|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||46%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 21mg||105%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This chuckwagon soup is an easy ground beef soup made with tomatoes, beans, and chopped vegetables. Some chili powder and peppers help flavor the soup and give it Southwest flavor.
Use pinto beans, Great Northern, or small red beans in the soup. Black beans would be good as well.
Serve this soup for lunch or dinner with fresh baked cornbread or biscuits.
2 strips bacon, diced
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 cups beef broth
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4-ounce) can mild green chile peppers
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or 1 dash cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 (15-ounce) cans beans, such as pinto, Great Northern, small red, or a mixture
In a Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain.
Add the ground beef, onions, and celery to the bacon drippings; cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the carrots, beef broth, tomatoes, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, salt, chili powder, and chipotle or cayenne pepper.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
Drain the canned beans and ad them to the stew. Taste and add pepper and more salt, if necessary.
Simmer the soup for about 15 minutes longer.
Serve this soup with biscuits, crusty bread, or cornbread muffins.
Feel free to add frozen green beans, peas, and/or corn about 7 to 10 minutes before the soup is done.