Using the trusty Instant Pot, you can cut down a several hour process into a single hour and completely cut out the soaking process. This recipe for Instant Pot Black Beans is about to be your weeknight savior!
Spread the beans over your counter so you can look for beans that are broken, discolored, or shriveled and remove them. There will also be small stones or pebbles that should be sorted out of the beans during this phase. Discard all of the undesirable pieces.
Place beans in a colander. Rinse the beans thoroughly with cool water for about 3 minutes.
Instructions for Instant pot:
Place beans (soaked or un-soaked), salt, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and water in Instant Pot.
Use “manual” setting for 30 minutes of pressure.
Allow pressure to naturally release, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Season beans to taste.
Enjoy warm or let cool completely and store in individual containers.
1 pound dry beans = 2 cups dry beans.
If you are making the beans on the stovetop, add all ingredients to a Dutch oven, then bring to a boil and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, until the beans are soft enough to eat.
The beans can be frozen in small bowls for later use.