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Instant Pot Black Beans

Great for meal-prep or batch cooking, made from scratch black beans are so delicious and easy, you just might want to kiss canned beans goodbye. This is the absolute best way to cook black beans from dry beans. No soaking necessary when you make Instant Pot black beans.
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans from scratch, cooked black beans in Instant Pot, dried black beans, homemade dried black beans, how to cook black beans, instant pot black beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 62kcal
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1 Instant Pot


  • 1 cup black beans - dry
  • ¼ medium white or yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup vegetable broth - or substitute water
  • 2 cups water


  • Black beans in Instant Pot with onion and vegetable broth being poured in.
    In the Instant Pot, add rinsed dry beans, onion wedge, salt, broth and water.
  • Put lid on Instant Pot. Lock in place. Set vent to closed.
  • Set Instant Pot to high pressure or manual for 30 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let it naturally release for 20 minutes. Then release the rest of the pressure and unlock the lid once all the steam has released.
  • If the beans are not cooked through, replace the lid, lock and set vent to closed. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • instant pot black beans.
    Take the onion out of the pot and strain off the excess cooking liquid.
  • spoonful of black beans up close
    Serve while warm.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. 
  • Serve with your favorite meals.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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