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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 332.0
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,497.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.0 g
  • Protein: 25.8 g

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Pinto Bean Soup



Introduction

Interested in a healthy, down home, country meal? This is a perfect use for leftover ham. Be sure to use the bone during the cooking because it adds so much flavor. Interested in a healthy, down home, country meal? This is a perfect use for leftover ham. Be sure to use the bone during the cooking because it adds so much flavor.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 lb bag of dried Pinto Beans
    Salt, 1 tbsp
    Light Butter, Salted, 4 tbsp
    ham bone, with about 1 C of ham on it

Directions

Plase note that while this recipe calls for 10 minutes prep time, that is actual effort time, not actual "before cooking" time.

Pour beans out on table and sort. This means to check for things in the beans that aren't. Sometimes you'll find rocks and things like that.

Rinse beans and place in pot to soak, covered with water, overnight (this is to make beans more tender, more easily digestible, producing less gas).

The next day, drain beans and cover with fresh water.
Add ham bone, butter & salt
Bring to a boil, and then turn down to medium
Cook for 60-90 minutes until beans are tender

This is great served with cornbread, onions & fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers!

Please note, 1 pot of beans serves my family of 5, but it's more than one bowl. If serving as an addition to a meal instead of the meal itself you can get more than 5 servings from it. Also, the longer you cook this the thicker it gets, and in my opinion, the more tasty. I like to cook mine for about 3 hours.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SILKENSTRAND.






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