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Hearty Bean and Vegetable Soup

Ready In: 3 hours 20 minutes
Serves: 8
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarLow Sodium

What you'll need

Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large pot
Instant Pot or stovetop


Serves 8
1/2 cup Pink Beans dried
1/2 cup Lentils dried
1/2 cup Black Beans dried
1/2 cup Yellow Split Peas dried
1/2 cup Kidney Beans dried
1/2 cup Black-eyed Peas dried
8 cups Water
1/2 pound Smoked Ham Hock
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1 teaspoon Dried Marjoram
1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
1 cup Onion chopped
1/2 cup Carrots chopped
1/2 cup Celery chopped
28 ounces Tomatoes no-salt added, diced, with juices
8 ounces Tomato Sauce


Instant Pot Directions

Remove the lid of the Instant Pot and turn on the Sauté setting. Add 1 tbsp oil and chopped onion, carrots, and celery to Instant Pot bowl. Stir to sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.


Rinse beans under cold running water. Then add them to the Instant Pot.


Add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot. Stir.


Cook on HIGH pressure for 45 minutes. When that time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually remove any remaining pressure. (It will take 10-15 minutes to pressurize, plus 10-15 minutes to depressurize, so your total cook time will be about 75 minutes.)


Discard bay leaf. Remove ham hock from soup. Remove meat from hone; shred meat with two forks and return to soup before serving.

Stovetop Directions

Rinse dried pink beans, lentils, black beans, yellow split peas, kidney beans, and blackeye peas under cold running water. Place beans, lentils, and peas in a large bowl, then cover with water to two inches above the mixture. Cover and let stand eight hours, then drain.


Combine drained bean, lentil and pea mixture, water, and ham hock in a large pot; bring to a boil. Add spices, onion, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer two hours. Uncover and cook one hour.


Discard bay leaf. Remove ham hock from soup. Remove meat from bone; shred meat with two forks. Return meat to soup and serve.

Chef's Tips

Pink beans are used in the Caribbean, such as in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Pintos beans are similar, and can be used as a replacement in areas where pink beans aren't available. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2.00 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*

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