A delicious and hearty soup is a great way to end a busy day. I for one, love the combination of beans and bacon as it is rich and delicious. This Instant Pot Bean and Bacon Soup is an amazing, fast and easy meal to feed your family any night of the week.
This recipe is very reminiscent of a soup I enjoyed as a child. The only differences are that this one is home coked and not from a can and pack and little kick of jalapeno. The flavors are spot on, and every bite transports me back to my family table. Perfect for any night of the week, offering a delicious and comforting meal for everyone in your family.
We love to cook this frequently, not only does it store well but it is also great when you have company over. We like to serve it with a loaf of fresh crusty bread and butter for dipping. It is a delicious, whole rounded meal that everyone around the table always enjoys.
The Smokey bacon, combined with the jalapeno, beans and vegetables make for an amazing flavor experience. Surely you will want to make this as often as I do.
Rich, filling and comforting.
Now is a great time to get started making this Instant Pot Bean and Bacon Soup.
What You Need to Make This Instant Bean and Bacon Soup
You do not require a large abundance of ingredients to create this delicious dish. In fact, you probably have most of these items in your pantry already.
Here is what you need:
Pinto beans – We prefer to use pinto beans in this recipe as they cook well in a short period of time in the Instant Pot.
Bacon – You can use any kind of bacon that you have on hand to create this soup.
Vegetable broth – You can substitute chicken broth if necessary, but vegetable broth is what we think works best for this recipe.
White onion – White onion is important when it comes to this recipe, using any other type of onion is not suggested.
Jalapenos – We die the jalapenos for this recipe. If you want to play down the spice a little, make sure to seed them as well.
Onion salt – Onion salt provides a delicious flavor to this recipe. Make sure to use onion salt, rather than onion powder.
Salt – Do not skip the salt. Seasoning is extremely important.
Pepper – Again, seasoning is extremely important, so do not omit the pepper.
Cumin – This will help to provide a delicious hint of flavor to this soup.
Paprika – Paprika is delicious in this soup. You can also choose to use smoked paprika if you so choose.
Cayenne pepper – This adds a spicy kick to the soup that will round out the flavors.
How to Make Instant Pot Bean and Bacon Soup
Wash your pinto beans in a strainer. Make sure to drain them properly.
Place your beans, chopped bacon, diced onion and jalapenos into the instant pot. Stir the ingredients well to combine them.
Top the mixture with vegetable broth and add in your seasonings. Make sure that you stir well to combine them properly.
Place the lid on your Instant pot and set it to high pressure for 1 hour. Make sure that you set the seal valve to close.
Once the Instant pop stops counting, release the pressure.
Serve with a loaf of crusty bread, cornbread or even a delicious sandwich.
- Instant Pot
- 1 lb dry pinto beans
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 28 oz container vegetable broth
- 1 white onion diced
- 2 jalapenos diced
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Wash beans in a strainer. Drain.
- Place beans, chopped bacon, diced onion, and jalapenos into the instant pot. Stir well.
- Top with vegetable broth. Add in salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, onion salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir well.
- Place the lid on the instant pot. Set to high pressure for 60 minutes – 1 hour. Set seal valve to close.
- Once the instant pot stops counting release pressure. Serve with cornbread.