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YIELD: 8-10 SOUTHWESTERN PINTO BEAN SOUP Create Pinterest Pin Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup 4.3 Stars (55 Reviews) Print Bean soup with a Southwestern flair. You will enjoy the heartiness of this soup, and how it’s simply made in the slow cooker.

PREP TIME 8 minutes COOK TIME 8 minutes TOTAL TIME 16 minutes

INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) package dried pinto beans 5 cups water 1 (32 ounce) container beef broth - can substitute chicken or vegetable 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes Optional items for serving: fresh cilantro, green onions, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS Place the beans in a bowl and cover with 5 cups of water. Soak overnight. Drain the beans and rinse. Place beans, broth, onion and spices in the slow cooker. Cover and set to low. Cook for 8-hours on low or 4 on high. You may find you need to add more liquid, as all slow cookers vary. I added about 2 more cups of beef stock to mine, to give us more broth. minutes before serving, add the tomatoes and cover until ready. Slightly mash your beans, leaving some whole. Serve with toppings of choice..