Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

I buy my canned beans in the 'international foods' aisle because they're usually cheaper than the regular brands, don't ask me why. Sometimes there will be black beans right next to the black bean soup cans. I love Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup but I don't know why I never really get too excited about bean soups. Actually the 16 bean soup is great. But anyway it got me to thinking one cold day that I love pinto beans. I should say I love them now, since my sister R turned me back on to them back in Colorado. Wouldn't they make a great soup?

Yes, yes they would. And yes they did. Dried pinto bean soup, with celery, onion, jalapenos, carrots and cilantro as well as big thick smoked turkey necks for flavor. I used water to start the base and the vegetables and necks provided all the flavor. The beans thicken up themselves, so its an amazing low-cal hearty soup. Just throw all the ingredients in the pot and check in a couple of hours. Salt it at the end because the necks will provide some of their own.

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