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Wonderful Soup! I used medium salsa and splurged on a jar of the good stuff since I knew that would really affect the flavor. Other changes I made were: a can of pinto in place of kidney because of preference, 3/4 of a shredded rotisserie chicken, cumin and garlic powder based on other reviewers recommendations. I hate to read a review where they make tons of changes and then give the recipe a low rating, so I tasted the broth before I added the cumin and garlic and it was delicious. This is a very easy and fast recipe to throw together and I agree with other reviewers about it's versatility. Thanks for such a great, quick recipe!

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ShellSkips January 10, 2011

Delicious and easy!! Gotta like that :) Like other reviewers I used a good quality medium salsa for this soup. Also, as I'm not a big fan of kidney beans I substituted mixed beans for that can and for my kids I didn't add the extra hot sauce. Just a few very basic changes. My boys added some Doritos in their bowls, ds10 gave it 4 starts and said it's a keeper, ds8 was luke-warm but did enjoy the broth it produced. Because I do like heat I added cayenne to my bowl and some fresh cut up cilantro. Will definitely be enjoying the leftovers for my lunches this week and the recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for posting this :yummy: and simple soup! Made & savoured for TOTM's Feb '11 Soup-Fest tag game. :)

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Just_Ducky!! February 28, 2011

This was a yummy meal for a rainy day here this weekend. Changes: I added three chicken breasts to the chicken stock and cooked this on high all morning in my crockpot. In the afternoon I added everything else and switched it to low. I also used a large jar of salsa that was the "garlic and lime" flavor, so I didn't add fresh lime juice. My boys thought the lime flavor was odd, but they ate two bowls each anyway. Served it with tortilla chips. : ) Thanks Nicole.

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NoCook September 14, 2003

I used medium salsa instead of mild and find this soup to be wonderful. Good lunch.

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Pat Hall June 15, 2003

To thicken this soup, I added half of a tortilla cut into small pieces. Yum!

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Kirste March 30, 2003

I was really looking for recipes to help my daughter get her feet wet. Took this recipe for a test drive and really liked it. Easy to personalize. Next time they want soup, bang, this is it, then I give her the recipe. Thanks to the chef for sharing.

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rodney h. October 13, 2012

This was a good hearty soup. I did add 1 lb. of ground beef that I sauteed with 1 onion. I used my homemade salsa, so this is a very economical soup. I served this with crushed up tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, fresh cilantro and sour cream. My family loved it. Thank you for sharing.

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mommyoffour January 21, 2011

Very good. I changed the recipe though. I used medium salsa as I like a smidge of heat. Great for adding things as a friend took some & added chicken & noodles and loved it!

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Coraniaid December 08, 2010

Couldn't be much simpler than this. And it was good too!!! I did add some chopped ham, mushrooms and hot sauce. Made a great meal with a sandwich.

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Tebo May 27, 2010

I love this soup because it is so easy to throw together after a crazy day. I always add some cumin and chili powder to give it a little more flavor. It's also a good base to add other ingredients to.

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DataKitty April 04, 2010
5 Cans and a Jar Soup