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    Hearty and Delicious Beefy Chili Soup

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    45 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    I find that this soup works best with only the chili macaroni flavor Hambuger Helper. This is a hearty soup that should be served as a main meal, with Kittencal's Parmesan Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast or crusty buns on the side! Adust the chili powder and chili flakes to suit taste.

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    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
    • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chili (or to taste)
    • 2 -4 teaspoons dryed chili flakes (or to taste)
    • 1 -2 teaspoon cumin (or to taste)
    • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finly chopped) (optional)
    • 5 cups chicken broth (or use 3 cups broth and 2 cups water, or use all water)
    • 1 (220 g) package Hamburger Helper mix for beef pasta (use Chili-Macaroni flavor for this)
    • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
    • 1 (8 ounce) can corn niblets (undrained)
    • 1/3 cup sliced and black olives (or to taste)
    • salt and black pepper
    • sour cream (optional)


    1. 1
      In a pot cook the macaroni from the Hambuger Helper package in boiling water until just al dente; drain and set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large pot cook the ground beef with onion, garlic and bell pepper until no longer pink; drain fat.
    3. 3
      Add in chili powder, cumin, dryed chili flakes and jalapeno pepper (if using) cook stirring for about 3-4 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add in broth powdered sauce mix from the Hamburger Helper and tomatoes with juice; cook uncovered over medium-low heat stirring occasionally for about 45 minutes (can simmer longer if desired the longer you simmer the soup uncovered the richer it will be!).
    5. 5
      Add in the cooked macaroni, undrained corn and olives, season with salt and pepper and simmer another 10 minutes or until heated through.
    6. 6
      Ladle into bowls and dollup with sour cream if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2011


      This was delicious. It took a little over an hour from start to finish, so it's something you want to get started on early, but it was still a lot faster than most chili recipes. I drained most of the ingredients and added a can of beans to thicken it up. Great recipe, thanks for posting.

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    • on July 05, 2007


      This was easy and delicious! I did have the Chili Macaroni Hamburger Helper on hand so I used that flavor. I used chipotle chili powder so I eliminated the cumin and the jalapenos all together. Also I left out the green pepper since all I had for corn was Mexicorn which already has red and green peppers in it. I thought the sour cream was a perfect way to cool the heat a bit. Thanks for sharing, this made a nice lunch. Nick's Mom

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    • on January 03, 2007


      I really liked this alot. It's simple and tasty. I used a red bell pepper instead of green because that's what I had on hand, used all chicken broth, added the jalapeno, and left out the olives. Another winner, Kitten.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hearty and Delicious Beefy Chili Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (500 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 282.4
    Calories from Fat 130
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 52.3 mg
    Sodium 891.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 6.4 g
    Protein 21.3 g

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