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Instant Pot Black Beans

Easy Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans are so easy that you will never want to buy canned black beans again. They are also full of flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword black beans, instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 322kcal
Author Cindy Gordon (Vegetarian Mamma)


  • 1.25 pounds of dried black beans
  • 10 cups of water


  • Rinse beans and place into Instant Pot.
  • Cover with approx 10 cups of water. The goal is to have the water line 2 inches above the beans. Depending on the size of your Instant Pot, you might need to adjust this.
  • Turn your Instant Pot to Manual, then HIGH pressure and set for 20-25 minutes. 20 minutes will give you a firm bean, 25 gives you a very soft bean.
  • After the 20 or 25 minute timer is complete, carefully use the steam release to remove the pressure.
  • Serve, use in a recipe or freeze for later!
  • ENJOY!


  • Sort through your beans. You want to wash your hands and pick out anything that isn't a bean or looks different than the rest of the black beans.
  • Season after. Yes these are just cooked plain. You can season with salt after to taste. 
  • Make a big batch. These are great for freezing. They will keep in the freezer for 2 -3 months. So make a big batch so you can add them to all sorts of dinners in a pinch.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 1401mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 5mg