Pinto Bean Soup

As a child, I never really ate pinto beans because I thought they were gross. I was wrong. As I got older, I started to like them quite a bit. This recipe is from Katie Lee Joel. Here in the south its traditional to serve pinto beans with corn bread so thats what I did! This meal is cheap and cheerful. Try it! 

1 lb dried pinto beans, rinsed and picked through

1 large onion, quartered

1 bay leaf

2 slices of thick cut bacon, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder


Soak beans overnight.

Drain beans. Combine quartered onion, bay, bacon, salt, pepper, and garlic powder with 6 cups water in large pot over med-high heat. Bring to a soft boil and reduce heat. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed to keep beans covered. Cook about 3 hours or until beans are super tender. Season with added salt and pepper to taste.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brannyboilsover
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 00:50:19

    I would love to make a vegetarian version of this soup.


  2. lilscorpio1985
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 16:14:11

    Ive made this soup without the bacon before and it turned out really well. You must try!


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