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Creole-Flavored Beef Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 2 hr. 30 min.
Richly flavored gravy surrounds the beef shanks in this Creole-inspired soup.


  • 3 to 4 lbs beef shank cross cuts, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice (optional)


  • Combine beef, 4 cups water, tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, bouillon cubes, salt, black pepper and red pepper in Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2 hours.
  • Remove cross cuts. Remove beef from bones; cut into small pieces. Skim fat from soup. Stir in beef, cabbage and bell pepper; continue cooking, covered, 30 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with rice.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 376
  Calories from Fat 179 (48%)
(30%)Total Fat 20g
(38%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(29%)Cholesterol 87mg
(18%)Sodium 435mg
(26%)Potassium 894mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(84%)Protein 42g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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