How To Cook Ham And Beans In The Instant Pot

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Ham and Beans in the Instant Pot

Now when youre cooking this dish it may be a good idea to keep family members out the kitchen. Ham hocks aint really all that familiar to a generation of folk and okra is always polarizing.

My crew has been socialized over time to be open to okra given the frequency in which I cook it but initially they were scared off by the slime factor. Dont worry these okra are slime free, as its one of the benefits of cooking them in an instant pot.

The high pressure cooks the slime away, leaving you with tender, delicious okra.

Instant Pot Ham And Beans

“This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but its ready in less than two hours!”

Prep Time

1 package

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 large carrots, peeled and diced

2 stalks celery, diced

7 1/2 cups chicken stock

2 cups cooked diced ham

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

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  • “This ham and bean soup is one of my favorite pressure cooker recipes! This Instant Pot soup tastes like it cooked all day, but its ready in less than two hours!”

    • 1 package HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced

    • 2 stalks celery, diced

    • 7 1/2 cups chicken stock

    • 2 cups cooked diced ham

    • 1 teaspoon black pepper

    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    Cooking Directions

  • Turn pressure cooker to “saute” and add the oil to the pot. Once hot, add the carrots, celery, and onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

  • Rinse and sort through the beans. Add to the pressure cooker along with the chicken stock. Set the seasoning packet aside for later.

  • Turn the pressure cooker off. Put on the lid and set the vent to “sealing.” Set the pressure cooker to “high pressure” for 40 minutes.

  • Once the soup has reached pressure and cooked for 40 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally – about 20 minutes.

  • Remove the lid carefully and stir in the seasoning packet, ham, black pepper, red pepper flakes. Taste and add salt if needed.

  • Serve hot. Sprinkle with fresh parsley as desired.

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    Instant Pot Ham And Bean Soup Made With Leftover Ham Bones

    Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup the perfect way to use that leftover ham bone!

    After a big ham dinner, I always throw the bone and any bits of meat falling from it in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

    A bowl of delicious Instant Pot ham and bean soup.

    I typically pull it out and throw it in the crock pot or Instant Pot, along with a few frozen vegetable remnants, and make stock.

    But this year, I decided that I would use up the frozen ham bone in a different way. It was time to make Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup.

    A frozen ham bone just out of the freezer.

    To be honest, I have never been a fan of bean soup. The dislike stemmed from my childhood.; I remember that distinct smell as I walked into the house as a child as it cooked on the stove.

    I had never even taken a bite of ham and bean soup. But the smell immediately had me begging for my neighborhood friends to invite me to dinner.

    I have since learned to love all types of beans, especially if they are made in the Instant Pot. The texture and flavor are more tolerable to me than when they are made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

    All the ingredients are in the Instant Pot including the frozen ham bone ready to be cooked.

    So this year, I decided to pull out that frozen ham bone and give Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup a try.

    WOW!!!!!; I have been missing out on the amazing flavor of this soup for years!

    A delicious spoonful of ham and bean soup.


    Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup

    Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a classic comfort food staple ! Tender ham chunks are mixed with our favorite bean mixture, celery, carrots, and onions to create the perfect cozy soup!

    This easy ham and bean soup recipe is a favorite way to use up leftover baked ham, and all you need to add is some cornbread!

    I am so excited to partner with Hurst Beans and to share exactly how easy it is to cook beans in an Instant Pot! There is no need to pre-soak them so instead of waiting hours to soak, this meal is on the table in about 90 minutes!

    Hursts HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® is the main ingredient in our favorite Ham and Bean Soup recipe . ;This bowl of comfort is a favorite way to use up our holiday ham and start off our New Year!

    You can find these beans in the dry bean section of almost any grocery store . Along with the beans, a seasoning packet is included in each package of 15 Bean Soup making it simple and perfectly seasoned every time!

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    Can I Freeze A Ham Bone

    YES! You can definitely freeze your ham bone for use later. Freeze for up to 3 months.;Whats great about this recipe is that you can just toss the frozen ham bone right into the instant pot along with all the other ingredients and let it cook.

    What If My Ham Bone Isnt Frozen?;Even if your ham bone isnt frozen, you can still toss it in the pressure cooker and cook for the same amount of time.

