Hearty 15 BEAN SOUP® in the Instant Pot made with ham, broth, veggies, and my favorite Hurst’s dried beans, perfect with a side of cornbread.
1 bag Hambeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® , rinsed and sorted
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
1 large onion, diced
3 ribs celery, diced
3-4 carrots, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Seasoning packet that comes with the 15 Bean Soup
8 cups broth (chicken or vegetable is best)
2 pounds ham hocks, shanks, or leftover ham bone
Salt and pepper to taste
This is the fastest way to make this recipe. If you have the time, feel free to let the Instant Pot do a “natural pressure release” at the end of the cooking time.
You are free to use the pork/ham product of your choice – using a leftover ham bone works great. I just toss my ham bone in a zipper-topped freezer bag after dinner and keep it there until I’m ready to make soup.
If you’d like to thicken the soup just a bit, you can blend it for just a few seconds with your immersion blender or you can blend 2 cups of the soup in a traditional blender and then return it to the pot. Blended beans are a great natural thickener.