Arizona Mountain Soup


  • 1 1/4 cups dry pinto beans
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, cut up
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  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups browned hamburger


Rinse beans in 5 quart kettle. Combine beans and 3 cups water. Cover. Let stand overnight or bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Let stand 1 hour. Do not drain. Simmer covered for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain reserving 2 cups liquid.

In Dutch oven cook bacon until almost crisp. Add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender but not brown. Stir in the cooked pinto beans, tomatoes, rice, salt, paprika and pepper. Add reserved bean liquid and 2 cups water. Add meat, and bring mixture to boiling. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If soup is too thick, add water.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO


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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

This sounds like such a good and hearty soup. Our family all love soup anytime of the year, and it's a great summer lunch or dinner food. Goes with any kind of sandwich or salad and I like that brown rice in there too.
Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

You surely won't need much to make a meal with this soup. It has just about everything including the meat, so I think we'd just add a tossed green salad maybe and some nice fresh crusty bread like a baguette and pass the butter, please. Just reading this has made me hungry.


Thank you Jodi. This recipe gets my vote.

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

This recipe got my vote too! It sounds so good, a real complete meal. I agree with Pookarina, a nice salad, some crusty bread, and you have a seriously good meal. There are a lot of good recipes this time! Thank you for this one.

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September 2, 20150 found this helpful

This sounds great, I can't wait to make it!

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