Instant Pot Black Bean Posole
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
A vegetarian version of a traditional Mexican soup, made with spices like chili powder and oregano, poblano peppers, and hominy corn.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) golden hominy
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 4 - cup(s) vegetable broth
  • 2 - poblano peppers
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • 3 - Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 - tsp cayenne pepper
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - avocado slices**
  • Garnish: - chopped cilantro**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
With MyFreezEasy, you can...
  1. Set up your own freezer meal plan with all your favorite freezer meals.
  2. Personalize the month's themed meal plans.
  3. Download any and all of the 8 themed meal plans released each month.
Also, as a member, you get access to our Freezer Meal Plan Builder (option to adjust serving sizes) & the MyFreezEasy mobile and tablet apps. No more spending hours on Pinterest searching for recipes, adjusting the math on the serving sizes, writing your own shopping list and trying to figure out the step-by-step for the freezer meal prep session!! We do all of that for you - in minutes! Learn more about becoming a MyFreezEasy member!

Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the black beans and hominy.
  2. Seed and slice the poblano peppers.
  3. Pour all the ingredients into the electric pressure cooker insert.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish with sliced avocado and chopped cilantro.
  8. Prepare the salad.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Black Bean Posole with avocado and cilantro garnish, with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and slice 4 poblano peppers.
  2. Open and drain 4 cans of black beans and 2 cans of hominy.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the canned black beans
  • Half of the canned hominy
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Half of the sliced poblano peppers
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See for more tips and tricks.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Black Bean Posole

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with avocado and cilantro garnish, with side salad.

Free Sample Meal Plan & Freezer Cooking 101 Workshop

Sign Up for Erin's Free Online Workshop