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Cuban Black Bean Soup in Bowl
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Instant Pot Cuban Black Bean Soup

Cuban black bean soup is a traditional soup enjoyed by many. This black bean soup is humble in it's ingredients, yet it is known for it's simple bold flavor profile.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Instant Pot Cuban Black Bean Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 130kcal


  • tablespoon  of olive oil
  • onion chopped
  • green bell pepper 
  • cloves  of garlic minced
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  of cumin
  • 1/2  tablespoon  of oregano
  • bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro chopped
  • 14  oz  dried black beans pre-soaked
  • teaspoon  of white vinegar
  • 10  cups  of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings:
  • You can top with sour cream cotija cheese, cilantro, garlic mojo, crush garlic croutons or plantain chips, red onions thinly sliced (raw or pickled), and sliced avocado.


  • In a large bowl soak beans for 1 hour.
  • In the Instant Pot hit the saute function for 5 minutes. Heat oil and add in the onion, green peppers, and minced garlic. Cook for a few minutes and add in the cumin and oregano. Stir often to keep from burning. Next, add in water, cilantro, and bay leaves, mix and add in black beans.
  • Cover with the lid and set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
  • Once 40 minutes are done, press cancel and allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before using quick release.
  • Once lid is off, stir gently, and add in white vinegar and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg