Beef Chili & Pasta Soup

Beth M.


October is a perfect time of the year, it's not too cold and it's not too hot; the air is comfortable and the foliage is colorful. I am in the mood to cook and try a few new things, but making some of my favorite and familiar foods. This is a simple meal that's between a soup and a casserole, and we enjoyed it for lunch. It reheats well, and the seasonings can be increased to suit your taste. I would also suggest serving it with cornbread or tortilla chips. This was a result of my wanting to use what I had on-hand for a quick meal.


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 medium
    red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb
    85% lean ground beef
  • 1 can(s)
    14 oz. organic pinto beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 3 Tbsp
    organic tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    beef broth, low salt
  • 2
    dried chipotle chilis
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    medium shell pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper relish

How to Make Beef Chili & Pasta Soup


  1. In a large pot heat olive oil and add chopped onions. Stir and cook a few minutes on medium until translucent and soft.
  2. Add the chopped garlic and cook onions and garlic about one minute. Remove to a small bowl.
  3. In the same pot cook the ground beef, stirring until browned.
  4. Add onions and garlic back to pot with the beef.
  5. Drain and rinse the Pinto beans, and add to the pot with the onions, garlic and beef.
  6. Add one can of beef broth.
  7. Add 2 Chipotle chilis, stir and bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer about five minutes.
  8. Add three cups water and bring to a boil.
  9. Add one cup medium shell pasta, and boil about ten minutes.
  10. Stir in one tablespoon of the red pepper relish, and season with salt to taste.
  11. If the liquid has boiled away and there isn't much, add more water and bring to a boil.
  12. Simmer gently uncovered until ready to serve.
  13. It's great with sour cream, or sour cream mixed with cilantro; and served with corn chips for a great lunch on a cool and rainy day.

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About Beef Chili & Pasta Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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