This soup was so good that I had trouble giving it all away. I need to make some for us soon. I made 50 quarts of this but I will give you the recipe for a normal serving. Brown 1 pound of ground beef in a heavy pot. Add 1 large diced onion and 1 large diced green pepper. Dice 3 cloves of garlic and add them to the beef.
Saute this until the meat is browned. Add 1 T. cumin, 2 tsp, oregano, 1 T. chili powder and S&P. Add 1 can of Rotel. Add 4 cups of beef stock and 1 can of crushed tomatoes. Add 2 T. tomato paste. Cut 4 corn tortillas into small squares and add them to the soup. These will disintegrate as the soup cooks and add a wonderful corn flavor.
Add 1 can of black beans and 1 C. of corn.
Bring this to a slight boil and add 1 C. of rice. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the rice is tender. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some tortilla chips on the side. This might not look stellar but believe me it is.
I made the shelter 8 recipes of their favorite cornbread.
When I left the shelter, the servers were all noshing on this in the kitchen.
I also made them their favorite cheese bread.
I made 125 pieces and as I type I am sure they are probably scarfing down the last of it.