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Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili [+ Video]

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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.

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Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

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

Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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

Instructions

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

Notes

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.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 1081mg47%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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24 comments

  • I was skeptical because cream of potato soup and a jar of queso? But wow, so good. And the multi grain scoops are spot on.

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    • Thank you so much Julie! I know those two ingredients are little out there, but they really take it over the top! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  • I am a winner at my first chilli cook-off, the recipe was a big hit
    thank you for sharing.

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    • Yay! We love to hear that!!

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  • I would use Velveeta, rather than salsa con queso, which is actually more processed, and includes msg. It’s stable, won’t curdle, and provides all the cheesy flavor you need

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  • Do you have to use the potatoe soup? Do I need to replace it with something else?

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  • Do you have a recipe version for a slow cooker/crock pot?

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  • I found this recipe yesterday and it looked so good I decided to make and take it the same day to take  it to BarnGate XII for the annual chili and soup challenge I tied for spicy chili and best soup category:) It was a hit!! I did add a small diced jalapeño mostly seeded and full can of the diced chilies I will be making this again soon!!!

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    • You go girl!! Your changes sound extra spicy! I like it!

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  • I would love to know where you found those beautiful bowls!

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    • We got them at a vintage store in Park City, UT. Aren’t they gorgeous!?!

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  • DO You add the beef to the large pot right away after it’s shimmered ?

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  • Took it to our family Super Bowl chili cook-off tonight …Winner!

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    • Your family has a cook-off?! What a fun idea! We will have to do that!

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  • Can this be made in the instant pot? If so how long would you cook on high pressure for?

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  • what if i wanted to make this in a crockpot? also does it have tons of flavor?

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    • It packs a lot of flavor for sure! We make it in the slow cooker, but cook the beef first in a pan.

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  • This sounds like the perfect comfort food!

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    • Thank you!

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  • hey girl- this looks so yummy!

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  • What brand of cream of potato soup did you use?

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    • Just Campbells

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