In winter with cold, ice and snow, it is a good time to prepared soups to warm you up. Whether it is chicken noodle, vegetable beef or tomato soup, this is the ultimate comfort food.
Beans are a very good source of protein and fiber. This recipe can be done in a crock pot. Put everything in the crock pot at the same time and let cook on low for 8-9 hours.
Pinto Bean Soup
- 1 lb. pinto beans
- 3 slices bacon (cut into small pieces)
- 8 c. water
- 1 large onion (diced)
- 3 tsp. fresh garlic (minced)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 2 fresh jalapeno (deseeded)
- 1 lb. ground beef (cooked, crumbled and drained)
- 1 – 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 – 15 oz. can tomato sauce
Sort, rinse and soak beans for 1-2 hours, then drain. In large pot add beans, bacon, water, onion, seasonings and jalapeno. Cook on low-medium heat to a slow simmer for about 3 hours. Add ground beef, tomatoes and tomato sauce; simmer for 1 hour.
Serve soup piping hot with cornbread.
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