Spicy Pinto Bean Soup


Are you trying to lose weight?  Maybe you’re just trying to not gain any more!  Well, we have been trying to maintain a healthy weight for a while.  One of the tricks we use is to look for highly nutritious, but low calorie food.  Beans and vegetables are the perfect for for this!!!
The base of this soup is the pinto bean.  The pinto bean is mostly known in North American and is very common in Mexican food.  If you go to a Mexican restaurant, you will probably eat these mashed or refried or in a burrito.  I love pinto beans!  Unfortunately, I have never found dried pinto beans in Egypt, so we always use them from a can.
This soup is kind of spicy, so adjust as you need!
Serves about 5Ingredients:
1 can pinto beans (about 500 g)
4 small to medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion
1 vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, (hot green peppers) diced
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
water to cover (about 500 ml)Instructions:
1.  Place everything in a large pot.
2.  Add enough water to cover the beans and vegetables.
3.  Cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
4.  Check frequently and add more water if necessary.

Add an extra jalapeño pepper for more ZING!
Serving Suggestions and Variations:
  • Serve with cornbread, balady bread, or any grain.
  • Guacamole might even go well with this spicy soup!

Nutritional Information (1 serving of 5):
116 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 22 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Fiber; 6 g Protein

What’s YOUR favorite bean?!
Alf Hana!!!
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2 responses to “Spicy Pinto Bean Soup

  1. This looks right up my alley! Thats awesome! I am inspired now!

  2. Pingback: Refried Beans | Alf Hana

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