A patriotic take on an American classic featuring red tomatoes, white cannellini beans and blue cheese.
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (ground turkey works well, too)
3 large cans diced tomatoes, juice and all
1 small can tomato paste
4 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
3 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (I like Danish)
In a large soup pot, saute onions in a little olive oil until tender and slightly golden. Add meat and cook, stirring, until meat is almost cooked through. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste and chili powder. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add beans and blue cheese and heat through until cheese melts.