Hot chili soup

Hot chili soup

Hot chili soup
Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup dry kidney beans
  • ½ Cup lean beef, cooked and diced (optional)
  • 1 Medium onion, diced
  • 3-4 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ Red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ Green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Celery stalk, diced
  • ½ Cup rice
  • ¾ Cup corn kernels
  • 1 Fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Plum tomatoes
  • 3 Cups water
  • 3 Cups beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Grating cheese
Instructions
  1. Cover the beans with water and soak in the refrigerator over Pour the night. beans and the water into a sauce pan and simmer covered for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain.
  2. Bring the beef broth and water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Add the kidney beans, beef, onion, garlic, bell peppers, celery, jalapeno pepper, basil, tomatoes, parsley, salt and black pepper. Return to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the corn kernels and rice. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Serve and top with your favorite lowfat cheese.