This soup captures many flavors of fall. A nice way to warm up on a cold winters night. It's not a soup and not a stew just some good ole "stoup" as Rachel Ray would say.
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
3 red potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 acorn squash, peeled and chopped
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies (rotel)
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon clove
1/4 teaspoon allspice
salt and pepper
Peel and chop all of the vegetables, and add it to the crock pot. Break up the ground meat with your fingers and add it. Dump in the kidney beans and the can of tomatoes and chilies. Add the broth and the seasonings. Stir well. It will look like there isn't enough liquid, but more will be made from the vegetables and meat. I promise.
Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Mine usually takes about 9 hours because of the age of my crockpot. Yours make take less time.