Instant Pot® Spicy Black Bean Soup (Vegan)


You don't have to soak beans when using an electric pressure cooker. Adjust the spices to your liking in this healthier, easy-to-make black bean soup that freezes well.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium white onion, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

  • 6 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 pound dry black beans

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped Hatch chile peppers, undrained

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste


  • 1 cup pico de gallo

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and heat until shimmering. Add onion and yellow pepper; cook and stir until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, beans, and chile peppers. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 40 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 25 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Use a stick blender to blend beans until thick and creamy. Season with garlic salt. Serve with pico de gallo, red bell pepper slices, and lime wedges.

Cook's Note:

If you want texture to your bean soup, remove 1 cup of beans with a slotted spoon and return to pot after blending.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
5g Fat
45g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 870mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 31mg 157%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 966mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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