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Pinto Bean Soup

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Sunday, March 28, 2010 | 4:13 PM

Pinto beans is very commonly used in the Mexican cuisine. It is now my go to bean for preparing bean soup because it is super easy to cook. Once, trying to make some beans for burritos, I accidentally added a lot more water and ended up creating a soup out of it. Since then, I have been making it more often and is very popular among people who have tasted it. As for me,apart from the taste I like to cook with pinto because of its texture when it is pressure cooked. Most beans require a lot of  soaking before they can be used for cooking but, this one needs no soaking. Pressure cooking it on high and low heat creates the prefect beans that could be used not only for soups but  also in  other recipes that require pinto beans, I would opt for pressure cooked beans verses a store bought can of pinto beans any time. An entry to Anita's Vegetable Marathon-Beans.


Pressure Pan /Cooker
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cutting Board
Heavy bottom Pan

Ingredients: Recipe for 12 cups of soup 

Pinto Beans - 2 cups
Leaks - 1
Green Onions - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - 2 inches grated
Red Bell Pepper - 1 large chopped
Tomato Paste - 2 tbsp
Cilantro - 1 cup chopped
Chilpotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce - 2 chopped
Cumin Powder - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


1. In a pressure pan add the beans salt, red pepper and 10 cups of water.

2. On a heated pan add oil and butter together. Add garlic, green onions, leeks and ginger with some salt. Cook until the onions turn transparent.

3. Add cumin, tomato paste chilpotle pepper, black pepper and cumin and cook for 3 minutes.

4. Add this mixture to the pressure cooker and add cilantro.

5. Pressure cook on high for 3 whistles, on medium high for 3 whistles, on medium for 2 whistles and on low for 2 whistles. Allow the pressure to release, mix and serve them hot. 


  1. That looks really scrumptious. Haven't tried pinto bean. I think I can do this as a side for rotis too.

  2. the soup was really good! Thank you.

  3. wow.. looks delicious.. nice click..

  4. Lovely space with warm homely recipes, Srimathi!!

    Love the soup!!and all the ingredients which goes in it..Brilliant click!!..
    have not heard of the Pinto it our rajma/soya kind..cousin or so?? ;)..

    Oh yeah..we have to be careful with the Pizza base.First time with my trial bake, the base came out like a card board ;)'s all abt the time and the oven settings.Usually oven turns anything towards the drier end.Making the dough extra soft and usage of more of olive oil is the solution to hard base.

    I am still in the learning stage, Sri!!:)

  5. Delicious rich soup. Loved it and perfectly accompanied by the lovely click.

  6. Looks good and filling healthy soup!

  7. Warm and refreshing soup...

  8. Nice for a chilly day!soup is really tempting!,nice pics.

  9. that ceratinly looks creamy and delicious

  10. Nice clcik..Soup looks delicious ...

  11. Lovely click...the soup looks too good :)

  12. Rich n yumm soup..I love beans in my soup :-)

  13. Woww, such a catchy and nutritious soup..lipsmacking!!

  14. Very comforting bowl of soup, like ur display style.

  15. such a filling one meal soup! lovely tempting picture.

  16. Soup is inviting, Beans are supposed to be taken once in a week in our diet for it's rich nutrients, Love this Mexican rich Pinto Bean soup, it's my fav bean !!

  17. Super healthy soup menu, looks delish and I love the soup pot, very cute.

  18. Healthy and very filling soup. Nice clicks Srimathi.

  19. Hi Sri, Please grab the award I have shared with u here. My hearty wishes to you to receive more, Congrats !!


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