Camellia Instant Pot Black Beans
The instant pot is a great way to cook beans, along with many other
dishes. Cooking beans in the instant pot is really fast, healthier than
canned beans and more flavorful.
You can serve these black beans over rice, use them in salads, to make
hummus, and the list goes on!
- 1 (1-lb.) bag Camellia Brand Black Beans, rinsed and sorted
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 cups unsalted vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water
- Just as with the stovetop, there’s no need to soak beans before
cooking them in the Instant Pot.
- As you’re preparing your ingredients, plug in the Instant Pot,
and press the Sauté button. This will allow it to pre-heat, helping
it to come to full pressure faster once you’ve selected Beans/Chili
mode. After you’ve added your ingredients and locked the lid, press
Off to end Sauté mode. Then, select Beans/Chili mode.
- If you prefer a slightly firmer bean texture, use the Manual
mode and set the timer for anywhere from 25-27 minutes. Choosing the
Beans/Chili mode cooks the beans for 30 minutes and is a no-brainer,
but finding your perfect cooking time/texture is a personal
preference that benefits from some experimenting.
- The general rule of thumb is 4 cups of liquid for every 1 cup of
beans, but again, you can experiment for personal preference. As
long as your beans are covered by at least 1 inch of liquid, you’re
- When cooking beans, never fill the Instant Pot more than halfway
full. Beans and grains expand and need the space to do so.
- As noted in the recipe, it’s important to allow the pressure to
release naturally for at least 20 minutes before turning the valve
Recipe and photo courtesy of
Camellia Brand. Used with permission.
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