These might be the best beans in the world! It's hard to stop eating them they are so delicious. The original recipe had them in the slow cooker for hours, or baked for a couple of hours in the oven, on low heat. But, they're absolutely wonderful in the Instant Pot, take a fraction of the time, and you only have one dish when it's time to clean up. This one will definitely be a favorite. You can serve them as a side dish, or even a main course. Keep this one handy!
Keyword baked beans with ground beef
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
pressure build/release 20minutes
Total Time 22minutes
1poundof ground Sirloin
1large sweet onion - finely chopped
1teaspoonof minced garlic
1Tablespoonof honey mustard
½cupof barbecue sauceI used Country Bob's
2Tablespoonsof Worcestershire sauce
½cupof Brown Sugar
2Tablespoonsof white sugar
1can of tomato sauce12 - 14 ounces
1teaspoonof coarse ground garlic salt
1teaspoonof seasoned pepper
½teaspoonof coarse ground pepper
1can of dark red kidney beans - rinsed and drained - 14 - 16 ounces
1can of butter beans - rinsed and drained - 14 - 16 ounces
1can of navy beans - rinsed and drained - 14 - 16 ounces
Press the Saute button on your Instant Pot, and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon is browned and crispy, and turn off the Instant Pot Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Turn the Saute setting back on, and add the chopped onion to the bacon grease, and cook until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove the onion to a small dish, and set aside. Add the ground sirloin to the Instant Pot, and cook until well done, browned, and no longer pink, and break the sirloin into small pieces while cooking.
Turn off the Instant Pot, and make sure the meat is crumbled. Add the garlic salt, seasoned pepper, and coarse ground black pepper, and stir. Add the onions back into the Instant Pot and stir with the meat. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, white sugar, garlic, and molasses, and stir well to blend. Add the kidney beans, butter beans, and navy beans, and stir. Add ½ cup of water, and stir. Crumble the bacon, and add the bacon to the Instant Pot, and stir all ingredients together to blend well.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Set the pressure valve to 'SEALING'. Press the 'MANUAL' button, and set the time to 12 minutes. Allow the Instant to build and release pressure. When the Instant Pot is done, make sure all the pressure has been automatically released. It will take about 10 minutes for the pressure to build, and the Instant Pot will cook the beans for 12 minutes, and then it takes about 20 minutes for the Instant Pot to release all the pressure; check the flow valve, and make sure it's all the way down. With a pot holder, gently turn the pressure valve to 'VENTING' and make sure all the pressure has been released. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot, and stir the beans. Serve immediately. Enjoy
NOTE: You can add more seasonings if you want a little more salt or pepper. These can be served with almost any meal. They are a great side dish to meats or poultry, and go well with barbecue, or picnic food.