Beef and Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (16 oz each) refried beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole black beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Preparation
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and celery, and cook 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add garlic, cook one minute more.
  2. Add refried beans, black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, and stock and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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