These No Soak Instant Pot Black Beans are a breeze to make at home. This process requires no soaking of bean and no draining of the extra liquid.
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes, do give these a try – Instant Pot Hot Chocolate, Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Instant Pot Basmati Rice, Instant Pot Oatmeal, Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts, and Instant Pot Jasmine Rice.
About This Recipe
No matter how much you love canned black beans, there is no comparison when it comes to homemade.
These are much better in taste and texture than the canned ones. Canned beans are mushy, while the home-cooked black beans are firmer and you can customize it as per your preference.
It will be cheaper on your pocket. When you make your beans from scratch, you know what ingredients are being used. You are avoiding any unwanted additives or preservatives.
I love to make beans at home and the one that is made often these days are these No Soak Instant Pot Black Beans. While you can prepare them in a pan too, this Instant Pot recipe is fuss-free, hands-free, and quick.
These Black Beans are lightly flavored with garlic powder, bay leaf, and vegetable stock, giving it a nice subtle flavor.
These are easy to make, nutritious, full of fiber, and makes for a wholesome meal. You can use them in burritos, tacos, with rice or a salad. These easy black beans need no soaking and no draining too.
These Black Beans cooked in Instant Pot are,
- Quick & Easy
- Full of Fibre
Black Beans – High in protein and full of fiber, these Black Beans are great to include in your meals. You do not have to soak it beforehand, to cook in an instant pot.
Garlic Powder – It adds a subtle flavor of garlic in these black beans, which adds a little sweeter and much less assertive taste than fresh garlic
Olive Oil – I have used olive oil, but you can even go for vegetable oil.
Bay Leaf – Bay Leaf adds a subtle yet delicious flavor in the black beans, which is discarded once the beans are cooked.
Vegetable Stock – Black Beans are cooked in vegetable stock, which has a taste of its own and it also adds to the taste of black beans.
But if you do not have vegetable stock, you can use the same amount of water instead.
Step by Step Recipe
Wash the beans and add them in the Instant Pot.
Add olive oil, garlic powder, bay leaf, salt, and vegetable broth.
Close the lid of the Instant Pot and bring the valve to the sealing position.
Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 40 minutes. Time may vary slightly depending on the quality of beans. They generally get done in 35 minutes but sometimes need a minute a two more. So to be on the safer side, I now put the timer to 40 minutes.
It will take 10-15 minutes for the timer to start. Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release automatically for 20 minutes.
Open the lid of the Instant Pot and discard the bay leaf.
Give the beans a gentle mix. Use these as required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Like a stovetop recipe, you don’t need to soak the beans before cooking in an instant pot.
So even if you forget to soak the beans. you can still get them ready in under 2 hours.
All you have to do is dump the ingredients in the instant pot and forget about it until the beans are ready.
No stirring, no handling the beans while cooking. The beans cook evenly and you can control the texture you like.
The ratio of Beans to Water is 1:1.5. We are using vegetable stock here instead of water but the ratio will remain the same.
If you want to store the cooked beans for later use, let them cool completely and then store by keeping them in a container or multiple containers if you are going to use them in a course of time.
You can refrigerate the beans for up to 5 days and can freeze for over a month.
These black beans are quite versatile. You can use them in various recipes. You can eat them with rice.
Make yourself a burrito or tacos. Set yourself a Tex-Mex meal.
You can make some flourless brownies with black beans. If you love hummus, then you are in for a treat. Make hummus using these.
Throw beans in your salads and they make a wholesome meal or make black bean soup for the cold nights.
Cuban Style – If you want to give a twist to the beans, make Cuban black beans in instant Pot.
Add ¼ chopped onion, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp chopped jalapeno, ¼ cup chopped bell peppers, 1 tsp vinegar, and little brown sugar to the below-mentioned recipe and follow the instructions as-is. Some people also add bacon to their recipe. You can also add chicken or sausages to the beans if you wish to.
Mexican Style – To make Mexican flavor black beans, add ½ tsp chili powder, paprika, or cayenne, 1 tbsp lime juice, and 2 tbsp fresh cilantro to the existing recipe.
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Instant Pot Black Beans Recipe
- 2 cups Black Beans
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Bay Leaf
- Salt to taste
- 3 cups Vegetable Broth
- Wash the beans and add them in the Instant Pot.
- Add olive oil, garlic powder, bay leaf, salt and vegetable broth.
- Close the lid of the Instant Pot and bring the valve to sealing position.
- Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 40 minutes.
- It will take 10-15 minutes for the timer to start.
- Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release automatically for 20 minutes.
- Open the lid of the Instant Pot and discard the bay leaf.
- Give the beans a gentle mix.
- Use these as required.