Instant Pot Black Beans / Frijoles Negros

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Amigos today you are going to learn how to make Instant Pot Black Beans or frijoles negros. With this recipe you can add seasoning, such as Jamaican Jerk BBQ, to spice them up.

Let's begin!

Now, before we get into this delicious Pressure cooker black bean recipe, I will like to add that I use Jamaican Jerk BBQ seasoning to give it a little kick. The good news is that you can omit this seasoning. It's all good!

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Of course, if you can always add Sazon and sofrito to this recipe to give it a Puerto Rican black bean taste.

Before we begin to talk about this recipe, know that you don’t need to have an Instant Pot to make this black bean recipe, you can use any other instant pressure cooker you have.

We use this Instant Pot, and we also have a Crock-Pot Express Crock Programmable Multi-Cooker, which works about the same.

How to Make Instant Pot Black Beans

Ingredients for Instant Pot black beans

Let's start with the ingredients.

For basic black beans, skip the seasonings you don't want, but make sure you have at least 8 cups of water.

What are the ingredients to make black beans using an Instant Pot?

If you don't have Sazon or Sofrito, you can omit it too, it's OK! I will just judge you hard! JK!

  • dry black beans
  •  water
  • sofrito
  • Sazon (optional)
  • salt
  • Jamaican Jerk BBQ seasoning (optional but seriously do it!)
  • garlic powder
  •  onion powder
  • dried cilantro leaves
  • white pepper

We have all the ingredients let's make frijoles negros.

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Combines all the ingredients in the instant pot or electric pressure cooker.

Close the IP lid.

Turn the valve to sealing position.

Set to manual, high time for 35 minutes.

Stir the black beans.

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Instant Pot Black Beans (Frijoles Negros) Recipe

Instant Pot Black Beans (Frijoles Negros) Recipe

Yield: 10 Servings
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Learn how to make this spicy black beans recipe using your Instant Pot!


  • 1 pound dry black beans
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons for sofrito
  • 1 packet of Sazon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon Jamaican Jerk BBQ seasoning (optional but seriously do it!)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
  3. Set to a manual high time for 35 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, allow for a manual release for 25 minutes. Stir and serve as a side dish or in recipes calling for black beans.


For a neutral flavor, leave the spices out except the salt.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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