Hearty 15 BEAN SOUP® in the Instant Pot

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Bless This Mess

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.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes



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  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. Select browning/saute to preheat the pressure cooker. Add the olive oil or butter and onion, celery, and carrots. Saute until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add washed and sorted 15 bean mix to the pot, add the seasoning packet, and the broth. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the ham hocks, shanks, or ham bone to the pot.
  5. Lock the lid in place, make sure the vent is set to seal, and select high pressure and 35 minute cook time.
  6. When the cooking time ends, use the quick pressure release.
  7. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully.
  8. Remove the ham pieces and bones and place them on a plate.
  9. Remove any extra meat and discard the non-edible pieces.
  10. Return the ham meat to the pot and stir to combine.
  11. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.


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.

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