Dontcha hate those reviews that say "this was SO good, but I changed everything about it..." Well, unfortunately, here goes.... I was at the point of no return with the recipe when I discovered that I didn't have any refried beans on-hand. (Very odd! I ALWAYS have a can or two in the pantry!) The closest substitute I could come up with was a 16 oz. jar of nonfat black bean dip. Oh. My. Goodness. What a fabulous soup it made! Because the dip was already seasoned, I omitted all the seasoning in the recipe except for adding cilantro, which I LOVE. At that point, I figured what the heck and threw in a little less than a cup of corn I found in the bottom of the freezer. And, b/c I thought the soup might not be "hearty" enough for DH, I threw in 1/2 c of orzo at the end after whirring it A LITTLE with a stick blender. What resulted was a fabulous, thick, hearty, soup that was a perfect way to end the 20-degree day we had in MD. Sorry, Tugar, that I can't rate the recipe the way you posted it. But it was certainly the inspiration for a soup that I will make again and again! :-) FYI, the way mine ended up, it's 7 WW pts/6 hearty servings.
i made this soup today and thought as is it was pretty bland. once i added 2 ts of beef granules, extra cumin, extra chili powder, a pinch of sugar, and a fair amout of salt and pepper it was pretty good. if i make this soup again i'll add a can of beans probably pinto.
thanks for posting
MMMMM...This was good. My DH was very scared by the name but he really enjoyed it. I didn't puree. I also added 1C uncooked rice, can of black bean rinced, about 1C of frozen corn and 2 small cans of green chilies. I also used heaping teaspoons of the spices for more flavor. I will make this again and again. Thanks!
Yum!! Went together quick - didn't puree (DH likes his soup chunky). Thank you!
Loved this. topped with taco shredded cheese and thought it was great!
This was great, doubled the spices (many indicated it was bland) double amount was perfect. Let it cook all afternoon & didn't puree at the end. Thanks for sharing!
All five reviews from my house: Omnomnomnomnomnom.
this was delicious!! I did make it a bit different as we don't eat red meat. I used extra firm tofu crumbled up instead. I also used chicken broth instead of beef. I had made homemade refried beans yesterday and needed to find something other than bean dip to use them for and this was awesome!! I had everything else on hand. Everyone really liked it and thought it tasted alot like chicken enchilada soup. but this was ALOT easier!! And quicker!! Thanks for a great go to recipe!! Good for an evening with not alot of time!!
Great chili. I did add more of the spices and an Anaheim, Pasilia and jalapeno chili. Other than that was as written. Simmered a couple of hours and was great!