Pinto Bean and Sausage Soup

For this soup recipe we break out our Insta-Pot/Pressure Cooker to help speed up the process and get us ready for dinner in a hurry.  Those Colorado pinto beans are the perfect ingredient in this soup and add a great flavor. Happy Cooking, Chef Jason

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 55 mins | Pressure Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes | Pressure Release Time: 12-15 Minutes


  • 2 tbsp Oil, Canola/Olive Oil Blend
  • 1 ½ cup Onion, Yellow, Fresh
  • 1 ½ cup Carrots, Baby, Fresh
  • 1 ½ cup Celery, Fresh, with Leaves
  • 2 lbs Sausage, Beef, Cooked
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, Fresh, Paste
  • 1 ½ Tomato, Diced, Canned, 15 oz
  • 1 sprig Thyme, fresh
  • 1 sprig Rosemary, fresh
  • 6-8 cups Stock, Chicken
  • 1 lb Beans, Pinto, Colorado
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Parsley, Italian, Fresh


  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using ovens, grills and any cooking tools
  4. Prep all ingredients above as shown and have set aside in prep containers
  5. Plug in Insta-Pot or Pressure Cooker and turn to SAUTE setting, let heat for 10 minutes
  6. Add oil, onions, carrots and celery and saute until onions start to brown
  7. Add sausage coins and cook until they start to brown
  8. Add garlic, diced tomatoes, thyme and rosemary and mix into veggies, cook for 3 minutes
  9. Add chicken stock and beans and mix well to combine
  10. Place lid on Insta-Pot or pressure cooker, turn pressure release valve to closed
  11. Cancel saute function and press Pressure Cook, High Pressure setting
  12. Set timer for 40 minutes and allow Insta-Pot or pressure cooker to build pressure and start the timer
  13. After the 40 minutes, turn valve to release pressure or vent (be cautious during this process and vent slowly, cover vent with a towel during the start of venting to help keep steam and water under control)
  14. Allow Insta-Pot or Pressure cooker to fully vent and release pressure
  15. Carefully and slowly open the lid of the Insta-Pot or pressure cooker
  16. Remove sprig of thyme and rosemary
  17. Check beans for doneness and if not to desired doneness, repeat the pressure cooking process in 5 minute increments until beans meet you desired doneness. Also complete proper pressure release process
  18. Once beans are cooked to desired doneness, check flavor and adjust with salt and pepper to taste
  19. Add the chopped parsley and mix to combine
  20. Serve with bread or toasted breadsticks

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