Instant Pot Ham & 15 Bean Soup with Rice

A variety of tasty beans that have been stewed in chicken broth, served with tender pieces of sweet shredded ham, poured over tender white rice, is so filling and delicious your family will thank you. This combination is not just a great way to use up a left over ham; it is an affordable approach to plan your meals and stretch your budget. My husband and I used to buy a ham, cook it, and slice it up for sandwiches during the work week. Then when Saturday morning rolled around, I would throw the bone in the cooker with our favorite beans, and would have a hot bowl of soup at the ready. These days, I find my meal planning includes similar dollar saving techniques we used when it was just the two of us. Now that we have more mouths to feed, which includes growing teenage boys, that try to eat everything in the house; we have revived our old penny pinching meals to feed those hungry bellies delicious and tasty comforting food.

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Delicious comfort food.


Add chopped onion, chopped celery and chopped carrots.

Add beans.

Add bone-in ham and broth to the cooker. Place the lid on.

Shred the big chunks of ham in the cooker and discard the bone.

Scoop 1/2 cup of rice to the bowl and add ham soup on top.

Instant Pot Ham & 15 Beans with Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Instant Pot or Slow Cooker


  • 1 bone-in ham with some meat or 2 lbs cooked ham
  • 1 package Hurst's Hambeens 15 Bean Soup
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 8 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice


  • Rinse and drain beans. Discard any debris and place the seasoning package aside.
  • Add chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped carrots, beans, bone-in ham and broth to the cooker. Place the lid on.
  • Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes followed by a 25 minute natural release. Read the manufacture instructions for a quick release prior to execution.
    Slow cooker: cook on high for 5-7 hours or until the beans are tender.
    Remove the lid.
  • Shred the big chunks of ham in the cooker and discard the bone.
  • Add salt/pepper to taste (gently stir). Lastly, pour seasoning package in the cooker and mix well.

Serve with cooked rice.


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