This is a good Tex-Mex recipe for a hearty soup to warm you on a cold winter day. It was first printed in the Junior League Cookbook in the city in which I live. It tastes better the longer it cooks. You can use a crock-pot to cook it. I prefer the hot green chilies, but I was raised on Tex-Mex food and must have a cast iron stomach! I usually serve this with grated cheese on top and cornbread. This soup freezes well.