Save money and eat healthy by making homemade black beans in your Instant Pot. This super easy recipe uses dried black beans which are soaked to make cooked black beans that are freezer-friendly and ready to use. Cooked black beans can be used in plant-based meals, in Mexican dishes, served on salads, and so much more. They are a clean vegetarian protein that is versatile and they are easy to make in the pressure cooker.
Add beans to a large bowl and cover with filtered water. Quantity should be at least 4 times as much water as beans. Soak for 4-8 hours or leave overnight.
Drain beans and rinse well.
Add drained beans to Instant Pot and cover with water to cover 2 inches higher than top level of beans.
Put on the lid and turn the knob to the sealing position.
Press Manual or Pressure Cook & set to high pressure and adjust timing to 25 minutes if you want to use for salads, tacos, quesadillas, etc. or 30 if using in soup.
Let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes. Try to release remaining pressure manually; if it is spitting out lots of fluids, wait 5 minutes and try again. When pressure has released, remove lid and let cool.