Spicy Tex-Mex Chili Soup

"Make this as spicy as you like by adjusting the dried chili pepper flakes and jalapeno amounts, my family likes extreme heat so I use 2 jalapeno peppers --- for even more flavor add in a small bottle of taco sauce and cumin powder if desired --- all amounts may be adjusted to taste --- I strongly suggest to make this soup a day or 2 days in advance the flavors will intensify, refrigerate then warm on top of the stove, all that is needed with this soup is a loaf of crusty bread :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a Dutch oven or heavy pot cook the ground beef, sausage meat and onion until no longer pink; drain fat.
  • Add in garlic, chili pepper flakes and jalapeno pepper/s; cook stirring until meat is browned (this may take about 10 minutes).
  • Mix in the taco seasoning mix and chili powder and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add in all remaining ingredients except the salt and black pepper; stir to combine.
  • Simmer uncovered over low heat stirring occasionally for about 1-1/2 hours (the longer you simmer this soup uncovered the richer and better it will be).
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese then a dollup of sour cream if desired.
  • Delicious!

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  1. This was to be for dinner last night. Was supposed to be....my son & a friend found it while looking for a late night snack and well, those of you with growing boys know how that works. This is a very good recipe - I doubled the meat so it was more of a regular chili rather than a stew but for an easy but very tasty chili, it was perfect. I have another Chili recipe that's my favourite but it takes more effort. This is perfect for when you are craving flavour faster/easier. It is better if it has a chance to meld flavours overnight. Sorry - no photo - talk to the boys....not that I can blame them. It smelled so good while it was simmering away on the stove.
  2. Excellent Kitten! It IS spicy!! DH loved it, but DS thought it was a bit too spicy, I think I'll tone it down a bit next time. I used turkey sausages to make it a little bit lower in calories. I'm sure ground turkey would work well here too. This is a very nutritious meal.
  3. This was great. But WARNING, Kitten isn't joking when she says SPICY! Fortunately, my family loves spicy food so this was a real hit on a cold, rainy winter day. Thanks Kitten for another winner.



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