How to Make Baked Beans in the Instant Pot 2


These sweet and savory homemade baked beans give you all the flavor you love in baked beans, with the ease of the Instant Pot.

homemade baked beans in 2 white bowls next to an instant pot on a wooden table

How to make baked beans in an Instant Pot

Baked beans are the quintessential summertime side dish, perfect for family barbecues and potlucks.

But there’s no need to fork out for those expensive canned baked beans. Making homemade baked beans from scratch is easy in your Instant Pot.

Dry beans generally come in one-pound packages and they’re inexpensive; a buck or two will often buy a pound of dry beans.

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A single pound of dry beans will cook up into a pot of homemade baked beans that will serve 10-12 people.

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Cooking dry beans without soaking

One of the benefits of an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is that it makes it possible to cook dry beans without soaking. Just give them a rinse and they can go right into the pot.

That said, there are some reasons you might want to soak your beans.

  • Soaking beans can aid in their digestion. (That’s code for soaking beans might reduce the gas that is common when eating beans.)
  • Beans and legumes are high in phytic acid. This article outlines a number of problems caused by a diet high in phytates. Soaking beans reduces the phytic acid in them.

You’ll have to decide if the benefits of fast cooking beans outweighs the argument for soaking.

If you opt to soak the beans overnight prior to preparing these homemade baked beans, you can reduce the cooking time by ten minutes.

Homemade baked beans

Serve these easy baked beans alongside your favorite barbecued chicken and corn on the cob for a meal that practically screams summertime.

These beans will rock a summertime barbecue, but don’t limit yourself to the sunny season. They are so easy to make, you’ll enjoy them year round.

Vegetarian baked beans

For a vegetarian baked bean option, simply replace the bacon with a teaspoon of liquid smoke.

You’ll get the smoky flavor that makes homemade baked beans special, without the meat.

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homemade baked beans in 2 white bowls next to an instant pot on a wooden table
Homemade Baked Beans in the Instant Pot
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 

These sweet and savory homemade baked beans give you all the flavor you love in baked beans, with the ease of the Instant Pot.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Claudie Evert
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried navy beans rinsed and sorted
  • 4 ½ cups water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ¼ pound bacon or salt pork cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in electric pressure cooker. (Instant Pot is just one brand.)

  2. Seal pressure valve and lock lid in place.

  3. Set the cooker to manual and cook at 90 minutes on high pressure.

  4. Do a quick release, stir and serve.

Recipe Notes

For a vegetarian baked bean option, simply replace the bacon with a teaspoon of liquid smoke.

homemade baked beans in 2 white bowls next to an instant pot on a wooden table

Homemade baked beans are easy to make, and inexpensive, too! Instead of depending on canned options for your favorite barbecue side dish, start with dry beans and some simple ingredients. Here's how to make baked beans in an Instant Pot with and without soaking the beans prior to cooking. #recipe #cooking #instantpot


About Claudie Evert

Claudie Evert is passionate about living lightly on the earth. She digs in the garden, cooks food from scratch, and will -- someday -- master the art of picking out a ripe watermelon.


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2 thoughts on “How to Make Baked Beans in the Instant Pot

  • Sariya

    I always soak the beans! Saw this at my mom and my granny! Love this simple recipe!

  • principles of rendering

    Homemade baked beans are really easy to make! Spending less than 2 hours in the kitchen, we will be able to create a wonderful dish!