This was a great soup for a cold wintry day. It makes a big batch and we have enough for another meal. As one reviewer stated below, the garnishes for this soup really jazzed it up. I will definitely be making this soup again.
This is a wonderful soup! It's almost chili-like in its flavor and is fill-you-up delicious.I omit the olives as well, but all the rest make for a near-perfect winter meal.
Absolutely loved this soup! I used the stove-top method, cooking for about 1 hour, and I did not use the optional olives. This was hearty, flavorful and just spicy enough. The chips, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos really gave it that extra something - just like a taco in a bowl! Thanks for sharing this easy and yummy recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008