Black Bean Soup | Instant Pot Recipe

This Instant Pot Black Bean Soup recipe is a simple pour and cook recipe that’s great for beginners. It’s also a great base recipe for bean soups in your pressure cooker.

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What Makes This Soup So Great?

  • Easy. A simple Instant Pot recipe.
  • Delicious. Packed with flavor.
  • Vegetarian. Omit the bacon for a Vegetarian or Vegan version.
  • Pour and Cook. Just pour the ingredients in and cook. Adjust the texture of this soup with an immersion blender after it’s cooked.

Sometimes the simplest of recipes can produce unexpectedly robust taste. This easy Instant Pot Black Bean Soup is one of those recipes. It tastes so good, it’s hard to believe how little time goes into making such a hearty dish!

Are Black Beans Healthy?

Yes, black beans are a healthy option. Here’s why:

  • Fiber. 7.5 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Protein. 7.6 grams of protein in each half-cup portion.
  • Vitamins. High in calcium and iron.
  • Filling. You’re less likely to overeat with this filling ingredient.

How Do You Make Black Bean Soup From Scratch?

You won’t believe how easy this black bean soup recipe is. I couldn’t be happier with how helpful my Instant Pot can be on busy days. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Cook for 45 minutes on High Pressure.
  3. 10 mins Natural Pressure Release.
  4. Use an Immersion blender on a portion of the soup.
  5. Garnish with green onions and enjoy!

Black Bean Soup Variations

I can promise you this recipe is fantastic as written. That being said, it’s also a great base recipe. Use one of my suggestions below to take this recipe up a notch or two.

  • If you have more time, brown the bacon and diced onion separately while the soup cooks and add at the end for a burst of flavor!
  • Leave the bacon out entirely for a Vegan version.
  • You can use red beans for this soup if you prefer.
  • You can also pour all the ingredients into your slow cooker and make a great slow cooker black bean soup in this fashion.
  • I use this immersion blender for a smooth and creamy Pressure Cooker Black Bean Soup.
  • Serve over rice for a Black Bean and Rice soup.

Tips and Tricks for Cooking Black Beans In Your Pressure Cooker

Cooking black beans in your Instant Pot isn’t hard or intimidating. Use some of my tips and tricks below to make the next time you cook beans in your pressure cooker a breeze.

How Do You Cook Dried Black Beans Fast?

Soaking. Soak these beans in hot water for an hour before cooking to get them done quickly.
Pressure Cooking. Using the Instant Pot cuts down on HOURS of cooking time versus traditional stovetop cooking methods.
Liquid. Having the right ratio of liquid helps these cook correctly in a fraction of the time without being under-cooked or over-cooked.

What Is The Ratio Of Beans To Water In The Instant Pot?

It depends on the type of bean, and how much you’re cooking at once. Every bean cooks differently and needs different ratios and cook times for the Instant Pot.

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Black Bean Soup

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This Black Bean Soup combines a handful of ingredients for an easy dump and cook soup in your Instant Pot.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Soups

Cuisine: American, Mexican

Keyword: Black Bean and Bacon Soup, Black Bean Soup, Instant Pot Black Bean Soup, Pressure Cooker Black Bean Soup

Servings: 6

Calories: 129kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

For Pressure cooker

  • Place all ingredients except green onions into the inner liner of your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker.

  • Cook on high pressure for 45 mins (can also use Bean cycle). Allow it to release pressure for 10 minutes, and then slowly release all remaining pressure. If it foams, stop and start the pressure release, or just wait a little longer for more pressure to release naturally.

  • Using an immersion blender, roughly purée some of the soup to thicken it while leaving other beans intact.

  • Garnish with green onions and serve.

For Slow Cooker

  • Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and cook for 8-10  hours on high, or until the beans are soft. If you want to speed up cooking time, use beans that have been soaked the night before, or soak beans in hot water for 1 hour prior to cooking.

  • Using an immersion blender, roughly purée some of the soup to thicken it while leaving other beans intact.

  • Garnish with green onions and serve.

  • If you have more time, brown the bacon and diced onion separately while the soup cooks and add at the end for a burst of flavor!
  • Leave the bacon out entirely for a Vegan version.
  • You can use red beans for this soup if you prefer.
  • You can also pour all the ingredients into your slow cooker and make a great slow cooker black bean soup in this fashion.
  • I use this immersion blender.

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Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g

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Originally Published September 22, 2017

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