These Instant Pot Black Beans are not only super simple to make, but they also have a great flavor as well. And the best part? No more waiting hours for your beans to be cooked! Using the Instant Pot makes bean cooking a total breeze!
We eat beans quite a bit in our family because they’re a simple recipe that packs a lot of great nutrients. (plus, they’re affordable and tasty, too!) While you can easily make up beans to add to awesome dishes like tacos or burritos, you can also just cook them up to have as a simple side dish as well.
I also don’t think that you have to wait for Taco Tuesday to make up these bad boys. They’re tasty at any time of the day and are a great source of protein.
INSTANT POT BLACK BEANS
This bean recipe literally has only 7 ingredients (yippee!) and three simple steps to make them happen. Who doesn’t have time for that?! (Can I just let you know that I have no idea how I cooked anything before we bought out Instant Pot? It’s literally my best friend in the kitchen!)
Anytime I can let my Instant Pot take over and do all the hard work for me, I’ll happily take off my chef hat and step aside.
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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE INSTANT POT BLACK BEANS?
As I mentioned earlier, you just need 7 simple ingredients to make this simple dish. (and one of them is water!) You probably already have most of them on hand!
- Black beans
- Cloves of garlic
- Black Pepper
HOW TO COOK BLACK BEANS IN THE INSTANT POT
Are you ready to fall in love with the easiest bean recipe, ever?! This is literally the only way to make beans that you need.
Instant Pot Black Beans Recipe
Add water to your Instant Pot.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir.
Set timer for 25 minutes allowing it to naturally depressurize.
Once the timer goes off and it depressurizes, enjoy! These beans are going to be cooked perfectly every single time.
INSTANT POT BLACK BEANS MODIFICATIONS
Since this recipe is so simple, there aren’t a ton of modifications to do but some of them could be to add fun toppings to the top of your beans once they’re cooked to add some neat flavors and tastes.
Toppings like sour cream, chives, and cilantro can give this dish a whole other flavor!
You can also use a chicken or a vegetable stock in place of the water to try to add in a little more flavor as well.
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YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
If you love this easy bean recipe as much as we do, you might also enjoy these other desserts, too!
- Instant Pot Black Bean Nachos
- Instant Pot Meatloaf
- Snap Pea and Green Bean Pesto
- Oven-Baked Green Beans
- Stuffed Buttercup Squash
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Instant Pot Black Beans
- Pressure Cooker
- 1 lb bag of black beans
- 1/2 cup onion
- 2 cloves garlic ( minced)
- 2 slices bacon
- 2 tsp salt, More to taste
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 cups water
- Add water to the Instant Pot.
- Add all of your ingredients. Stir well.
- Set pressure cooker to manual 25 minutes.
- Allow the pressure cooker to naturally release pressure.
- Carefully open the lid once the pin has dropped and serve as desired.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.