This is a great dish. I make it at least twice a month. I did make some adjustments: I use diced tomatoes instead of stewed and a little less broth and I put orzo in for the last hour. It assorbs just enough liquid so it's still a thick stew instead of a soup which I prefer.
This was a wonderful and easy meal. It is a great chili alternative. It was wonderful with or without cheese, but the kids preferred it with cheese.
Made for PAC, March '09. I was really impressed at how these simple ingredients came together to form such a wonderful soup!!! The house smelled so good while it was cooking, too! I served mine with shredded cheese and sour cream on top, but it was awesome on it's own as well! Thanks!
I kept tasting the broth while it was cooking and it was bland, I was a little worried! It turned out delicious!! I doubled the recipe (tripled the spices), used ancho chili powder and chipotle Tabasco, low sodium veggie broth but I added a little no-chicken bouillon paste, added in brown basmati rice and served topped with Daiya cheddar "cheese". Yummy! Thanks for posting!