things we will do for our men!

  5. How did I not know you went to college in Arkansas?! Where did you go?

    And I think your husband is cute as a bug. You chose well!!

    The Cowboy soup looks amazing!! Wish I had a bowl right now :)

  6. Yummmmmmmmm....I will be making this one my dear friend. Happy dance. Hugs for a wonderful colourful week. xoxoxo

  7. Colorful, tasty, healthy,
    YUMMY! Can't wait to
    try this. I know two buckaroos
    who will love this, for sure!

    Happy Monday,
    xx Suzanne

  8. I know that you and Greg were made for each other but after seeing this soup, I'm betting a few cowboys back in Arkansas are wishing they had *taken your hand* instead of him. :)

  9. This looks SO good. Just pinned this to make soon!

  10. I love soups like this especially when I've had a crazy day and have virtually no time to get dinner on the table. This soup looks perfect for days like that and sounds wonderful. I will definitely make this and probably this week with my nutty schedule. Thanks for sharing this recipe - easy and fun to eat!

  11. Yummy this looks absolutely delicious Teresa - also loving your boots!

    My 'English Cowboy' is vegetarian teehee but he would love this with soya mince! Hope you are having the best week xxx

  12. This looks so, so GOOD, Teresa! Well, it's settled then, you NEED to get yourself to Texas. We have cowboys where, you know! We can even meet in Ft. Worth at Billy Bob's where they have the mechanical bull! ;)

    I love this post...and the boots and bandanna!

  13. I made this tonight. It was so easy! Hubby and the kids loved it! Thank you for this yumminess!

  14. Love the soup & I am so happy to hear that Greg has a little cowboy in him. Just for you :)