creamy black bean soup

Smoky and Creamy Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

The acid of the Red Wine Vinegar adds a unique brightness that contrasts perfectly with the creamy beans. Serve with Cilantro Lime rice for a completely amazing experience.

black bean soup

Smoky Black Bean Soup

This creamy and delicious Black Bean soup is prepared from dry beans and a few fresh ingredients from your pantry. You will love the convenience of preparing it in the Instant Pot.


  • 1 Lb Dry Turtle Beans (Black Beans)
  • 10 Cups Filtered Water
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion, Large
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, small Optional
  • 3 Tbs Lard, Ghee, or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Olive Oil


  • Rinse beans and soak overnight with 10 cups of water in large bowl or Instant Pot liner.
  • In the morning rinse beans, discard water, and fill Instant Pot liner with beans and 8 cups water or broth.
  • Add ham bone or smoked turkey for flavoring if desired and cook on high pressure for 45 mins.
  • Chop or dice onion, peppers, and garlic.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a heavy skillet and saute' onion, garlic, and peppers until soft.
  • Remove a little broth from cooked beans and add to blender or stick blender vessel.
  • Add aromatics from skillet to broth and blend/puree until fine.
  • Add pureed aromatic seasonings, spices, and any diced meat if desired to Instant Pot.
  • Replace lid and cook for 20 mins, or use chili/bean setting if desired. You can also use the slow cooker function on LOW setting until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add vinegar and olive oil. Mix well.


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