• Hands-on Time

    10 minutes

  • Total Time

    45 minutes

  • Difficulty

    Super Simple

  • Servings

    Serves 10-12

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How to Make Black Beans in Your Instant Pot


Instant Pot Black Beans

  • 1 pound dry black beans, sorted and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • Optional garnish: 1/4 cup diced green onions


Instant Pot Black Beans

1. Place all ingredients in your Instant Pot. Stir to combine.

2. Put the lid on and turn the steam release valve to sealing.

3. Set your Instant Pot to cook on manual for 25 minutes.

4. Allow your Instant Pot to natural release for 10 minutes. Then, carefully turn the steam release valve to venting, being careful to avoid any hot steam.

5. Once the steam has fully released, turn the lid to open your Instant Pot.

6. Use a ladle to transfer beans to a serving bowl. Taste and add additional salt or seasonings, to your liking. Garnish with green onions and serve.