Grandma’s Iowa “Chilly” Soup Recipe

It’s the first day of Fall! (or Autumn)

Before it was trendy, Fall has been my favorite season, for several reasons. I love the change in leaves, and weather. I love wearing sweaters & boots, getting cozy inside the house. The smells the surround fall, fresh and crisp, while being warm & welcoming. All the holidays so close together, spending time with family. Oh and My Birthday is at the end of October.

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BUT one of my most favorite things about Fall… is this soup! Although, I make this year round… my Grandma would make Iowa Chilly Soup once the weather started cooling down. It was (and still is in our home) a family favorite and could probably even be called my Great-Grandma’s Iowa Chilly Soup.. since she was the one who taught my Grandma how to make it.  I should warn you, although it is based off a Chili it is a SOUP and even though you can definitely add to this soup, the original recipe does not have any spice to it.

It’s a quick and simple recipe and takes anywhere from 40 minutes – 1 hour to make.

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– What You Will Need –

  • 1lb Ground beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 large can of red kidney beans
  • 1 large can of Tomato Soup
  • (optional) Noodles
  • (optional) corn
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Med-Large Size Pan
  1. Start off by filling your the bottom of your pot with about 2 cups of water (enough so that your kidney beans and onions can just barely float above the water). Then place the pot on the stove and set the heat to high to get the water boiling.unnamed-4
  2. Then start cutting your Onions.  Once, your onions are diced, add them to the water.
  3. After your onions have been added to the water, drain your kidney beans and add them to the wait. Turn heat down to Med-High and wait until the onions are clear.
  4. While you are waiting for the onions to become clear. Get your pan and ground beef out and start browning the meat.
  5. Once the Onions are clear and the meat is still browning, add in the Tomato Soup and Stir.
  6. When the ground beef is cooked all the way through, drain the excess fat and add the ground beef to the pot. Stir in and reduce heat to Med. Stirring Occasionally for about 5 – 10 Minutes.
  7. From here the soup is ready to serve, if you have a pot that is nonstick. Turn heat down to simmer and place a lid on the pot, while the soup is being served.

Although, not required another thing my Grandma would add on the side for the soup was either Original Fish Crackers or a plain piece of bread lathered in butter. It may sound weird but dipping the bread in the soup, tastes divine and is a good way to start enjoying the soup while you are waiting for it to cool down.

I hope you enjoy this Recipe this Fall/Winter and let me know if you end up making it! You can always tag me in your homemade versions on Instagram @whatupKT_.

 

 

 

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