You are going to learn how to make this Instant Pot Dried Bean recipe and you will never buy canned beans again. Yup, you heard right. Let's get begin!
What I love about making dried beans Instant Pot recipe is that there is no pre-soaking required. And how I learned to make dried beans using my electric pressure cooker was by trial and error.
As not all beans cook at the same and you will learn more about that later, but first why use dried beans instead of canned beans.
Don’t get me wrong we use canned beans but to save money we buy dried beans and for some reason, they taste better.
In Puerto Rican food we love our beans and I remember my grandma using dried beans instead of canned beans more.
When I make my Instant Pot dried bean I saved them for soups and for other recipes that required beans.
How to make Instant Pot Dried Beans
What are the ingredients to Instant Pot Dried Beans?
To cook pink dried beans in the Instant Pot you are going to need:
- Pink dried beans
- Olive Oil
- bay leaf
- garlic cloves
- medium onion
Now, that you gathered your dried beans ingredient recipes let’s make it!
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Follow these easy steps to make your Instant Pot beans.
Step 1 – Make sure you rinse and sort your beans.
Step 2 – Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot.
Step 3 – Close the Instant Pot.
Step 4 – Set the Instant Pot valve to “seal.”
Step 5 – Press Manual, high for 25 minutes.
Step 6 – Natural release.
Your Instant Pot Dried Beans are done!
How long does it take to cook dried beans in an instant pot?
For this recipe, we used pink beans, Goya brand and we pressured them for about 25 minutes and let it natural release and that took about 20 – 30 minutes.
Many times, and depending on the beans you will manual pressure cook them for up to 45 minutes.
For my beans, I canned them and used them for Puerto Rican beans and other recipes and soup. If you are planning on eating them right away, then I will recommend going to 30 minutes instead of my 25 minutes.
Now that you know how to make dried beans using an Instant Pot, let's print the recipe with the exact measurements.
- 1 lbs. dried beans
- 8 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- Make sure you rinse and sort your beans.
- Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot.
- Close the Instant Pot.
- Set the Instant Pot valve to “seal.”
- Press Manual, high for 25 minutes.
- Natural release.
We used Goya pink beans.