I had beans, tomatoes and peppers from my garden - and this seemed like the trick. I added more peppers (cayenne in my case) than it called for - and that made all the difference. I loved this soup! With some tortillas on a cold winter night the Indian spices made for a flavorful and warming contrast to some more traditional winter fare. I replaced the chicken stock with vegetable stock for my family vegetarian sensibilities - but even the carnivores enjoyed it! This will stay on my winter list!
Rating: 2 stars
It just wasn't as spicy as I had thought it would be. I liked having the beans in the soup to bulk it up, but both my husband and I thought it tasted more like spaghetti sauce. A good spaghetti sauce, but not like soup. I wouldn't make this again.
I made this soup last night and it was delicious....the only thing I changed was to add more than a pinch of salt which it needed.