Afia Kibbeh and Pinto Bean Soup

Pinto bean soup in a bowl featuring Afia Kibbeh.

Chilly days call for cozy meals with Afia!  Enjoy this recipe with Afia Kibbeh, or Falafel, and spice it more or less as you please.


1 (16 oz) bag of dried pinto beans, rinsed
1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
2 slices of chopped bacon (optional)
1 whole carrot
1 jalapeño
1 small onion
1 tomato, cut into large chunks
1 - 2 tsp Fiesta Spices Pinto Bean Seasoning
1 bay leaf
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Optional: 1 bottle of beer
Garnish w/chopped red onion, crispy bacon & cilantro (bacon is optional)

In a large pot, cover dried beans with 2 inches of water & add everything, but the beer. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low boil. As liquid absorbs add the beer (optional) and more, if needed. Beans will take around an hour to develop a nice flavor and thick gravy. Serve in a bowl with lots of garnish. Use leftovers for refried beans.