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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Soup

This is an easy homemade Instant Pot pinto bean soup recipe that is packed with flavor and can be vegetarian soup too! Load it up with vegetables and there’s no soaking required to start from scratch. Use dry pinto beans to make this healthy pressure cooker soup. 

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If you’re looking for an easy and healthy pressure cooker soup this flavorful Instant Pot pinto bean soup should be on the menu this week! One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes. Perfect for any time of year. NO soaking beans required! (originally published 4/18, affiliate links present)

Just one of our favorite Instant Pot beans recipes that’s super cheap to make.

You can use dry or canned like we did with our Instant Pot black bean soup.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Seriously, I really just made this up on the fly. Ended up being thrilled that it came out so yummy the first time around!! You see I found some bags of dry pinto beans at the Dollar Store and I figured I could make something out of them for dinner.

I saw I had celery, carrots, onions, garlic and chicken stock. So I went from there. My family loved it so much I made it in my Crock Pot Express the following week too.

Instant Pot Bean Soup

Pinto soup was served to me at a restaurant before but had never made it myself. 

Instant Pot Pinto Bean Soup

Pressure cooking soups are game changers. I made this pressure cooker bean soup earlier this month using Northern Beans. Amazing is all I have to. It is similar to this recipe though I packed it with more veggies and of course used pinto beans.

I love the fact that there is no soaking required. You can make a pot of beans in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crock Pot Express in about 50 minutes. Just throw them in with some water, add salt, include a ham hock if you want, and lock the lid. 

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Here is what you need. Of course you could really amp up the amount of vegetables you include too. The more the marrier.

Instant Pot Bean Soup Recipe

  1. Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crock Pot Express – I have them all, here’s a great post sharing the differences
  2. Pinto beans – dry in the bag
  3. Chicken broth – or vegetable broth
chicken broth
  1. Carrots
  2. Celery
  3. Canned diced chiles
  4. Diced tomatoes – I like petite diced
  5. Could add bacon bits or saute some diced bacon and add in
  6. Water – for the initial cooking of the beans

If you’re making this pinto bean soup in your Crock Pot Express the only real difference is that you use the brown button instead of saute.  The rest are the same buttons and work perfect.

Once you try this Instant Pot soup you’ve gotta’ try some of our other under 20 minutes electric pressure cooker recipes

Note: Cook time for beans will vary just slightly depending on how tender you like them. We find this timing to be best for us.

Time needed: 7 minutes.

Instant Pot White Bean Soup

  1. Soften dry beans

    Put water and dry beans in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot Express pot, or Ninja Foodi. Close steam valve, and push the bean button and set time to 60 minutes.

    Allow to naturally release for 5-10 minutes and then drain water, put beans aside.

  2. Canned beans

    If you’d rather use canned beans you can skip the 60 minute step above. Rather, just drain and rinse beans in the can and move on to step 3.

    This will cut cook time from over an hour to closer to 15 minutes.

  3. Saute

    Push the saute button on your Instant Pot or brown button on your CPE and melt your butter. Then add your diced onions and spices and cook until onions start to soften. Turn pot off.

  4. Cook

    Add all other ingredients into your pot, stir, and put lid back on.
    Close steam valve and push the soup button, high setting for 7 minutes followed by a quick release.

    Serve!! I like it with some parmesan cheese on top too.

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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Soup

This is an easy homemade Instant Pot pinto bean soup recipe that is packed with flavor and can be a vegetarian soup too! Load it up with vegetables and there’s no soaking required to start from scratch and use dry pinto beans. Perfect for dinner and a dish the kids will love too!
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword bean, easy, healthy, instant pot, pinto bean, pressure cooker, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 172kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put water and dry beans in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot Express pot, close steam valve, and push the bean button and set time to 60 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release for 5-10 minutes and then drain water, put beans aside.
  • Push the saute button on your Instant Pot or brown button on your CPE and melt your butter, then add your diced onions and spices and cook until onions start to soften. Turn pot off.
  • Add all other ingredients into your pot, stir, and put lid back on.
  • Close steam valve and push the soup button, high setting for 7 minutes.
  • Serve!! I like it with some parmesan cheese on top too.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pinto Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 977mg42%
Potassium 822mg23%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 4610IU92%
Vitamin C 57mg69%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Susan

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Dee-licious recipe, it worked the first time I tried it, I finished it with cumin and cilantro. I served it with store-bought tamales, tortilla chips, and guacamole. I've been making soups this winter in my instapot and I plan to add this pinto bean soup into my rotation of carrot soup, chicken rice soup, and black bean soup.

Kat

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

I cook dry beans in my IP one or 2 times a week. Mostly black beans but sometimes garbanzos or black eyed peas. I followed this recipe exactly (ratio wise) but after 60 minutes, plus 10 minutes natural release my pinto beans were still super hard. I drained them them added the rest of the ingredients then cooked them another 7 minu. The beans were still rock hard. After another 12 minutes of cooking plus natural release they were more palatable but still hard.

Mayci

Saturday 17th of October 2020

I loved this recipe. I was craving a good bean soup, and this hit the spot. The only thing I did differently, I added some potatoes because I needed to use then up. It’s so good with potatoes! I’ll be making this again.

Brittney

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

This recipe was a wow for me. I do a lot of cooking and I loved this! I followed the recipe with a few minor adjustments (I cooked the beans but ran out of time to finish the soup for dinner that night so I covered the beans in the instant pot over night and stuck them in the fridge) the next day I took it straight out of the fridge and added everything else. I didn’t sauté the onion first because I didn’t feel like taking the beans out (sautéing always adds flavor but this was awesome anyways). My diced tomatoes had garlic flavoring to them. Everything else was the same. This may be one of my new favorite soup recipes.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 27th of August 2020

OH good!

Andrew

Monday 22nd of June 2020

I think this recipe is missing something. The water is used in step 1. But I think you also really need to add water for step 4. But possibly the recipe has omitted how much water to use for step 1, as it generally appears to list the ingredients in the order they are used.

Linda

Saturday 1st of January 2022

@Medmom, No after the beans were par cooked it said add the rest of the ingredients

Kat

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

@Andrew, the 4 cups of broth is the liquid for the soup- replacing the water drained out with the beans.

Medmom

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Did you forget the 32 ounces of broth?

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