Chilli con carne soup

    1 hour 35 min

    A delicious and hearty soup that's packed full of protein. Beef mince is simmered with kidney beans, sweetcorn, peppers and tomatoes. Serve with corn bread or fresh crusty bread.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 40 

    • 900g minced beef
    • 6 sticks celery, chopped
    • 2 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 small head cabbage, chopped
    • 3 (410g) tins kidney beans
    • 1.3 litres V8 vegetable juice
    • 1.3 litres tomato juice
    • 2 1/2 (340g) tins sweetcorn, drained
    • 4 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1/4 tablespoon garlic granules
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. In a large soup pot, saute minced beef until brown. Drain excess fat.
    2. Add celery, onions, green peppers, cabbage, kidney beans, vegetable juice, tomato juice, sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes and chilli powder.
    3. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover pot and let simmer about one hour or until celery is tender. Add garlic granules and salt and pepper to taste.

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    This is a very good basic recipe and it makes a ton. I added 4 cloves of minced garlic as opposed to garlic powderand 2 tsp. ground cumin. After it simmers (the longer the better) serve with chopped cilantro and sour cream. It freezes exceptionally well.  -  12 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    As a vegetarian, I'm always looking for a recipe that I can modify. This is a great soup for that purpose. I changed the hamburger for crumbles and went by the recipe on everything else. Very tasty and filling.  -  15 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hearty as well as very filling. Good for eating as well as freezing. Very flavorful.  -  22 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)