I received this recipe from my daughter. This soup is so easy and flavorful. It improves the longer it sits and the flavors combine. It freezes really well, too. It is great with Mexican Cornbread, crackers, or Tostito chips and with whatever toppings you like. You can substiture or add kidney beans, if you desire.
Saute meat, onion, and garlic, until meat is no longer pink and onion and garlic are translucent; drain well. Place in large stock pot. Add all other ingredients. Simmer 2 hours on stove top or in crockpot for several hours on low. Add more chicken broth, beef broth or water if needed. When ready to serve, top with shredded cheese, sour cream or favorite toppings. Serve with Tostito chips, crackers or Mexican cornbread.