1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (4 ounce) can of chopped green chilies, drained (I've used dried cayenne's)
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 (12 ounce) can V-8 juice (spicy)
4 1/2 cups water
2 cubes of vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin (I've doubled the amount of cumin and chili)
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 pack of Ground round
I added some zucchini, but any extra vegetables or beans would be good
I topped each plate with pices of corn chips and a dollop of Guacamole (mashed avocado, cilantro/coriander, green onions/scallions and lime juice + salt)
6 serving, 1:45 hour cooking time
1 Heat some of the water in the microwave until almost boiling. Add the bouillon and stir to dissolve.
2 In a large pot, saute first four ingredients until tender.
3 Add the remaining ingredients in the ingredients list up to but EXCLUDING Ground round (also include the bouillon water and the remaining water) .
4 Cover and bring to a boil.
5 Reduce heat to low and simmer for about an hour.
6 Add any additional vegetables that you want in the soup.
7 Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes.
8 During last 10 minutes add the Ground round