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