We took our favorite Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup and turned it into a cheesy ground beef enchilada chili! It’s such an easy chili!
What Ground Beef is the Healthiest?
Ground round: This ground beef has about 12% fat. If you’re planning to cook the ground beef into sauce or with vegetables and are being mindful of fat content, ground round is a good choice because it has less fat. And since you’re mixing it with other ingredients, the less-beefy flavor of ground round won’t matter. Ground round can also be labeled as extra-lean ground beef.
I’ve never been that into chili as it’s usually quite spicy and we all know that while Cade is good with spicy, I’m totally not. This one I can handle, and I have to say, it’s so stinking good.
Also rich and cheesy, but that is a good thing. 🙂
You can watch how we make the whole thing by clicking play.
Listen, this isn’t Wendy’s chili recipe which apparently everyone is searching for, along with 2 can chili, 5 can chili, 8 can chili, 10 can chili and pressure cooker chili. Um, why are there so many can numbers of chili? I’m starting to think I know literally nothing about chili. But I do know that this is one delicious cheesy chili version even if it doesn’t fit the normal mold.
In fact, we discovered that if you leave out the broth and condensed soup it makes a dang good dip as well. Um, yes, a big crock pot of this stuff? Bring on the football!
Prepare your chili with ground beef and some of our homemade taco seasoning. It really is better than any other, but we forgive you if you want o cut a corner and buy store bought.
Make sure you drain all of the grease off of the ground beef as it can cause the soup to separate, and well, end up greasy and that’s no bueno.
The rest is purely dumping things into the pot and letting it all simmer a little so the flavors really have a chance to combine.
We used both beef and chicken broth. Random, embarrassing note, it weirds me out a little to mix beef and chicken broth. Like it’s eating beef and chicken together. Just sayin’. But yes, we tried vegetable broth but it wasn’t as good. The chicken broth keeps things a little lighter while the beef broth really brings in that umami flavor.
As always, serve it up with Tostitos Scoops but go for the Multigrain version this time. It matches better with the soup.
Can Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili be Frozen?
Yes, to freeze the Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili, allow it to cool first then store it in a large freezer bag or airtight plastic container before putting it in the freezer.
How long can you freeze Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili?
I usually keep my soups in the freezer for 3-4 months.
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Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili
Store in a plastic container, sealed in the fridge for up to 1 week. If you want the soup a little more thin just add equal amounts of beef and chicken broth until desired consistency. We add as much green chiles as we are in the mood for. We love to add more like 3 1/2 cups of corn. Feel free to use taco seasoning from the store if you are in a pinch. To make this into a dip, merely skip the broth, condensed soup and cut down on the sour cream.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 513 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 1081mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 7g Protein: 27g
Store in a plastic container, sealed in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you want the soup a little more thin just add equal amounts of beef and chicken broth until desired consistency. We add as much green chiles as we are in the mood for. We love to add more like 3 1/2 cups of corn. Feel free to use taco seasoning from the store if you are in a pinch. To make this into a dip, merely skip the broth, condensed soup and cut down on the sour cream.
Want a lighter version of this chili but with chicken and more of a tortilla soup version? This is the original recipe which we call, The Soup. It’s so good it really doesn’t even need a name!