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Instant Pot Black Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
soaking time
4 hrs

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. 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: plantbased, Vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 165 kcal
  • 3 cups dried black beans
  • water
  1. 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.

  2. Drain beans and rinse well.

  3. Add drained beans to Instant Pot and cover with water to cover 2 inches higher than top level of beans.

  4. Put on the lid and turn the knob to the sealing position. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 719mg21%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.