    How To Cook Dry Beans In The Instant Pot

    My goal for the next few months is to share 1-2 Instant Pot recipes a month. Many reader friends are new Instant Pot owners, and I want to help you feel confident using your new appliance.

    For many meals, the Instant Pot isnt necessarily a faster way to cook . The appeal of the Instant Pot for these meals is the hands-off time it provides the cook.

    Now there are a number of recipes that shorten the overall cooking time when you make them in the Instant Pot. Soup is one meal that takes less time to make in the Instant Pot than on the stove-top or in the slow-cooker. This chicken and rice soup is the perfect example. Raw chicken, uncooked rice, and veggies are fully cooked into a creamed soup in under 30 minutes.

    Beans are another great example of a meal that can be made quickly in the Instant Pot.

    Dry beans are a very time-consuming ingredient to prepare and cook. First, theres the soaking step, which does help with digestion . Then, after about 12 hours of soaking, the beans are ready to be cooked for hours in the slow-cooker or on the stove-top. The Instant Pot just laughs at this laborious task and says, Let me show you just how quick and easy it can be to cook dry beans.

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    What To Serve With Ham And Bean Soup

    Pressure cooker ham and bean soup is hearty and filling enough to be enjoyed on its own but I usually like to serve something else along side our meals. When we make this simple soup, we like to serve it with this Easy Homemade Cornbread;recipe.

    For the ones who like a little spice, try the Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread recipe. Or sometimes I even make some Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls! Usually though, it just means youve got to have dessert!

    This is one of our favorites and constantly on our menu plan. You might also like Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! So good!

    If you need;an instant pot, Amazon has;several on sale here.;I absolutely love mine. I have the larger one and its perfect! You can also check out the;electric pressure cookers too.;It truly has changed dinner around here because of how quickly meals can be cooked.

    This is so easy that you will wonder why you didnt make it sooner!

    Tips For Making Ham And Bean Soup On The Stove Top Or In The Slow Cooker:

    How to slow cook Ham & Bean Soup in an Instant Pot

    To make this recipe on the stove top, saute the veggies as directed and then add everything else to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook covered, stirring often until the beans are tender, about 4 hours.

    To make ham and bean soup in the slow cooker, saute the veggies as directed and then add everything to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the beans are tender.

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    How To Make Instant Pot Great Northern Beans

    Cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot is amazingly easy. You don’t even have to soak the dried beans. And you can turn a bag of dried beans into a delicious dish that is packed full of nutrition.

    For less than $3 you have the beginnings of a healthy meal, side dish or ingredient for homemade soup and stews.

    Great Northern Beans

    Whats Your Favorite Instant Pot Soup

    Smoky Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup is one of our sweet readers favorites.

    Rich smoky savory bean soup mixed with;super moist, flavorful & tender ham. Love the combination & depths of flavors full of textures.

    The Best part? No need to pre-soak or even quick soak the pinto beans!! How awesome is that?

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    How Do You Make Bean Soup With A Ham Bone

    Making ham and bean soup is easy, and you can make it in whichever method works best for you. The process is quite simple:

    Stove Top

    • If your making this soup on the stove pre soak the beans
    • Add in either a leftover ham bone or a ham bone you can buy from the butcher.
    • Side note: butchers usually also sell ham hocks which will give you the flavor with out the meat chunks. ;Just add some chopped up deli ham sliced thick.
  • Add the veggies and spices
  • Simmer for an hour
  • Remove any bones and serve.
  • Heres what I love about the instant pot and slow cooker though, even fewer steps. ;No pre soaking just:

    Pressure Cooker

    • Then add the veggies on high for another 3 min.
    • Remove bones and bay leaves and serve

    Slow Cooker

    • For the crock pot add everything to the pot, and cook on high for 6 hours
    • Remove the bone and serve.

    Its that easy.

    How Do You Cook Ham And Beans In An Instant Pot

    Instant Pot Butter beans with ham hocks is a super easy ...

    There is no soaking required to make these beans.

    I used my 8 qt Instant Pot Duo for this recipe.

    You will need:

    Learn how to make;Instant Pot southern pinto beans

    Step 1: Add oil to the bottom of your instant pot in the pan and turn on saute function when hot add ham and cook well.

    Step 2: Turn off your pressure cooker and pour in 2 cups of cold water into your Instant Pot. Make sure it is still very hot. It will sizzle. Use a silicone scraper run along the bottom of your pan de-glazing and getting all the brown goodies that will be stuck on the bottom of your pot.

