Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Recipe out of newspaper. I tend to add more cilantro, chili pepper and salsa for a spicier dish. The longer you cook it, the better the flavors meld. It was originally a vegetarian recipe that I added hamburger to so could easily be converted back! It's my dad's single favorite meal with some nice crusty bread or tortillas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using beef, brown and drain fat.
  2. Add beans, onions, chili powder, salsa, broth and cilantro to crockpot or soup pot.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and stir while mashing some beans.
  4. For soup pot: simmer over medium low heat 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. For crockpot: cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  6. Top with cheese and sour cream when serving.


Most Helpful

My daughter made this for Christmas Eve dinner in the crockpot. It simmered all day and tasted fantastic - didn't change a thing.

chris dugan December 25, 2002

Delicious! I just made this tonight, and it was a big hit with both me and my fiance. The cheddar topping really brings it all together. The one recommendation I have is about the amount of ground beef: I used the entire 1 lb that I bought at the store, but next time I will only use half because there was a little too much of it compared to everything else. Or, if using the whole pound, I suggest increasing the amount of chicken broth so that there is enough liquid. Otherwise, this was an easy, yummy soup!

monkeygirl8 October 17, 2007

5 Stars for Easy and Awesome. I tasted it before it even simmered and it was perfect. I used just under 1 lb of ground beef and wanted more beans, so I added 1 can of refried beans. Then I decided it didn't have enough tomatoes, so I added an additional 1 cup of salsa. Made mine very mild (as that's how hubby likes it). Will serve this for dinner tonight with some home made beer bread. THANKS for posting this keeper.

JanuaryBride September 30, 2010

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