What kind of chili powder are you using? Generally chili powder isn’t spicy.
This is a special tasting recipe, especially with a chipotle chile. It gets rave reviews when I serve it to company. I do like to add extra ham, which I brown first for a deeper flavor. When I make this for just myself I usually use 2 cans of pinto beans, but the flavor suffers a little bit. I also mash some of the beans for a thicker broth. (Sometimes I just add 1/3 cup canned refried beans, which also does the trick.) To make up for the extra meat and beans, I add a tad more of each of the seasonings.
I thought this was quite good and flavorful. I, only, added a little water, so mine did not come out too thin. I did not use the chili. I substituted ground chipotle powder, so it did not turn out too spicy. It was a great use of leftover ham.
I made it and it was delicious, except way way way too spicy. I would suggest severely cutting back on the chili powder. It burned the back of our throats.
Good use of left over ham after the holidays!
good recipe. Used chipotle powder instead of chile powder.
I Made half this recipe for my husband and I. A very tasty and quite simple soup. I did not add the water and it didn't need it. I used 1/2 of a chipotle chile in adobo and that was plenty to kick it up. The ham steak I bought was 6 ounces so I used it all. I also added all of 3/4 can of diced tomatoes that I had in the freezer.
Good base recipe. Nothing to exciting. Not sure if I would make it again. I used chipotles in the can. I did not add the extra water. I added a bottle of beer instead.
Tried this for the first time based on reviews -- it is a good recipe -- easy (although takes several hours to cook) filling and healthy. It makes a big pot of soup. I also used a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce -- just chopped it and added, because I always have them in the freezer. When I bring for lunch I add a 1/2 cup of cooked spinach for a complete meal.
Wow this was good. I used Canadian bacon, which I had on hand and fire roasted tomatoes. it was a real hit and I'll make again.