Hey, I Can Make That!, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

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Batch Cooking, black beans, Corn, Recipes, Soups

Black Bean Soup – Sugar, Oil and Salt Free


Black Bean Soup

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Be Green With Amy Makes Black Bean Soup!

Note: Uses liquid from Black Beans Recipe

1 12 oz bag frozen, organic corn

1 16 oz bag frozen pepper and onion

1 16 oz bag frozen California veggie mix

1 jar low or no salt salsa or 1 can of no salt tomatoes

1 TBS cumin

1/4 cup non-fortified, nutritional yeast

2 TBS Benson Table Tasty (I use this often, but you may use your favorite salt substitute.)

1 TBS Chilly 9000 (or to taste)

1 can no salt Rotell (optional for heat)

4 cups cooked, black beans or 2 cans, unsalted, black beans.

Filtered Water

Add water to max fill line


Put all ingredients in Instant Pot

Cook for 1 minute.


I like to add cooked a starch like farro, brown rice, potato or quinoa also mushrooms to my bowl of black bean soup when I serve it.

I like to freeze extra soup in silicone bags for future, delicious meals.

I use these to remove the Instant Pot liner for easy pouring.

This is so much fun to use to release steam from the Instant Pot. I have a dragon which blows steam!

It is handy to have instant boiling water at your sink. This is what I have at my kitchen sink.

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Batch Cooking, Beans, black beans, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker, Recipes

Black Beans in Instant Pot- Sugar, Oil and Salt Free

Black Beans
Watch Amy make Black Beans with Chef AJ!

I love to batch cook. This recipe uses leftover liquid from my ChickPeas Recipe.

2 Pounds of Dry Black Beans

Liquid from ChickPeas Recipe.

Filtered Water


Rinse and drain black beans with clean water – I use this to rinse my grains and beans.

Place rinsed beans into Instant Pot

Add liquid from ChickPeas recipe.

Fill Instant Pot with water to max fill line. For faster cooking, use boiling hot water. I have this at my kitchen sink for instant boiling water.


Cook for 40 minutes. 

Natural Pressure Release.

Drain cooked beans into colander. 

I use these to grip the Instant Pot liner. Very useful, especially when the liner is hot!

I use this to divert the steam from the Instant Pot. Mine is a steam breathing dragon!

Save liquid for other recipes such as:

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Brownie

My Favorite, Easy, Filling Recipe -Welcome To Healthy Fast Food

You may freeze liquid into silicone ice cube trays for easy storage.

I love to freeze my cooked beans in 1 or 2 cup silicone storage bags so I will always have delicious, SOS Free, cooked beans which can be quickly defrosted.

If you would like help to learn how to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

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