Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Instant Pot Black Beans

I bought myself an Instant Pot for Christmas.  Did you get one too?  The sale on Amazon on Black Friday was too good to pass by.  I have seen posts of yummy food that has been made in an Instant Pot so I knew that it would be a good investment.  

Now that I have one of my own, I am excited to experiment more and more with it.  We made some pork tacos, Cafe Rio/Costa Vida style last night with beans, rice, cilantro ranch, homemade salsa and everything else.  I whipped up these beans to go with it and they were done (without soaking) in less than an hour.  Amazing!  I'm excited to stop buying cans of beans and using dry beans.


Feel free to add whatever ingredients you want to flavor your beans.  The basic idea is to add 1 part beans to 4 parts water and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.  Easy peasy!  And yummy too.

Instant Pot Black Beans

  • 3 tablespoons bacon, cut in small pieces (I used the already cooked bacon bits from Costco)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup (8 oounces) dry black beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  1. Using the electronic pressure cooker Saute function saute, bacon and garlic for 2 - 3 minutes.
  2. Add dry black beans, chicken broth, salt and cumin.
  3. Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 40 minutes. (It only took about five minutes to come to pressure first).
  4. Let pressure release naturally for creamier beans. For firmer beans, use the quick-release valve on the Instant Pot.
Makes about 3 cups cooked beans.

Recipe source:  adapted from NomRecipes

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