Perfect Instant Pot black beans are a snap to make with the Instant Pot! These beans are excellent in tacos, on nachos, in a taco bowl, or anywhere else you would use beans.

The Instant Pot can make beans from dry to done in about an hour! I still like to soak my beans, however. We in the traditional foods camp, believe in soaking, souring, or sprouting our grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes whenever possible to release their phytates.

Phytates are what keep these foods from sprouting too soon, before conditions are just right. These phytates bind up the minerals in these nutritious foods, saving them for when the seed (whether grain, nut, legume) needs them. So, to get the most nutrition out of your grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts, you should soak, sprout, or sour them to release the phytates and increase the bioavailability of the nutrients.. A very important side benefit of this is that sprouted beans and grains are much easier on your digestion. With so many people having digestion issues these days, this is a benefit that shouldn’t be ignored. 

Ingredients for Perfect Instant Pot Black Beans:

  • 2 cups of dried black beans 
  • 2 teaspoons of salt (1 for cooking and one for soaking)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or two minced cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or fat from chicken broth)
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth, or vegetable broth (can use water instead)
  • filtered water for soaking

 

Instant Pot Black Beans

 

Directions for perfect Instant Pot Black Beans:

  1. First, put your dried beans in the Instant Pot. Add 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with the glass lid or a towel and leave overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. Next, drain your beans. Add you broth, avocado oil (or fat from chicken broth), salt, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder. 
  3. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  4. Finally, when the Instant Pot is done, let the pressure release naturally for about 20 minutes. Then, release any leftover pressure with a quick release. 
  5. Taste beans to see if they need more salt or seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Instant Pot Black Beans

Perfect Instant Pot Black Beans (Soaked)

Chelsea
Easy and nutritious black beans are a snap to make with your instant pot.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of dried black beans
  • 2 teaspoons of salt 1 for cooking and one for soaking
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or two minced cloves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or fat from chicken broth
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth or vegetable broth (can use water instead)
  • filtered water for soaking'

Instructions
 

  • First, put your dried beans in the Instant Pot. Add 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with the glass lid or a towel and leave overnight or at least 8 hours.
  • Next, drain your beans. Add you broth, avocado oil, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Put the lid on your Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, when the Instant Pot is done, let the pressure release naturally for about 20 minutes. Then, release any leftover pressure with a quick release.
  • Taste beans to see if they need more salt or seasoning and adjust if necessary.
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