This is a nutritious and delicious Mexican soup, called a 'caldo'. It is too dense to be a soup, and is almost a stew, except the liquid hasn't been thickened. The flavours are deep and rich.
Very easy to prepare - once I had browned the meat and onions, I combined all the ingredients and cooked in slow cooker. It was just too tomato-ey for me - 20 Jan 2013
This recipe wasn't my cup of tea, but the rest of the famliy gave it two big thumbs up. It does make a very hearty meal, especially on a cold rainy night. We ate it with grilled sourdough bread. I might making try it again with some more spices added, I just found the flavor to be somewhat weak compared to the way it smelled and I anticipated it tasting. - 23 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a good dish that needs help to be great. After reading the other reviews, I added 1 tsp. cumin and 1/2 tsp. cayanne pepper to bump up the heat. We also are low carb in our house so I used turnips instead of potato. The overall flavor was great but the meat was tough. If I make it again, I will try it in the crock pot. - 22 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)