Instant Pot Black Beans (No Soaking Required!)

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Here’s how to cook perfect Instant Pot Black Beans! You can use soaked or un-soaked beans in the pressure cooker, and I’ll show you how to season them for a flavorful side dish. You’ll also learn how to make plain black beans, so you can use them as a substitute for canned beans in a recipe, and how to freeze and store them!


0:00 Intro
0:46 How many cups are in 1 pound dry beans
0:53 How many cups of cooked beans from 1 pound dry beans
1:05 Making seasoned black beans in the Instant Pot
1:59 How to deglaze the Instant Pot (& avoid a burn error!)
2:37 Does salt affect cooking dry beans?
3:08 How to check the Instant Pot sealing ring
3:18 Moving steam release valve to sealing
3:20 How long to cook unsoaked beans in the Instant Pot
3:25 Instant Pot floating valve popping up (pot is pressurized!)
3:52 Pressure cooking reduces lectins in beans
4:19 Letting pressure naturally release
4:26 Moving the steam release valve to venting
4:29 Instant Pot floating valve drops (safe to remove the lid!)
4:33 How to test beans for tenderness
5:07 How to simmer away excess liquid
5:53 How to soak beans
6:20 How to cook soaked beans in the Instant Pot
7:00 How long to pressure cook soaked beans
7:33 How to store cooked beans
7:40 How to freeze black beans
8:10 How many cups in 1 can of black beans
8:22 How many beans can you cook in the Instant Pot?
8:39 Ratio for water and beans in Instant Pot
8:55 Printable tutorial


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