Want Some Healthy Black Beans? Break Out the Instant Pot

March 1, 2023
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Instant Pot Black Beans

Deliciously tender beans, no soak required.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Mary Whitaker


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 lb dried black beans sorted
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • fresh chopped cilantro for serving


  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté, then add olive oil heat it until it shimmers. Add the onion and garlic, and cook while stirring occasionally until they turn translucent, around 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, chicken broth, and bay leaf.

  2. Press cancel on the pot and put the lid down. Make sure the valve is set to seal. Press the beans/chili setting and set it to 30 minutes. Once the timer goes off, quick-release the pressure (check your pot's instruction manual if you don't know how). When the pressure is released, carefully open the lid. Garnish with cilantro if you like, and serve.


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