Are you looking for the best healthy Instant Pot soup recipe? Our easy and flavorful Spicy Instant Pot Bean Soup can be made in one hour in your pressure cooker!
During busy weeks, it can be extremely hard to keep a healthy meal on the table for my family. I really don’t know what I’d do without my Instant Pot in times like this!
It’s so easy to make nourishing homemade soup in the Instant Pot. I often just toss whatever veggies and meat I have in there with some homemade chicken stock and spices – and that’s the soup we eat.
However, I do like to mix it up. My Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Soup is a huge favorite (as is my Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Soup), but it’s not so great when you’re sick. We had a bunch of dried beans, so I decided to make a bean soup recipe. I made it spicy to help clear out our sinuses, but you can cut back on the spice level if you prefer.
I have had a lot of people ask if you really need to cook the beans for the full hour and if the no soak method really works. We have cooked this recipe many times and feel it turns out best when you cook the beans for a full hour in the pressure cooker without soaking them first.
You’ll also want to check out our Instant Pot Bean Recipes for easy pressure cooker recipes for refried beans, baked beans and 13 bean soup.
Easy Spicy Instant Pot Bean Soup
- 8 ounces red beans dried
- 8 ounces pinto beans dried
- 1 quart homemade chicken stock or vegetable broth
- 1 jalapeno de-seeded and minced
- 1 serrano pepper de-seeded and minced
- 1 white onion diced
- 4 strips uncured bacon diced
- 1/2 bundle fresh cilantro thick stems removed and leaves chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Filtered water
- Wash the beans in a strainer until the water runs clear. Remove any pebbles.
- Place beans, onion, cilantro, peppers, and broth in your Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker), then stir until well combined.
- Add the bacon and garlic to the Instant Pot, then stir.
- Add all of the spices next, then stir well.
- Add the filtered water until it reaches the max level (marked on the Instant Pot inner pot).
- Set the Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker) on high pressure mode for 1 hour. Use natural pressure release (allow the pressure to on its own).
- Serve hot! Makes great leftovers too.