Baked Beans
By :The Instant Pot College Cookbook by Julee Morrison
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Prep time: 5 MINUTES Sauté: 6 MINUTES ON MEDIUM Pressure cook: 8 MINUTES ON HIGH Release: NATURAL FOR 15 MINUTES Total time: 44 MINUTES SERVES 8 DAIRY-FREE VEGETARIAN OPTION EQUIPMENT Measuring cups and spoons, chef’s knife, can opener, wooden spoon or silicone spatula, paper towels, mixing spoon This is my go-to recipe for baked beans that are sweet, rich, and tangy with a kick of spice. Their creamy texture makes them a perfect side dish, whether you eat them hot or cold.
Votes: 3
Rating: 4
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon optional
  • 15 oz kidney beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz pinto beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz great northern beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar not packed
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon optional
  • 15 oz kidney beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz pinto beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz great northern beans 1 can rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar not packed
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
Votes: 3
Rating: 4
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Instructions
SAUTÉ THE BACON.
  1. Add the bacon (if using) to the inner cooking pot. Select Sauté and adjust the heat to Normal or Medium. Cook the bacon for 3 minutes on each side, until almost crisp. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel–lined plate to drain, then chop it into bite-size pieces. Drain the fat from the pot.
PRESSURE COOK.
  1. Return the bacon to the pot and add the kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, water, ketchup, sugar, mustard, and chili powder. Lock the lid into place and turn the valve to “sealing.” Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Set the time for 8 minutes. When cooking ends, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the remaining pressure. Unlock and remove the lid and stir well before serving.
8 replies
  1. CELIA V CASTILLO
    CELIA V CASTILLO says:

    I am not good with recipes; I do basic. I have a 8 quart pot, want to cook only pinto beans. I have a 6 pound roast, I only want to cook, shred. Is there a directions for basic cook time for these kind of cooking. My insta-pot came with recipe book, descriptions, etc. No directions for example; “to yield 1 quart of cooked pinto beans, this much beans, this much water, this much time. Period.

  2. ToqueOnFire
    ToqueOnFire says:

    I presoaked navy pea beans and after 30 min pressure and 30 min to release, the beans were cooked but lacked color and flavor. Required another 30 min at saute to finish up. Otherwise a good recipe.

  3. Fathead77
    Fathead77 says:

    Hey i have a recipe where i use tomato sauce. But any time i have cooked beans or lentils in any recipie i get the burn message and the beans and lentils all settle to the bottom and stick on and burn . Any tips?

  4. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    a little nonstick spray works well and additional water. if the lentils soak too much liquid there may not be enough to keep the food at the bottom from burning. Additionally, you can cook pot-in-pot method to ensure that the lentils do not burn.

  5. Brittney cosgrove
    Brittney cosgrove says:

    I loved this recipe super easy. I doubled the recipe because i made this for my husbands potluck at work. I hope everybody loves it just as much as i do.

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