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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sweet & Savory - Chipotle Chile Pepper Pinto Bean Soup

'Tis the season for delicious soups and stews. This one is sure to warm you from head to toe!

  • 2 cups pinto beans (I soak 2 cups of dry pinto beans overnight with 1 tsp. baking soda and water.  Drain in colander before placing inside crock pot, stock pot, or sauce pan.)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, diced
  • 1 cup boiled, diced bratwurst or smoked sausage (place sausage in medium saucepan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes which helps to remove some of the excess calories.)
  • 2 tsp. Chipotle Chile Pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground kosher salt, optional
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Add water to achieve desired consistency

  • This recipe can be prepared in a stock pot or saucepan on top of the stove or in a crock pot.
  • If using a crock pot, cook on high level for approximately 6 hours to assure that beans are thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with bread or rolls.
  • Diced potatoes can also be added to the recipe, if desired.

  • Bake a pan of diced green chile cornbread and serve with this delicious soup.
  • Cooked rice is also a tasty accompaniment. 

Soup's on, so enjoy!

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