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Instant Pot Black Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Mexican-seasoned black beans that come together in less than an hour in the Instant Pot - with no soaking required! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jen
  • 1 pound black beans (dried, unsoaked)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 cups water
  • lime juice (optional)
  1. Rinse the black beans and pick out any stones.

  2. Add all the ingredients into an Instant Pot and stir until well combined. 

  3. Lock the lid, switch the pressure valve to seal and cook under high pressure for 25 minutes. Let the pressure naturally release for 20 minutes, then switch the pressure valve to release any remaining pressure.  

  4. Stir. Drain to remove excess liquid. Add a little additional salt and a squeeze of lime juice if desired. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't want the Mexican flavor added to your beans, you can omit the onions, jalapeno, garlic and cumin. I promise, they'll be perfectly tasty, even without the extra seasoning.