Darcy's Veggie Chili Soup

The idea of a chili soup is quite appealing, if you like chili, which we do.  We had this last week when the weather was North Pole style.  Going outside was a challenge if you were not bundled up from the tip of your head to your toes.  The wind was galloping to the point that it moved me a foot down the street.  Winter certainly arrived with a full force.

This soup was just right.  It was warm and it was filled with goodies.

Darcy's Veggie Chili Soup (adapted from MyRecipes)


2 teaspoons olive oil 
1 1/2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large) 
5 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
cayenne pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 medium) 
1 cup diced green bell pepper (about 1 medium) 
3 tablespoons tomato paste 
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 


Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 

Add onion and sauté 5 minutes. 

Add chili powder and next 6 ingredients, and cook 1 minute. 

Add water and next 5 ingredients (water through tomatoes), and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. 

Ladle soup into bowls and serve.

Eat and enjoy.

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  1. I like all the warm spices in this, Chaya. Chili powder, cloves, allspice. Looks perfect for overcoming "North Pole style" weather. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks like a delicious soup, Chaya - lovely and spicy too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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