Black bean soup in brown bowl topped with sour cream and green onions.

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

This soup is packed with bold, well-balanced, and full-bodied flavor. Not to mention almost a mouthful of bacon in every bite!

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword black bean soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 360 kcal
Author Gary White


  • 12 oz. bacon cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 60 oz. canned black beans drained, not rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 4 cups chicken stock


  1. Using sauté setting – add bacon to pot and cook until almost crispy.

  2. Then add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, until soft and translucent. You could drain some of the fat if you like.

  3. Next, add garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, making sure to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom.

  4. Then add black beans, Rotel, spices, and chicken stock. Give a good mix, lock lid, and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.

  5. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves.

  6. Serve topped with your choice of toppings, like sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1070mg 45%
Potassium 832mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 18.7%
Vitamin C 8.1%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 33.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.