This was really good! Our's turned out like soup, lots of broth, not chili or stew like at all. I love the convenience of layering everything in the crock pot and coming home to the house smelling like a Mexican restaurant and have a warming soup waiting. I served ours with Fritos corn chips, cheddar cheese and fat free sour cream. Next time I will add jalapeno and canned chilies because I just wasn't spicy enough for our tastes. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.
This was really easy to put together, and we really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe as written and cooked on low about 6 hours (overnight). There was not much broth at the end of cook time, so I would call this more of a stew than a soup. Chunky and full of flavor, I served this with topped with sour cream and tortilla chips. Comfort food with the ease of crock pot cooking. Thanks for posting - made for FALL PAC 2012.
This soup does have a kick to it. My family enjoyed it. I love soups made in the crock pot because the flavor is enhanced. With that said, I wouldn't call this a chili but more of a soup. The broth is more watery than thick like a chili but this doesn't take away from the soup. Served it with corn bread.