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Smoky Beef & Tomato Soup

Smoky chipotle peppers and hearty chunks of lean ground beef are the secret ingredients for this spin on traditional tomato soup. Be ready for a nice kick as this soup is spiced to the edge for ultimate flavor in every bite.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef I used Laura's Lean
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil grape seed
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 7oz can chipotles in adobo, (4-6) chipotles chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce reserved from chipotles
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 29 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped + garnish
  • 32 oz. beef stock
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

Optional Garnish:

  • crema garnish
  • Queso fresco crumbled
  • Croutons homemade recipe
  • Cilantro


  • In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat add the beef, garlic powder & onion powder and brown cook for 5 minutes. Remove beef from pot and set aside.
  • In the same pot over medium heat add oil. Once hot, add onion and 1 teaspoon of salt and stir occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
  • Add in the minced garlic, chipotle's peppers in adobo sauce, oregano and remaining salt and pepper. Mix together and let sauté for 1 minute. Add in the fire-roasted tomatoes, cilantro, beef stock, red wine and mix well.
  • Optional step. If you want a super smooth finish to your soup, remove from heat and let cool a bit. Use an immersion blender or blender and blend soup to your desired consistency.
  • Add soup and beef back to the pot. And let simmer for 30 minutes to reduce.
  • Serve warm with your choice of toppings.
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This is a spicy soup so if you want to reduce the spice only use half the can of chipotles in adobo
When using a blending with warm liquids, you must hold the blender lid down with a kitchen towel to prevent the lid from popping up violently. Be careful and be sure the let soup cool before blending.

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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