These Instant Pot black beans are super easy to make and take very little time. In fact, I think it’s just as easy to make them this way as it is to open a can.
In the past, when I wanted beans, I had to soak them overnight and then cook them all day. Or buy cans of cooked beans.
Although I like canned beans, there’s something satisfying about cooking them from their dried state.
Sometimes I like to add a lot of seasonings to my beans, but this time, I kept it simple. I wanted to have leftovers to eat a couple of different ways.
Benefits of Black Beans
According to Medical News Today, black beans are packed with minerals that help strengthen the bones. They’re also good for helping to manage blood pressure and heart disease as well as other health conditions.
Ingredients in Instant Pot Black Beans
As I already mentioned, I wanted just some basic black beans. For that reason, I only used dried beans, garlic, and seasoned salt. And of course, I added water.
You’ll see the precise measurements in the printable recipe card below.
How to Make Instant Pot Black Beans
The ease of making these beans will blow your mind. All you have to do is put everything into the pot, put the lid on top, and turn it on. The Instant Pot does all the work for you.
For the exact measurements of all of the ingredients and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can print out the card by clicking on the “print” button.
Start by rinsing the beans in a colander.
Then pour them into the Instant Pot.
Pour the water over the beans. Next, add the garlic and seasoned salt. If you want, you may use regular table salt instead.
Put the lid on the pot. Make sure the valve is set to seal and set it on manual (pressure-cooking) for 30 minutes.
After the beans are done, allow the pressure to release on its own for 10 minutes. Then release the valve.
Stand back for a couple of minutes until all of the pressure leaves the pot.
Finally, open the pot and give the beans a stir. Now you have cooked black beans that you can eat alone or add to a recipe.
How We Like to Eat Black Beans
I often add black beans to soups and stews. We also like this black bean rice bowl with corn, salsa, and sliced avocado.
Sometimes for lunch, I enjoy the simplicity of black beans on rice with a side salad.
More Great Recipes
All of the recipes I share are easy and require very little time in the kitchen. Although I enjoy cooking, I don’t like too many steps. For that reason, I’ve come up with quite a few.
I made this Crockpot sausage and black beans recipe from canned beans. However, if you make Instant Pot black beans, you can set some aside for this recipe.
Something my husband and I enjoy is this Instant Pot turkey chili. I make it with beans, but you can make it without them if you like.
One of our favorite desserts is this pineapple upside down cake that I make in a rice cooker.
- One 32-oz. bag of dried black beans
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt (more if you like a lot of salt)
- 8 cups of water
- Put all of the ingredients in your Instant Pot.
- Put the lid on the pot. Make sure the pressure valve in on “seal.”
- Set the pot to high pressure for 30 minutes.
- After the pot finishes cooking the beans, allow the pressure to slowly release on its own for 10 minutes.
- Carefully push the pressure release. Wait for all of the steam to escape before you remove the lid.
- Remove the lid, stir the black beans, and enjoy them alone or in your favorite recipe.
You may add any seasonings you like to the Instant Pot or wait until after the beans are cooked.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 164mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 14gSugar 2gProtein 20g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.