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Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans is your key to countless recipes in no time. Learn this easy recipe and you will no longer buy the canned ones!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Black Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 118 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • Cook Dry Beans:
  • 1 lb. black beans dry*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups water or broth of choice for more flavor
  • Chipotle Black Beans:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or more
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in sauce
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup water
  • Garnish:
  • Chopped parsley
  • Lime wedges


  1. Cook Dry Beans:
  2. Add dry beans, salt pepper and 8 cups of liquid to the Pressure Cooker. Cover and make sure the valve points to Sealed. Cook on High Pressure for 25 minutes followed by a 20-25 minutes Natural Pressure Release.
  3. Release manually the remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  4. Rinse the beans under cold water and drain.
  5. Clean the pot and return it to the Instant Pot.
  6. Make Chipotle Black Beans:
  7. Add the cooked beans to the Instant Pot with the rest of the ingredients from the "Chipotle Black Beans" list. Gently stir to combine. Cover with the lid and make sure the valve points to Sealed.
  8. Cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release.
  9. Release manually the remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  10. If you would like to reduce the liquid, even more, you can select Sauté and cook the beans with the lid off on Sauté mode for 15 more minutes, or until the liquid is reduced.
  11. You can also mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add the mixture to the beans to thicken the sauce.

Recipe Notes

If using canned beans, skip the instructions for Cooking Dry Beans and jump to Chipotle Black Beans.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.