13 Bean Soup

By August 31, 2013

Submitted by Julie S.


  • 1 1/2 c. 13 Bean Soup Mix (mixed beans/peas/lentils) Ham Bone
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Soak beans in water overnight (or boil water, remove from stove and place beans for 1 hour to soak).    Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Put the ham bone and beans in the Instant Pot with just enough water to cover.  Seal pot and cook on Bean/Chili setting.
  3. Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button, release pressure naturally, then remove lid.
  4. Remove the ham bone, add remaining ingredients and stir.
  5. Seal pot and cook on soup setting, adjusted down to 20 minutes.
  6. Place damp, cold cloth on top of the lid to absorb heat and speed the natural pressure release.
  7. Open pot and enjoy!


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8 Responses to “13 Bean Soup”

  1. BeeLady says:

    Easy version (quicker too): ham scraps (no bone), chopped onion, large can of chopped green chilies, 2 cups soaked beans, (additional salt or seasoning to taste but ham is usually enough) cover with water to 7 cup mark. Cool on bean setting. Serve with hot cornbread!


    BeeLady Reply:

    Cook not “cool” LOL


  2. PatTaylor says:

    If you cook under pressure for 30 minutes (default time for soup), you don’t need to soak the beans.


    Tammy Reply:

    Do I cook for 30 min. In the beginning and then follow the recipe as stated. Or, do I add all the ingredients at once and cook 30 minutes?


    Brighid Reply:

    I sauteed the onions and carrots (left out celery) in olive oil with some garlic. Then I added the beans, covered them with water leftover from cooking garbanzos for hummus, added the tomatoes and another half can of water. I’ve set on the soup setting – I’ll report back!


    Brighid Reply:

    This came out amazing. Added salt and pepper and some greens at the end. So good.

  3. tyedye says:

    If you do the 1 hour bean soak, this recipe takes about 3 hours to complete from start to finish.
    It’s yummy soup, but make sure you have 3 hours to dedicate to this recipe.


    Jolene Reply:

    This was good to see, as it will take me close to this, but I’m super excited to try the soup when it’s done! Thanks for the heads up!


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