    Step 3: Add your rinsed beans, 4 cups of water, and salt to your pot. Make sure you read my notes above about the salt. Stir.

    Step 4: Secure your lid, turn the valve to sealing setting, push manual pressure cooker button and set the timer for 50 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes.

    Step 5: Enjoy your perfectly cooked ham and beans!

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    Instant Pot Pinto Beans

    Instant Pot Pinto Beans are so easy to make with just 7 ingredients! This no-soak recipe uses dried beans cooked in the pressure cooker. These pinto beans are full of rich flavor, creamy and are great to serve as a main dish with a fresh salad and cornbread. But dont stop there! Theyre also perfect as a side dish, in tacos, chilies and just the thing when youre feeding a crowd.

    About a month ago, I asked my followers on to share their favorite comfort food. I got over 150 comments that included everything from fried chicken to cheese pizza, baked spaghetti to loaded nachos. But a big surprises was that folks think of pinto beans as one of their favorite comfort foods. As a matter of fact, its in the top 5 list of most loved recipes.

    After a bit of thought, I came around to that idea. I also realized that I didnt have a recipe for pinto beans on A Southern Soul. Im a big fan of a big bowl of beans served with some warm cornbread so I got to work on coming up with the easiest way to make that possible. I came up with this method of cooking beans using the Instant Pot. This is a great short cut recipe since you dont have to soak the beans. You can have a big pot of beans ready in a little over an hour.;

    Classic Ham And Bean Soup Made In The Instant Pot With Ham Dry Great Northern Beans Vegetables And A Few Other Simple Ingredients And Cooked In About An Hour Thanks To Use A Pressure Cooker

    Ham and bean soup with a side of cornbread is my happy place. My mom used to buy canned bean and bacon soup and it was my favorite to warm up eat. Now I make big batches of homemade ham and bean soup and keep it in the freezer to warm up when the craving hits. I love that its full of flavor, vegetables, and hearty fiber and protein packed beans. Its a soup I can eat over and over again and it always hits the spot.

    Save your ham bone to make this soup or simply find ham shanks or hocks at the grocery store if you dont have a ham bone in the freezer. This soup is so budget-friendly and it tastes so great that its sure to make it in your meal rotation to be enjoyed often.

    Dont let cooking dried beans scare you because they are so easy to cook and using a pressure cooker makes it a super quick job! No pressure cooker? I have included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.

    This is a recipe that I make over and over again and Im so excited to share it with you today. Im also excited to be working with my friends at Hursts Beans again this year because I love their products and I love working with them to share recipes with their awesome beans. Hursts is a 4th generation family-owned company that is based out of Indiana , and theyve been a brand that has been in my cupboard, my moms cupboard, and my grandmas cupboard for years and years. I grew up loving the 15 Bean Soup Mix, and their products are ones I use and know well.

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    Southern Pinto Beans With Ham

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    Soup beans, or southern pinto beans, are the perfect way to use up a leftover hamhock. This blog post will walk you through making the best ham and bean soup using your Instant Pot. If youve never cooked dry beans before, fear not, this post is just for you!

    Pinto beans are not the typical recipe post on this website, are they? As much as I love creating and eating low carb recipes, there are certainly times when I get in the mood to dust off my heirloom recipes and cook for a taste of nostalgia. I dont do that often anymore which is why it has become a special treat.;

    These Southern pinto beans are one of my husbands favorite meals so I make it especially for him a few times a year. Even though theyre not keto, low carb, or even paleo, the occasional meal like this is what helps us make living our low carb lifestyle more sustainable in the long term. Also, if youre cooking for people who eat a variety of diets, its always good to have a trusted source for recipes of all ranges.;

    I hope that is what Keto in Pearls has become for you! Ill be sharing more recipes like this throughout the year for those times you too want to a bite of home.

    Instant Pot Pinto Beans Ingredients

    Instant Pot Championship Texas Beans Ham Hocks
    • Dried Pinto Beans
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Salt

    This is what I call one of my cheap and cheerful recipes. Dried beans are super inexpensive and can really stretch your grocery budget. They are great when youre feeding a crowd, too. These beans are easy to make and as a bonus, freeze beautifully. I like to use them in nachos, chili recipes and theyre great to add to rice.

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