{in the pot} quick mexican bean soup

photo by amy twomey

I first had this soup about a year ago at my friend Julie's house. She had a soup party and made all of her favorite soups that covered her range, each soup was spectacular. But this Mexican Bean one won for me. I re-created this soup three times over the next few weeks. I have a tendency of doing that. I do that with music too. I find something I love and burn it out. So now, I try to only make this for special occasions. It is scrumptious and deserves a very special occasion!

quick mexican bean soup by amy twomey via julie kay

1 package of Hickory Smoked Bacon.
chop raw bacon, then cook in large sauce pan, fry to crispy
1 yellow onion, diced.
1 purple onion, diced.
4 jalapenos, seeded and diced.

saute {above items} in bacon grease (remove cooked bacon first and set aside).
add 2 TB pepper and 1 1/2 kosher salt.
cook until soft.
transfer to soup pot and add:
2 cans of pinto beans (large size cans) with juice, and when empty fill cans with water to add 2 pinto cans full of water, 1 can drained corn, and tie 1 bunch cilantro to add. Boil everything above for 5 mins, then simmer for 4 hours (or longer), in the last hour add bacon from earlier fry.

Remove cilantro before serving.
If you want you can chop fresh cilantro for garnish to add before serving.


amy and ann said...

Beans and bacon - the ultimate combo!

YUM - Ann

DesBisoux said...

mmmmh! looks delish!

Kwana said...

Now I'm hungry. Thanks for the recipe.

PS~Erin said...

Looks and sounds scrumptious!

Joyce said...

Do you deliver? I can't wait to try this one.
Have a golden weekend. xoxo

Char said...

delish!!! I have to try this one

Lizzy said...

Oh yum! Perfect for the weather here! Oh and I'm having a giveaway, you should check it out!!

Christina said...

yummy and simple too.

Lele said...

I made bean soup tonight too! Mine was black bean. Not so much "quick", as I had to soak the beans overnight and cook for 2 1/2 hours. But delicious! Yours looks like a really good idea the next time I don't feel like investing all that time x_x

Prairie Girl Studio said...

mmmmmm ... thank you so much for always making everything look so darn scrumptious!
i love a good bean soup, and this looks like a dandy ...
hot 'n hearty ...