After side-by-side comparisions and taste testing with a couple of the *real* cans of soup I had left, I have gotten really close to a re-creation for all of us for our long-lost soup. Here is the recipe, enjoy!
- 1/4 cup Ground Beef, browned
- 1 tbsp Beef Fat (from Ground Beef)
- 1-1/2 tsp Tomato Paste
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Corn Starch (mix with 2 tbsp water)
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 can Pinto Beans (with liquid)
Add beef fat to electric fry pan over medium heat. When hot, add tomato paste and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Combine Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, sugar, salt, Paprika and Chili Powder in a small bowl, mix. Add to fat/tomato paste mixture and cook for 30 sec to bloom the spices.
Mix in rest of ingredients, mashing about half of the pinto beans as you do so, heating on low until evenly melted.