- 1 pound Dried beans
- 8 cups Water
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1-2 tsp Salt
- 2-3 Garlic clovepeeled, optional
- 1 Bay leafoptional
Instant Pot Beans
This Instant Pot Beans recipe gives detailed instructions to making the best, simplest, warm and cooked beans that require no preloading time and almost no preparation either.
I throw all the ingredients together, dried beans, olive oil, salt, garlic, and a bay leaf, into my instant pot and leave the cooking process to the sciences. The beans turn out soft, flavorful and ready to eat. I love them on a bed of white rice with an African inspired tomato sauce. You can also use the cooked beans to make different casseroles, stews and curries.
To make Instant Pot Beans, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Instant Pot Beans
In an instant pot, combine 1 pound of dried beans of your choice with 8 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, about 1-2 teaspoons of salt, 2-3 cloves of peeled, garlic, and 1 bay leaf if using. Take care not to fill the pot more than halfway. Seal the pot with the lid and ensure the pressure regulator valve is sealed too.
Cook the beans at a high pressure for the time recommended below. The pressure cooker will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the full pressure before cooking begins. If the below times do not cook the beans for long enough, you may reseal and continue cooking at a high pressure for another 5-10 minutes, or as needed.
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