Chunky Beef and Bean Soup

Chunky Beef and Bean Soup

SheKnows
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hr 15 min
  • Total: 3 hr 35 min
  • Serving: 10

Hearty pinto beans add protein to Chunky Beef and Bean Soup.

Ingredients

  • 1, 16 ounce package dry pinto beans, rinsed and sorted
  • water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1, 9 ounce package frozen French-style green beans
  • 1, 8 ounce can tomato sauce

Directions

  1. In 5 quart Dutch oven over high heat, heat beans and 8 cups water to boiling; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover; let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans; set aside.
  2. In same Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion until pan juices evaporate and meat is browned, stirring occasionally. Return beans to Dutch oven; stir in wine, salt, sugar, thyme, pepper and 6 cups water; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer 1 3/4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in frozen beans and tomato sauce; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer 15 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring often.

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