BM #83 Week 2 Day 2 - 

I have been neglecting the 15 beans packet of beans in my pantry for over an year now. When my fellow blogger, Sandhya, posted a soup made with the 15 beans, it reminded me of the packet hiding in my pantry. 

I made a simple soup with basic flavors and found that definitely brings out the taste of beans in there. My kids don't need fancy ingredients to enjoy their soup. Just salt, pepper and a hint of garlic did the trick for this soup. 

My older one said that the Ragu pasta sauce lent a distinct flavor which she loved. I would typically add a couple of tomatoes but it just happened that I had run out of tomatoes and so substituted with Ragu Sauce.

Ingredients - 

*15 Beans 1 cup
Celery, finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Carrots peeled and chopped 1 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Ragu Pasta Sauce 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Garlic grated 1 tsp

* I have a packet from Hurst beans which has 15 types of assorted beans

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the 15 beans in 3-4 cups of water for about an hour. [This is optional].

Power the Instant Pot and switch on the 'Saute' mode. In the main pot add the oil and saute the grated garlic. 

After a few seconds, add onions and saute until golden brown. Then the carrots and celery go in. 

Add the Ragu pasta sauce and about 4-5 cups of water.

Sprinkle salt and pepper. Mix well and add the washed beans.

Close the Instant Pot lid. Cancel the 'Saute' mode. Press the 'Bean/Chili' mode and set it for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes is done, let it release the pressure naturally and the soup is ready to be served. [Adjust the consistency and flavors as needed].

The same soup can be prepared by pre soaking the beans and pressure cooking them. And the process is similar except that it needs monitoring by the stove top.


Preparation Time 
Posted by Harini R on Monday, December 11, 2017


  1. Looks Ragu pasta sauce was a good substitute for tomatoes. This is a hearty and filling soup.

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. Sounds very filling Harini, and so healthy too!

  4. So you guys get a mix of these beans ? How nice ! The soup is like a perfect protein rich meal , looks lovely Harini .

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. this looks absolutely great soup... I am yet to try this... a complete meal

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Protein loaded soup, what a nutritious soup to enjoy without any guilt.

  9. ragu is a great addition - soup must be so flavorful

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