Friday, November 6, 2009

Hearty Chili Soup

When I was growing up we used to have soup once a day. I used to love it and couldn't imagine ever not having soup often. However since we are married I discovered not all families enjoy soup as much as my family used to. So it has to be especially good before I am able to serve it at our table.

Several years ago I discovered this Chili soup. It was so different from any chili I had ever tasted I knew immediately it was a soup that would be welcomed by everyone in our house.

With the nip of fall in the air it seemed to be the perfect time to cook a batch last evening. The recipe I have is huge so I divided it and made only a fifth which was still way more than we were able to eat in one meal. But that is fine because it freezes well. I must admit if I had seen the recipe before I had tasted it I probably would not have ever made it. And so far everyone that has had some asked me for the recipe and when they see the ingredients they do a double take. So you'll just have to take my word for it. It really is good!

Hearty Chili Soup

2 lb ground beef
1 tsp black pepper
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
¼ cup chopped onion
8 cups water
3 cup ketchup
1 cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
1- 28 oz. can Bush's baked beans Original

Combine ground beef, onion, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Fry in a large kettle until browned. Add baked beans and water and bring to a boil. In the meantime in a separate bowl combine the ketchup, flour, and brown sugar. Add slowly to the boiling mixture and stir constantly until soup resumes boiling. Turn out heat and let set for a few minutes before serving.

I also served cheese bread with the soup, unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the bread. I'll post that recipe the next time I make some.


  1. That does look good. We love Chili on a cold day.
    Hubby and I like to eat soup and we have it more now that the boys are moved out.
    Thanks for the recipe and I can't wait for the cheese bread recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yeah, I was home last evening and you didn't drop some off because....? Don't give me that "we live 3 hours away from each other" excuse! That chili soup sounds pretty easy and we're big soupers over here, too. Can't wait to try the baked beans in it - that'll be something new! Thanks for the recipe ~ we've got the taco ring on the menu for this week so I can't wait for that!! Have a good weekend ~ ♥

  3. Same here--I probably wouldn't make it just by reading the recipe. Maybe I'll try it since you say it is really good. I like soup but I like a thick soup not the runny watery kind. Sometimes I get a thick and sometimes a thin using the same recipe so I don't quite know what I'm doing wrong. This one looks good!


  4. Looks like a great meal for a cold winter evening.

  5. Sounds easy and good, thank you for sharing the recipe☺ Like you, I grew up in a family who loved soup, but once I was married, it wasn't welcomed quite as heartily.

  6. Sounds yummy! I love soup during the winter. We just did potato soup a few days ago. I made corn bread to go with it.

  7. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Secondly, WOW! This soup sounds exactly like something I would like. I'm going to give it a try. Soup is such a quick, easy winter dish when served with warm crusty bread and perhaps a small wedge of cheese on the side.

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  9. this chili soup sounds really good. it sounds much better than regular chili, which i am not a fan of.

  10. I could eat soup daily, too, but my husband is not fond of any soup...*sigh*...your recipe sounds most unique!

  11. Yum ... I've had something along the same lines once at a 60th birthday party for my cousin, it was delish and the young girl that made it wouldn't share the recipe, now perhaps I can give it a try without pestering her even more for the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  12. Maybe I'll try this recipe! I love soup and eat it all winter. I have several types frozen in the freezer.


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