Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans

I love making my Instant Pot Black Bean Soup recipe, it is so delicious, but sometimes I want all those flavors, but not as a soup. I decided to try to make a version of my Instant Pot Black Beans with less liquid to see how that turned out. Well, this turned out perfect! These Instant Pot Black Beans are so versatile and can be used and enjoyed in various ways.  You can use these Instant Pot Black Beans in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, burrito bowls, tostadas, as a side and much more.  You can also just simply serve these Instant Pot Black Beans in a bowl, and place some toppings on it, such as cilantro, cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream, etc. This recipe makes a lot of beans, so this is perfect to make on a food prep Sunday. Then you can use it in a variety of ways during the week or even put it in the freezer and use for an easy future meal! I made enchiladas with mine and froze the rest in 2 other containers for future meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper chopped optional
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes should be 2 T lime juice
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb. dried black beans do not pre-soak
  • 2 teas Franks Hot sauce or hot sauce of choice – but I recommend Franks
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2 teas cumin
  • 1 teas coriander powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teas salt


  1. Using sauté setting on instant pot, sauté onions and peppers with olive oil for 4 minutes.
  2. Then add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.
  3. Turn off instant pot, add remaining ingredients and stir.
  4. Place the lid on and set vent to sealing.
  5. Set manual high pressure to 40 minutes.
  6. Let pressure naturally release.
  7. When depressurized, remove lid, stir and get rid of bay leaf.

Recipe Notes

This will take around 20 minutes to come to pressure under manual setting. It will take around 20 minutes to naturally release. Another great idea is to puree it in a food processor and serve it as a creamy side or spread.

instant pot black beans

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