Slow Cooker Pinto Bean and Bacon Soup
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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Pinto Bean and Bacon Soup

Dried Pinto beans and bacon simmered together for a perfect meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pinto bean and bacon soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 20 oz. pkg. Hurst'sⓇ HamBeensⓇ Pinto Beans with Ham Flavor (save flavor packet and add at the end of cook time)
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (optional, add if you want it spicy)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and sliced
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste (add at the end)


  • Rinse and sort the beans, discard any debris. Add to the slow cooker, no need to presoak.
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, jalapeno, bacon, thyme and chicken broth. Wait to add the ham flavor packet. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 7 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • When the cooking time is up, sprinkle over the included ham flavor packet. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!!



Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3146IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg