By Tugar357 on November 23, 2004
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE TITLE! Your kids, hubby, wifey, and everyone will eat it. I have made triple batches and could not keep it in the house. It's very smooth, and easily eaten by anyone with or without teeth. :) Fights have started over the leftovers."
Serving Size: 1 (423 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Dontcha hate those reviews that say "this was SO good, but I changed everything about it..." Well, unfortunately, here goes.... I was at the point of no return with the recipe when I discovered that I didn't have any refried beans on-hand. (Very odd! I ALWAYS have a can or two in the pantry!) The closest substitute I could come up with was a 16 oz. jar of nonfat black bean dip. Oh. My. Goodness. What a fabulous soup it made! Because the dip was already seasoned, I omitted all the seasoning in the recipe except for adding cilantro, which I LOVE. At that point, I figured what the heck and threw in a little less than a cup of corn I found in the bottom of the freezer. And, b/c I thought the soup might not be "hearty" enough for DH, I threw in 1/2 c of orzo at the end after whirring it A LITTLE with a stick blender. What resulted was a fabulous, thick, hearty, soup that was a perfect way to end the 20-degree day we had in MD. Sorry, Tugar, that I can't rate the recipe the way you posted it. But it was certainly the inspiration for a soup that I will make again and again! :-) FYI, the way mine ended up, it's 7 WW pts/6 hearty servings."
"i made this soup today and thought as is it was pretty bland. once i added 2 ts of beef granules, extra cumin, extra chili powder, a pinch of sugar, and a fair amout of salt and pepper it was pretty good. if i make this soup again i'll add a can of beans probably pinto.
thanks for posting"
"MMMMM...This was good. My DH was very scared by the name but he really enjoyed it. I didn't puree. I also added 1C uncooked rice, can of black bean rinced, about 1C of frozen corn and 2 small cans of green chilies. I also used heaping teaspoons of the spices for more flavor. I will make this again and again. Thanks!"
"Yum!! Went together quick - didn't puree (DH likes his soup chunky). Thank you!"
"Loved this. topped with taco shredded cheese and thought it was great!"
"This was great, doubled the spices (many indicated it was bland) double amount was perfect. Let it cook all afternoon & didn't puree at the end. Thanks for sharing!"
"All five reviews from my house: Omnomnomnomnomnom."
"this was delicious!! I did make it a bit different as we don't eat red meat. I used extra firm tofu crumbled up instead. I also used chicken broth instead of beef. I had made homemade refried beans yesterday and needed to find something other than bean dip to use them for and this was awesome!! I had everything else on hand. Everyone really liked it and thought it tasted alot like chicken enchilada soup. but this was ALOT easier!! And quicker!! Thanks for a great go to recipe!! Good for an evening with not alot of time!!"
"Great chili. I did add more of the spices and an Anaheim, Pasilia and jalapeno chili. Other than that was as written. Simmered a couple of hours and was great!"
"I had half a can of refried beans sitting in my fridge that needed to be used up and I was looking for a recipe that didn't call for tortillas since I'm trying to go low carb. This recipe fit that bill and I had all the ingredients on hand so I could make it for lunch today. I used a green pepper instead of a red one, I used red pepper flakes instead of cayenne and I skipped the cinnamon. I only simmered it for 10 minutes instead of the half hour instructed since I was on a time crunch and it was still very flavorful and hearty. I made only half the recipe and it made four servings. I served it topped with a little grated cheddar cheese. This recipe was so simple I think even my hubby could make it. It will definitely be on my regular rotation from now on."
"I'm giving the recipe 3 stars as written. I made some changes that bumped it up to 4 for us. A can of crushed tomatoes instead of whole, some oregano, extra garlic, chili powder and cumin and added frozen corn. I didn't puree everything."
"I thought this was a really good soup. I think next time I would like to add some jalapenos and omit the cinnamon. I also think adding some additional bean like black beans would throw this recipe over the top. Thank you for a great post. I will be making this again."
"Yum! I added a can of Hominy, a can of bean dip, and cilantro. I'll enjoy eating this for lunch for the next week! Thanks!"
"Definately a keeper."
"A great, easy weeknight meal. We both really enjoyed the flavour. Followed the recipe exactly, but subbed ground turkey for the beef & we were thrilled with the results. Thanks for sharing this keeper."
"Names don't scare me. ;) I love refried beans, anyway. The soup was delicious and easy to make. I used the celery stalks and the optional cinnamon, which should not be optional, IMO. I garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.....yum! Thanx for sharing this."
"This soup was really good and easy. I used up my taco night leftovers in the soup. I added about a can and a half of beans. I used one can of regular diced tomatoes and one with green chillies. I only blended about half of the soup so we would have creamy and chunky soup. Thanks for a yummy recipe."
"This is great! My family loved it. I've been wanting to try chili for the first time with my kids but they hate to many foods mixed together. Beans, which I like in my chili, would freak them out. This was the solution. My DD was sniffing at the pot with much interest from step 2 on. I put some in the freezer for these last few chilly days and this will be high on my list next winter. I can't wait. Thanks!"