Pinto Bean Soup

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Here is a hearty soup that is easy to prepare and features a unique and delicious taste.  Serve with a grain and you have a great protein rich meal.
It serves 10.


  • 2 cups dry Pinto Beans
  • 6 cups Water or Soup Stock
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil (preferably cold pressed)
  • 2 large Onions (chopped)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, just grind some in fresh
  • 6 more cups Soup Stock or Water
  • 2 – 3 Tbs Tamari or Braggs Liquid
  • 2 Tbs Butter

OPTIONAL Additions:

  • 4 inch strip Seaweed
  • Hot Sauce – Sour Cream – Salsa


  • Cook 2 cups of pinto beans in 6 cups of water for 1-1/2 hours (until soft).
  • Mash most of the beans with a stick blender or potato masher
  • In a saucepan saute chopped onions in olive oil for 10 min.
  • Add crushed garlic, salt and pepper; cook another five minutes.
  • Add onion/garlic mix to the mashed beans.
  • Add soup stock or water to reach your preferred consistency.
  • Add tamari and butter (optional hot sauce to taste).
  • Simmer 20 minutes to melt butter and blend flavours, stirring frequently or it will stick!

This soup is very Mexican so serve with salsa and sour cream… Yummmmm.