Chilli Soup for Chilly Weather

With the onset of colder weather among us, we are seeing more fall decorations, light-weight jackets in tow and cookbooks being scoured for soup recipes.  Here is super easy recipe for chili soup from AllRecipes.com that I love:

Ingredients:
•    1 pound ground beef
•    1 cup chopped onion
•    ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
•    2 ½ TBsp chili
•    1 clove garlic, minced
•    1 bay leaf
•    ½ tsp ground cumin
•    4 tsp finely chopped jalapeno chile peppers
•    1 can (29 oz) diced tomatoes
•    1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
•    1 can (16 oz) chili beans, undrained
•    Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

In large saucepan over medium high heat, combine ground beef, onion and bell peppers.  Saute for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat.  All chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, chile peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.  Stir in beans and heat through. Serve and enjoy!

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Now that we've warmed up your insides with some good soup, why not warm up your outsides with this rugged plaid designed comforter set in true autumn colors by Eddie Bauer:

Eddie Bauer Nordic Plaid Red

That bedding ensemble looks so cozy that it almost makes me wish I was sick (or maybe just pretending to be sick) to be able to eat soup in bed!

Stay warm and be well!

Kim Pehle