Mexican Chili Soup


Beef chili soup, packed with flavor is delicious over rice and topped with cheese or sour cream. Great for company, camping, and freezing. Serve soup over rice. Top soup with sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and tortilla chips if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound rump roast, cut into small cubes

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 ½ cups beef stock

  • ½ (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

  • 3 ounces tomato paste

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over high heat; saute rump roast until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add onions and garlic; saute until onions are softened, 4 to 5 minutes.

  2. Stir chili powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves into meat and vegetables; cook and stir until meat and vegetables are coated in seasonings, about 2 minutes. Add beef stock, enchilada sauce, green chile peppers, and tomato paste; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until meat is tender, about 50 minutes.

  3. Stir pinto beans into soup, mashing beans to thicken if desired; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is flavorful, but not hot. Increase cayenne pepper amount to add heat.

I double the recipe and freeze half for camping or easy dinner for company.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
15g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 868mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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