Beans, beans, the magical fruit… The more you eat, the more you WILL WANT TO COOK THEM IN YOUR INSTANT POT!!! Just when I thought the Instant Pot couldn’t be any more amazing, I discovered you could cook dried beans, and you don’t even have to soak them first! You can be creative with this No Soak Instant Pot Beans Recipe – add in a leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving to your pinto beans like I did, cook up a pot of black beans to serve with Instant Pot Salsa Chicken. Flavor them with whatever spices you enjoy. You know I love flexibility in recipes, and this one is as flexible as it gets.
Instant Pot has developed a handy chart to show you the cooking times for your dried beans (and even times if you decide to soak them) depending on which beans you’re cooking. Check that out here. If you like your beans a little more firm, go with the low end. If you like them mushier, go with the higher number. Always NPR (natural pressure release). If you find that your beans are too firm for your liking, cook them an additional 10 minutes. Since your pot is already warm, it won’t take much time to come back to pressure and cook just a bit more until the beans are as firm or mushy as you like.
Beans are an excellent, and inexpensive, source of protein. They’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have little to no fat and are cholesterol-free. They’re simply one of the healthiest foods out there. And they’re so versatile. You can use them in soups, as a side or main dish, or even a snack. And now that you have this No Soak Instant Pot Beans Recipe, they’re also easy to prepare. Make a pot today!
No Soak Instant Pot Beans RecipePrint This
- 1 pound dried beans
- 5 cups liquid (I recommend using chicken broth or a combination of chicken broth and water)
- salt, pepper, spices to your liking
- optional - ham, sausage, turkey, or any other meat you want to throw in
- Rinse your beans in a mesh strainer and inspect them carefully for any stones.
- Add the beans to the Instant Pot along with your liquid and spices, give them a stir.
- Lock the lid into place and seal the steam release handle
- Cook on high pressure, manual. Time will depend on the type of bean. See link in recipe description.
- Natural pressure release.
- If the beans are too firm for your liking, cook for an additional 10 minutes.