Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

There are so many things I love about beans – but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things – sorry.  I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this Mexican version my be my favorite. Well, it is probably a tie between this and the Cajun Red Beans & Rice.

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After years of the slow cooker, stovetop, and pressure cooker, I have come to believe the very best way to cook beans is in a Dutch Oven on a low temperature for a long time.

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That is precisely what I did for this recipe. One pound of rinsed, dry beans goes into a large Dutch oven.

To that, I added:

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  • 24 oz of chicken broth
  • 10 oz chardonnay
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes & green chilies

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  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ c sundried tomatoes packed in seasoned oil ((with oil))
  • 1 T vegetable oil

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  • ¼ c ponzu ((shh, it’s my favorite secret ingredient!!))
  • 2 c chopped white onions
  • 4 strips chopped applewood smoked bacon ((raw))

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Once it has cooked away it will look like this:

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Isn’t it pretty?? The spicy/smoky aroma alerts your tastebuds to imminent yumminess!

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A simple garnish of pickled veggies, a scoop of fresh salsa & shredded cheddar is all this soup needs. However, chips and queso never hurt anyone right???

Mexican Jumping Beans
Serves 10
Spicy & hearty, this Mexican bean soup is a yummy twist on traditional bean soup.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr 30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr 30 min
330 calories
36 g
15 g
12 g
16 g
3 g
274 g
510 g
4 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
274g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 510mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
32%
Calcium
17%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb bag dried beans, rinsed
  2. 2 T homemade taco seasoning
  3. 1 t garlic blend seasoning
  4. 24 oz of chicken broth
  5. 10 oz chardonnay
  6. 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  7. 14 oz can of diced tomatoes & green chilies
  8. ¼ c sundried tomatoes packed in seasoned oil ((with oil))
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. ¼ c ponzu
  11. 2 c chopped white onions
  12. 4 strips chopped applewood smoked bacon ((raw))
  13. 1 T vegetable oil
  14. 2 T pickled onions and carrots, for garnish
  15. 1 c hand shredded cheddar, for garnish
  16. your favorite salsa, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 250°. Place all ingredients in the dutch oven, stir to combine. Place lid on the Dutch oven and place in oven for 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Once cooking is complete, season with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Garnish with pickled veggies, your favorite salsa & shredded cheese.
  4. Serves 8 to 10
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calories
330
fat
12g
protein
16g
carbs
36g
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