how to make beans in the Instant Pot

How to Make in an Instant Pot

Have you wondered how to cook beans? Think it is hard or complicated? Now you can learn how to cook beans in an Instant Pot. Better for you, costs less and tastes so much better.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Natural Release 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1702kcal


  • 1 pound dried beans black beans pinto beans, or chickpeas
  • 1/2 white onion or yellow onion peeled and left intact
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves peeled and left whole
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt *
  • 8 cups water


  • Rinse the beans and pick out any undesirables (stones, etc.)
  • Add the beans to the Instant Pot.
  • Add all the ingredients, ending with the water.
  • Lock the lid on and set the Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 30 minutes (for black beans and pinto beans) or 40 minutes (for chickpeas). The valve on top should be set to Sealed.
  • Once the beans are done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 30 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure (use a hot pad holder or towel) and opening the lid.
  • Remove the aromatics (bay leaves, onions, garlic). Drain and rinse the beans, if desired. Or, you can store or serve the beans with some of the liquid. <--This all depends on how you plan to use the beans. If you're storing the beans in the fridge (or freezer), I recommend storing the beans in some of the liquid.


Calories: 1702kcal | Carbohydrates: 290g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2451mg | Potassium: 6807mg | Fiber: 71g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 641mg | Iron: 22.8mg