Here is your fail-proof guide for Instant Pot Beans. Instant Pot black beans, Instant Pot pinto beans, instant pot kidney beans, and many more, basically an encyclopedia about cooking beans in the instant pot.
Course Side Dish, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Instant Pot Beans, Instant Pot Black Beans, Instant Pot Pinto Beans
Prep Time 1minute
Total Time 1minute
1-3cupsbeans(black beans, pinto beans, adzuki beans, kidney beans, navy beans, or mung beans)
Add beans to a large bowl and cover with abundant filtered water. At least 4 times as much water as beans. Cover with a clean dish towel. Soak for 8-12 hours on the kitchen counter. (If you soak them longer timings will differ!)
Drain beans and rinse really really well.
Add beans to instant pot and cover with fresh water to about 2 inches above the beans (two thumbs thick).
Put on the lid and turn the knob to the sealing position.
Press manual (or pressure cook on newer models) set to high pressure and adjust timing follows depending on if you need the beans for salad/rice and beans/soup:Black Beans: 20/25/30 minutes + 20 mins NPRPinto Beans: 15/20/25 + 20 mins NPRNavy Beans: 25/30/35 + 20 mins NPRKidney Beans: 25/30/35 + 20 mins NPRAdzuki Beans: 5/10/15 + 20 mins NPRMung Beans: 0 + 10 min NPR / 0 + 15 min NPR / 1 + 20 mins NPR
Let pressure release naturally for specified time above, then, if safety pin hasn't dropped on its own yet, release remaining pressure manually.
Calorie information for 1 cup black beans cooked in water.Very puzzled with some people getting mushed black beans and kidney beans with my times stated above and been trying to figure out why the discrepancies. I've tested the cooking times again with organic and conventional beans of different brands to figure out if that made a difference and it didn't so not sure what this could be attributed to. I know the age of the beans plays a role. If you were not successful with the times please let me know what brand you used, how many cups, what size and model Instant Pot you used, what timing you used, and if you can send me a photo or your mushy beans (via e-mail) that would mean the world to me! At 10 minutes + NPR for black beans MY beans in MY pot had a sandy texture and tasted undercooked.