Flavorful Red Bean Soup

Bowl of red bean soup

After making bean soup many times, I’ve arrived at this particular method of preparing them. I enjoy it because the flavor that comes out is rich and is quite the contrast if all you are used to is canned beans.

When I have a bowl of red bean soup, I add a little bit of cooked rice. For condiments, I’ll have any of the following: ripe avocado, sour cream, hard cheese and tortillas. There are times where I’ll have all of them and it becomes a hearty meal.

A link to the YouTube video: Flavorful Red Bean Soup


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lbs. Organic Red Beans


  • 1 Bay Leave
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 4.5 tsp Diamond Kosher Salt
  • .5 tsp Dry Oregano


  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 Onion
  • 1/4 Green Pepper


  • 6.5 Cups of Water - (1.53 Liters)


  1. Clean beans to remove any possible debris.
  2. Rinse the beans thoroughly
  3. Add beans, spices, chopped ingredients and water to Instant Pot.
  4. Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow 10 minutes to pass and then release pressure.
  5. **If you have soaked the beans the day before then cooking at high pressure can be set to 9 minutes instead.