Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

 

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.

 

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! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Award winning cheesy ground beef enchilada chili recipe with the easiest list of ingredients ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

This is the most amazing cheesy ground beef enchilada soup, full of potatoes, beans, corn and ohhhh that cheesy goodness! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Cheesy ground beef enchilada chili only needs a few ingredients, but the most important is the salsa con queso ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Cheesy ground beef enchilada chili only needs a few ingredients, but the most important is the salsa con queso ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Award winning cheesy ground beef enchilada chili recipe with the easiest list of ingredients ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Multigrain tostitos scoops are the perfect way to enjoy soup! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

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!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning *see note
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 15 Ounce Jar Tostitos Salsa Con Queso
  • 1 Can Cream of Potato Soup
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sour Cream
  • 1 1/4 Cups Beef Broth (or 1 14.5 ounce can) *see note
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles * see note
  • 2-3 Cups Frozen Corn *see note
  • 1 Can Black Beans, drained
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro, fresh *see note, plus more for garnish
  • Multigrain Tostitos Scoops Chips

Directions:

  1. Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat and add the ground beef.
  2. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until almost completely browned.
  3. Drain completely and add water and taco seasoning and turn the burner to medium.
  4. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the meat and liquid appear slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  5. In a large pot over medium heat, add the salsa con queso, cream of potato soup, sour cream beef and chicken broth.
  6. Whisk to combine.
  7. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in the chiles, corn, cilantro and beans.
  8. Bring to a simmer and serve or keep on low for 30-60 minutes.
  9. Serve with Tostitos Scoops chips.

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.

All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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!

 

Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup

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!

 

We never say, Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup. It's too long, so we say, The Soup. It needs nothing else as it is The soup recipe of your dreams. ohsweetbasil.com

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.