Pinto Bean Soup

1
Tony G.

By
@bigdaddy57

My grandma used to make this with fresh baked buttermilk biscuits, a "mainstay" while visiting her always!

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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    dried pinto beans, washed & sorted
  • 1/2 lb
    low sodium bacon, cut into 1" strips
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 1 large
    chicken bullion cube
  • 1 large
    vegetable bullion cube
  • 6 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp
    thyme leaves
  • ·
    fresh ground pepper to taste

How to Make Pinto Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Put washed & sorted beans in 6 qt. Dutch Oven, cover with water about 1" above beans. Bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes; remove from burner, cover and set aside for an hour.
  2. Drain beans in colander. Sautee Celery; Onion, & Bacon in Dutch Oven for 10 minutes or so, adding Garlic & Thyme towards the end, or until you can smell the spices in the mixture.
  3. Dissolve bullion cubes in water in microwave for about 6 minutes or so. Add beans & broth to pot; stir, cover and cook on medium low heat for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  4. the last 15 minutes of cooking, remove cover and mash a portion of the beans against the sides of the Dutch Oven to thicken the broth and enhance the bean flavors.
  5. Top with fresh cracked black pepper and enjoy!

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About Pinto Bean Soup

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Soups, #pinto beans




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