Jeff's Black Bean Soup

Jeff made a batch of his black bean soup and told me his recipe, so I thought I'd give it a try! TJs didn't have collard greens so I tried kale. He cooks his beans in a big pot where he makes the soup, but I made the beans in the Instant Pot and added them at the end. It makes a very hearty soup!


1 lb black beans, soaked overnight
3-4 purple carrots, chopped
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
Collard greens or kale, chopped
vegetable broth (or just bean broth)
Tomatoes, chopped (optional)

1 T cumin seeds
1 T coriander
1 bay leaf
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt


Put the soaked beans in the Instant Pot to cook. (If soaked overnight, set pot to 20 minutes.)

In a soup pot, saute the onion, pepper, cumin seeds, and a little salt in oil for a few minutes. Add the celery and carrots and saute another few minutes. Add the rest of the spices and stir.  Add tomatoes if using.

When the instant pot beans are cooked, pour the whole lot (water and beans) into the pot. Add chopped greens and bring to a boil. Cook another 15 minutes or so, until the greens are soft. Serve!

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