Instant Pot Baked Beans: These pressure cooker baked beans are flavorful, easy to make, don’t have any meat, though you can certainly add some, and are budget friendly. They make a great easy side dish. Instructions include a no soak method as well as a soak method.
Baked beans are a summer staple, and these, while not actually baked, are so fun and easy to make because they are cooked in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. You start with dry beans, and end up with a delicious and hearty pot of beans that serve as a great side for grilled meats.
Instant Pot Baked Beans
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I am obsessed with my instant pot, and have written a whole instant pot complete guide to help you learn how to use it so you can be as obsessed as I am and start making magical meals like lasagna soup and French dips, in a fraction of the time with a fraction of the effort. And now you get these awesome beans!
These no soak baked beans are awesome because they start with dry beans. And you make them in the pressure cooker. You end up with tender, flavorful beans, without the hours of soaking (though a soak method is included). You save money because dry beans are much cheaper than canned. And you get a great side that can be a staple all summer long. Just dump everything in the pressure cooker and let it do the work.
Which beans are used in baked beans?
I have to confess I have never made baked beans from dry beans before. And while most baked beans use navy beans, I was out, and so I grabbed small white beans and dry kidney beans, and was so happy with the results I am not sure if I will go back to navy beans.
Of course, feel free to sub in a different bean type. That is the beauty of cooking for yourself, you can adjust to your personal preference.
If you want to use canned beans in the instant pot instead of dry, cut your time for cooking down significantly, like to 1/4 the stated time. And be sure to add some extra liquid so your pot will come to pressure.
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Disclaimer: I like to try and include slow cooker or stove top/oven directions in addition to pressure cooker instructions for most recipes, however, these instant pot baked beans are so much faster and easier in the instant pot, I can’t imagine cooking them any other way. However, should you want to use your slow cooker, be sure to soak your beans overnight, and then cook for 8-10 hours.
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