Chile Beef Soup

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Serve this easy, hearty soup as a first course or main dish with a salad.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (lean)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can/4 ounces green chile (chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 can/14 1/2 ounces tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 to 2 cups kidney beans (cooked or canned; drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh, chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and ground beef and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes until beef is browned.
  2. Add garlic, bell pepper, chopped green chile pepper, and flour and then stir to blend.
  3. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Stir in beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve with cornbread or crusty French or Italian bread.

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