Pinto Bean Soup

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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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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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  • I love it !! I grew up on pinto beans and potatoes but I don't add a dollop of butter until it's in my bowl. You need the starch to absorb the protein from the beans so find something starchy to go with it if you want the protein to absorb properly :) - 3/22/09

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  • I make this often I never add butter isn't that just added calories - 1/20/09

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  • Tastes great!It's so nice to come home and smell dinner already done.You can make the broth as thin or thick as you loke.I threw in a few potatoes too.It was wonderful. - 12/12/08

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  • I make something similar, I soak my beans with a pinch of baking soda to reduce the gas. I also add onion, carrot, celery, parsley and about a cup or so(or a can) of corn. Yummy and filling - 12/11/08

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  • Great recipe and full of fiber. - 12/9/08

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