Hobo Soup

Hobo Soup with Buttered Bread

Hobo Soup

Absolutely wonderful soup on a cold winter day or anytime you feel like something healthy, hearty, and delicious.
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  • 1 Crock Pot or Slow Cooker


  • 1 lb ground pork sausage we used hatch chile breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 cups V8 Juice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 med russet potatoes chopped into bite size chunks
  • 2 med carrots chopped into bite size chunks
  • 1 14.5 oz can corn drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can green beans drained
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat. While the pan is heating, form the sausage into a big relatively thin patty. Then place the patty in the skillet and sear well on both sides.
    Seared PorSausage Patty
  • Break the sausage patty into bite size chunks and continue to cook until done (no longer pink in the middle., then add to the slow cooker
    Pork Sausage Seared and Browned
  • Add the onions to the skillet and saute until tender.
    Sauteed Onions
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
    Sauteed Onions and Garlic
  • Pour in the broth to deglaze the pan and get all the brown bits mixed in.
    Broth and Onions
  • Add the broth mixture and V8 juice to the crock pot.
    Broth Onions and V8 Juice in Crock Pot
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, cabbage, Worcestershire sauce, and cajun seaxoning to the crock pot and mix well.
    Hobo Soup before Cooking
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6 – 8 hours. Check for flavor at about 5 hours and add salt and pepper to taste.
    Hobo Soup After Cooking
  • Serve in large bowls with a hearty bread, butter, and honey.
    Hobo Soup with Buttered Bread

This absolutely amazing soup was found on 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking. It really is crazy good and a wonderful hearty soup for those colder winter days.

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