(This is an old recipe that has been removed from my site, but I am leaving the printer-friendly version here in case anyone was a fan of the recipe. Use Pressure Cooker Recipes to find more ideas for your Instant Pot.)

(Makes about 4 servings, recipe created by Kalyn)

Although we created this recipe in a stovetop pressure cooker, you can definitely make it in the Instant Pot, or a Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker if that’s what you have.

1 cup giant white beans, soaked for 8 hours in cold water (or use any white beans)
3 cups water
2 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves
1 onion chopped in 1 inch pieces
1 large carrot, cut in half lengthwise, then into thick half-circles
1/2 cup chopped celery, cut into pieces same size as carrots
1 cup ham cubes, about 1 inch square
ham rinds to flavor soup (or use Goya Ham Flavored Concentrate or barbecue sauce to flavor the broth)
chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


Soak beans in cold water for 8 hours or overnight, drain water and throw away. (You can also cook beans without pre-soaking, but they will take a lot longer to cook.) Put beans in pressure cooker with 3 cups water, bay leaves, and garlic cloves. Lock lid on, then turn on heat and bring cooker to high pressure and cook ten minutes (or set for 10 minutes if you have an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker), then let pressure release slowly. When pressure has been released, remove and discard bay leaves and garlic cloves, but keep all bean cooking liquid.

While beans cook, chop onion, carrot, celery, and ham. Add vegetables and ham to beans and cooking liquid, along with ham rinds (or one of the substitutions above.) Lock lid and turn heat back on, then cook 3 minutes at low pressure (or set for 3 minutes if you have an electric pressure cooker), turn off heat, and let pressure release slowly. Remove ham rinds, and serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

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