Did you know that you can push one button to cook dried black beans using an Instant Pot pressure cooker? Black beans are great for any Mediterranean recipe, salads, casseroles, or as a side dish. It is extremely easy to prepare, healthy, inexpensive and tastes delicious!
Why Cook Black Beans in the Instant Pot?
Prepare dried black beans in your Instant Pot to achieve tender delicious beans that are cooked perfectly every time. If you can push a button, you can use the instant pot to prepare your dried beans. It is easy, inexpensive and healthy. Take a look at the recipe below and try it out for yourself to see just how simple and delicious it is!
How to Make Black Beans Using Your Instant Pot
Sort and rinse 2 cups of dried black beans. By sorting I mean pour out the beans in your hand and look for bad ones to toss out. Rinse and drain before cooking. Next, place the beans in the silver pot of your instant pot and cover with 5 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and give it a stir. Note: The olive oil is necessary to keep the beans from frothing up in your instant pot. Next, place lid (with seal in place) on top and turn to close. Turn valve on top to sealing position. Press the “beans” button or set to manual for 35 minutes. That’s it.
First it takes about 10 minutes for the pressure to build and begin cooking and then it cooks under pressure for 35 minutes. Next it will beep when the time is up. Afterwards let the pressure release naturally (just let it sit there) for 15 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by using a large slotted spoon to nudge the valve to the vent position. After 15 minutes there is not much pressure left. Take the top off, remove the silver pot, taste and add more salt or pepper if you wish and serve. Enjoy!
How to Use an Instant Pot to Cook
For more detailed directions on using an instant pot pressure cooker see my post about How To Cook Using Your Instant Pot.
Try our other instant pot recipes:
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Black Beans in the Instant Pot
- 2 cups dried black beans (sorted and rinsed)
- 1 Tbls. olive oil
- 5 cups water
- 1 Tbls. salt
Sort and rinse 2 cups of dried black beans.
Place beans in the silver pot of your instant pot.
Cover with 5 cups water.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of salt and give it a stir.
Place lid (with seal in place) on top and turn to close and lock. Turn valve on top to sealing position.
Press the "beans" button or set to manual for 35 minutes. It will beep when the time is up.
Afterwards let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by using a large slotted spoon to nudge the valve to the vent position.
Carefully take the top off, remove the silver pot, taste and add more salt or pepper if you wish and serve.
Before cooking, you can add bell pepper, onions, or garlic to season if you like. You can freeze leftovers in individual serving freezer bags for a quick reheated addition to a meal later. These beans are great to use in any Mediterranean recipe, soup, salad, quesadilla, or filling for burgers.
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