Vegan 15 Bean Soup for the Instant Pot

November 30, 2020

A Vegan 15 Bean Soup using one of those little bags of soup mix and my Instant Pot. From dried beans to deliciously healthy soup in just 1 hour. Pure Magic!

Course: Main

Cuisine: American

Servings: 16 Servings

Calories: 142 kcal

Author: Chuck Underwood at

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 1 hr

Vegan 15 Bean Soup for the Instant Pot


  • 1 bag Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup Blend(without the seasoning)
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth (low sodium)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce (low sodium)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 med Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 green Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced (optional)
  • 1 can Green Chiles, chopped (7oz)
  • 2 stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (sliced)
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes(15oz)
  • 2 handfuls Fresh Spinach (optional)
  • 2 Tbs Lime Juice (1 lime)


  1. Throw away that little seasoning packet in the beans, we won’t be using it.
  2. Rinse the beans well, and add them to your Instant Pot
  3. To the Instant Pot, add the broth, water, soy sauce, garlic, onion, peppers, chiles, celery, carrots, cumin, thyme, and bay leaf. Attach the lid and set to SEALING.
  4. Set your Instant Pot to MANUAL mode, HP, and 45 minutes.
  5. When finished cooking, allow to vent naturally. OR, cover pressure release valve with a clean washcloth, and using a wooden spoon – CAREFULLY and SLOWLY release the pressure manually.
  6. Remove lid and stir in tomatoes, spinach, and lime juice. Mix well and check for seasoning. Add additional salt and pepper if needed.


• With the Soy Sauce and the Veggie Broth the sodium content for 1 serving is 256mg. For those of you watching your sodium intake, you can eliminate the soy sauce, and sub additional water in place of the veggie broth.

15 Bean Soup – Quick Soak Method:

If you wish to cook your beans on the stovetop, you may follow this quick soaking method.

• Forgot to soak your beans overnight? Follow this method to quickly soak your beans: Rinse and drain your beans. Then, place in a pot and cover with 3 inches of cold water, and boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove, place a lid on the pot, and let the beans sit for about 1 hour. Drain, rinse, and cook according to recipe instructions.

• The above might not seem “quick,” since the beans need to soak for an hour, but it’s a much faster option than overnight soaking.

How did you modify this recipe? Please share in the comments. Thank you for sharing!

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