Slow Cooker Southwestern Soup

Nothing beats a steaming bowl of soup on a snowy day.  This southwestern soup felt so nourishing and good for the soul this past weekend.  It was brutally cold and ground had a fresh blanket of snow.

southwestern soup

I recently got a slow cooker and I’m loving it so much.  It’s so nice to come home to a warm meal.  I also love it for meal prep for the week.  This makes packing healthy lunches so simple.  The possibilities are endless.

southwestern soup

I threw all the ingredients for this soup in the slow cooker on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the snow day relaxing!

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You omit the beef and add a variety of beans and veggies.  You could also add cooked quinoa or rice.   That would be so delicous.  I used this Salsa, but store bought salsa will work too.  Just keep it no-fuss and use what you have.

Garnishments are not essential, but they make life so much better, imo!  I topped this soup with fresh cilantro, avocado and tortilla chips.  Swoon.

This post is really making me wish I had some of this soup leftover for lunch!  Soo good.


Slow Cooker Southwestern Soup

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 4h
  • Total Time: 4h 15m
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon worchestire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup corn


  1. In large skillet over medium heat brown ground beef until cooked though. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out pan and heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil and saute onion, garlic and peppers.
  3. In slow cooker pour in meat, veggies and seasonings. Stir.
  4. Pour in broth and salsa.
  5. Let cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  6. 30 minutes before serving add in beans and 1/2 corn.
  7. Serve and garnish with tortilla strips, cheese, fresh cilantro or sour cream.
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