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Hot and hearty pinto bean soup

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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.

Other delicious soup recipes: Beef Cabbage Soup & Creamy Potato Soup

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