Ground beef, link sausage, cumin, chilies, and chili powder give this hearty soup its Southwest flavor. This dish is quick, easy, and tastes best when it simmers all day. Bake some Mexican cornbread, toss a simple green salad, and you have a great meal.
This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.