shredded cheese and sour cream for serving, if desired
In large pot or slow cooker, crumble the beef into the water. Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 3 hours (if you're using a slow cooker... cook on high for the 1st hour, then on low for 2 to 3 additional hours)
Remove the bay leaves. Serve in bowls or mugs garnished with cheese and sour cream, if desired.
If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of worcestershire sauce that is known to be GF.
If you are preparing this recipe as DAIRY-FREE, leave off the cheese and sour cream.
Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/10th of the recipe) Calories: 179, Fat: 5g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 22g, Carbohydrates: 12.75g
Weight Watchers POINTS per serving: SmartPoints: 4, PointsPlus: 4, Old Points Program: 4.5