Slow Cooker Pinto Beans with Bacon

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"PINTO BEAN AND BACON SOUP IS LIKE NAVY BEAN AND BACON SOUP BUT WITH PINTO BEANS INSTEAD. IT WILL BE YOUR NEW FAVORITE BEAN SOUP!" Original Recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker: http://tinyurl.com/pintosandbacon

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Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. pkg. Hurst's? HamBeens? Pinto Beans with Ham Flavor (save flavor packet and add at the end of cook time)
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (optional, add if you want it spicy)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and sliced
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste (add at the end)

Cooking Directions

  1. Rinse and sort the beans, discard any debris.
  2. Add to the slow cooker, no need to presoak.
  3. Add the onion, carrots, celery, jalapeno, bacon, thyme and chicken broth. Wait to add the ham flavor packet. Stir.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 7 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  5. When the cooking time is up, sprinkle over the included ham flavor packet. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't forget the cornbread!
  • You can save leftovers, makes a great bean dip!