Friday, August 12, 2016

Easy, Tasty Pinto Beans Soup

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Hello Darlings,

Remember no one can bring your mood down unless you allow them. So I hope your day is as pleasant as mine. 

In today's post,  I have a new recipe for Pinto beans. For some unexplained reason my local Walmart has stopped carrying the Hurst's Pinto Beans with

 its ham favor pack, and trying to talk to a grocery manager to ask him/her to restock items is nearly impossible.

Nevertheless, we love Hurst's Pinto Beans with its ham favor packet but lacking this favorite product,  I had to come up with a recipe that offered the same tasty pinto bean soup favor that we have come to love over the decade. 

After many trials and errors with different meats and flavorings. I have finally come up with a recipe using plain pinto beans that is so similar in taste to the favor packet provided with the Hurst's Pinto Beans that it is nearly a perfect match.

That said, below is my recipe for pinto beans soup.


Easy, Tasty Pinto Beans Soup


1 1/2  Pound Dry Pinto Beans
1-2 pieces of Smoked Neck Bones  and 1 Cup Chopped Ham
 Water, Enough To Cover meat
1 Onion, Chopped
3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 Large Garlic Clove, Chopped
1 Tsp. Colgin Liquid Smoke,  Mesquite
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

  1.    After washing the beans, soak them overnight in cold water, or let them stand in very hot water for a while as the meat, garlic, and onion cook in large pot to a high boil on level 5.
  2.     Then drain the beans and add to pot. 
  3.  Cook on level 5 until beans of partially soften; being mindful of water level. Stir occasionally. Add additional water if needed   
  4.  Reduce heat to level 3 and cook beans until completely soften but not mushy.
  5.  Again add only as much water as needed.

That's  it! Eat and enjoy!

Until next time,

Chow Darlings!