Empty the Cupboards Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a very hearty soup. I'm not a fan of soup broth so there's not much and my sister calls it stew-soup. Even my very picky-eater niece gobbled this up! Very filling. This serves a lot so it would be good for pot luck and if you left out the potatoes it would be perfect for OAMC

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans wax beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) cancampbell's ready to serve herbed chicken and rice soup
  • 1 (105 g) package chicken and wild rice soup mix (I use Healthy Choice)
  • 1 cup chicken and garlic rice (I use Uncle Ben's)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons basil


  1. Combine first 11 ingredients in a stock pot or very large pot over medium heat.
  2. Place potatoes in a small pot and boil to soften.
  3. Fry hamburger with onions and spices until hamburger is no longer pink.
  4. Add to soup pot.
  5. Once potatoes are almost fork ready add to soup.
  6. Simmer at least 1/2 hour.
  7. I serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is great! I think this is also a great end-of-the-week stew. I changed this a bit based on what I had. Some of the changes I made was using frozen green beans and since I didn't have any canned tomatoes, I used 1 (last one in the fridge) tomato, chopped and 1/2 bottle of tomato juice (only used 1 can chicken broth). I also skipped the soup mix and rice and less potatoes (I only had 3 small potaotes) and also skipped the oregano but used basil plus Italian seasoning. Very good and thick plus filling. Next time I will try this in the crockpot, which I think will also work out well. Thanks for sharing this yummy keeper!

4 5

This was good, but a little on the salty side for us. I used black beans instead of kidney because I can't stand them, therefore I didn't have any in my cupboard. I loved all the beans in here. It was nice and thick, with good veggies. It's like a kicked up hamburger stew. I think I'll skip the canned soups, or used low sodium versions next time. Most of the ingredients I already had on hand, so I really liked that. I'll have to raid the cupboard again to see what kind of soup I can come up with for the next time. Made and Reviewed for PRMR - Thanks! :)