Creamy Beef Taco Soup

mince the garlic

finely chop the onion

remove veins and seeds from the pepper, cut into cubes

chop the jalapeños

heat oil and butter in a large pot

add bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes

add onion and garlic, cook for 2 minutes

add ground beef, cook until browned

add spices, jalapeños and their brine, stir for 1 minute

add beef broth, bring to a boil

add crushed tomatoes

add kidney beans and corn kernels, cover, simmer for 5 minutes

meanwhile, chop the  scallions and cilantro

when ready, add chipotle sauce and cream

stir in cream cheese

add grated cheddar, stir, simmer for 5 minutes

finish off with cilantro and black pepper