Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

A hearty dinner, easy to assemble and prepare and sure to please. Serve with crusty French rolls or garlic toast and a green salad. A great weeknight dinner...start to finish in 20 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the chopped onions and bell peppers in a medium frying pan with the butter until the onions are translucent, about three minutes.
  2. Add the ground round and cook until not pink. Remove any fat by tilting the pan and soaking up the fat with a wadded paper towel.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the kidney beans, stewed tomatoes and the cooked ground round mixture. Simmer over medium heat for 10 or 12 minutes, until hot.
  4. Ladel into (heated) soup bowls. Top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, sprinkle with a pinch of paprika (optional) and serve.


Most Helpful

This is easy to make and filling. As written, I topped with Monterey jack cheese, but I chose smoked paprika over the regular variety. That really brought out more flavor and went nicely with the soup. I made this as written and although it was very good, I thought some more seasonings would be good. Next time I'd add smoked paprika while it cooks and maybe some cumin as well. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* February 16, 2014

I have made this several times now and it is as yummy as it is easy. For 3 of us eating, there are never any leftovers. I like to serve up with cornbread, garlic crescent rolls, or breadsticks. We love it! Thank you for sharing.

mariposa 975 February 05, 2012

Followed this recipe to the tee. Easy easy. I cooked up everything and decided to finish it off in my slow cooker and off for my day. Came home, made a great salad per your suggestion, put out some tobasco for those that like an extra kick, different cheeses (because I like choices) and from all said, it was a terrific Shore dinner. I like a bountiful table, lots of pretty plates (all different), glasses for a fruity wine from a Hopewell Winery, YES, this was deserving of an easy 5 stars for simplicity and perfection. GOOD. *I doubled the recipe and after the beach, etc., the grazing was pretty impressive. Thanks Greg.

Lalaloob August 07, 2007

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