In the category “soups I would definitely make again,” this Chili con carne soup from BBC GoodFood appears. I peeked at the comments, and I ended up substituting their spice mix for a similar to the one mentioned by larsen.kris at their site.
I added the spices to the mix just before I added the meat.
2 or 3 tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp sweet red paprika, ground, 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
The sauce and everything here was so good, but I question if the meat was really necessary. I bet it would also be truly fantastic in a vegetarian version.