Wow, this soup was delicious and easy to prepare. I changed a few things to my liking. I fried little hamburger meatballs in a separate pan (seasoned with a little salt and garlic powder), and added it turning the simmer. I also added a pinch of chopped cilantro and some frozen mixed vegetables. I wanted to add a whole can of corn, but this is all I had. The spices marry well and adds to a full bodied flavored soup. I omitted the rotel tomato and chilie, and it still tasted good. I served the soup with crunchy tortilla shells. This soup tastes like it took hours to prepare. I will definitely make it again! Thank you, dbh! I think we have a winner.