Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is so simple and easy to make. We have this at work at least once a month. I have made some corrections to the recipe that I failed to add when originally posted. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet (with onions and green bell peppers if desired).
  2. Drain meat.
  3. Combine all ingredients in large pot and heat through.
  4. Serve with corn bread or crackers.


Most Helpful

I thought this was really delicious considering how fast & easy it was. I'm glad one other reviewer mentioned condensed minestrone because in my mind I was thinking Progresso. But yes a 10 3/4 oz can is Campbell's condensed. I made a batch and a half for my family of 5 & leftovers. I used 2 cans Rotel & 1 can stewed tomatoes. Rotel gave it a nice little tingle on the tongue. Also only 2 cans of beans, 1 kidney 1 great northern. Otherwise followed the rest exactly. Thanks for a meal that was yummy & done in about 30 mins.

ChefWendyMG September 29, 2012

This brings back memories of being a girl scout leader and making this at camp. Hearty warming and great tasting. Alone with the onions and peppers I just had to add 2 cloves of garlic. Thanks for the memories!

Rita~ October 31, 2003

I would love to give this 4.5 stars if the ratings would let me! I made this pretty much to the recipe, except I subbed one can of regular diced tomatoes for one of the cans of Rotel because my younger kids don't like food too spicy. I also added 2 medium sized golden potatoes-cubed- because I had them left over from another meal. I threw in a couple of cloves minced fresh garlic (about 3 cloves) and I also added the green peppers. I cooked the onions and green peppers with the beef and made sure to season the beef with salt and pepper and some of the beef bullion while it was cooking before adding in all the other ingredients. It came out amazing and was a perfect meal for a cold night. I served it with buttermilk biscuits and the hubby said we have to have this on a regular basis.

magdalena e. November 17, 2014

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