Hearty Vaquero Soup

One of my favorites is visiting AJ Spurs on the CA Central Coast to partake in the mix you make of their soup, beans, and salsa!

It may sound weird, but if you know you know!!!

Too far for a day trip, and they’ve closed the Templeton location that was our go-to when visiting family, so made our own at home…

I used jarred salsa and my Tequila Black Beans to make my *copycat* of this trifecta.

Yes! 😋😋😋

TIPS: To make this recipe LactoVeg, LactoOvoVeg, OvoVeg, or Vegan, sub vegetable broth for the beef broth.

Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe

  • 2 (14.5) oz cans low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes (don’t drain!)
  • 1 1/2 cups golden potatoes (about 3), sliced into about 1/8ths
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced into *chips*
  • 1 cup corn (I used canned, drained)
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped into 1 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (see my Nearly Italian Seasoning recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add 2 cans broth, 1 can of tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups potatoes, 1 cup carrots, 1/2 cup onion, 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1 Tbsp parsley, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper to a medium stock pot on stovetop and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and add 1 cup beans. Simmer for 25 mins.
  3. Add 1 cup corn and continue simmering for about 30 mins, until veggies have reached your desired consistency. We like ours softer, but some like to simmer less time for crunchier veggies.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 198mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 19.1g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g10%
Total Sugars 3.6g 
Protein 3.6g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 28mg2%
Iron 1mg8%
Potassium 496mg11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Submit your review

Create your own review

Hearty Vegetable Soup
Average rating:  
 0 reviews