Navy Bean Soup-Pressure Cooker

Navy Bean Soup-Pressure Cooker

  • Prep Time: 12 hrs
  • Total Time: 12 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “Recipe posted by request.”


  • 4cupsdried navy beans
  • 1/2 cupvegetable oil
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 3lbsham shank
  • 2mediumonions, chopped
  • 4carrots, sliced
  • 4celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/4 cupminced green pepper
  • 2cupstomato sauce
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3quartswater
  • Directions

  • Soak beans overnight in vegetable oil, salt and water to cover.
  • Drain and discard liquid.
  • Place beans and all remaining ingredients in cooker.
  • Close cover securely.
  • Place pressure regulator on vent pipe and cook 30 minutes at 15 pounds pressure.
  • Let pressure drop of its own accord.
  • Reviews

  • “I used this recipe as my first with my new pressure cooker and couldn’t be more happy with the results.The taste was wonderful and the soup was fragrant.The only change I made was to add a clove of garlic. Thanks Diana”

  • “This is really good!I did soak my beans overnight but omitted the oil and added a half tablespoon red pepper flakes to give it a little heat.I didn’t have a green bell pepper only a red…added four cloves of sliced garlic as well.Go easy on the salt since the ham shank can be on the salty side.Next time I think I’ll add some greens (chard, kale) to it to make it even more nutritious.”

  • “This was really good!!!I’m new to using a pressure cooker, and this soup turned out perfectly.It’s a keeper.”

  • “Only have a 4 quart pressure cooker.Had to cut recipe in half.Good flavoring.Liked the taste.”

  • “This one is a definite keeper.The flavors were absolutely delicious.I soaked my beans overnight, sans oil.The oil may help to elimiate foaming of the beans when added to the cooker with the other ingredients.I actually forgot to add it at that time, but luckily there was no foaming. My pressure cooker only allowed for 2 quarts of water to be added.I was at inside max marker.The consistency of the finished soup was perfect! Thanks so much for posting.I wish I could give you more stars.”

  • “No need to add the oil when soaking the beans.The oil floats to the top and serves no purpose, so I omitted it from the recipe.Other than that, this makes a pretty good soup!”