Instant Pot Black Beans

These Mexican flavored savory beans are juicy and soft. They are full of nutrients and are energetic. They tastes so yummy.

You can use it as a side dish,  in a salad and even for stuffing your enchiladas.

If you like the black beans, try making Instant Pot pinto beans, Instant Pot lentils or Instant Pot farro.

If you want a complete meal, you can make this Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas and serve it all together.

Instant Pot Black Beans
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb dry black beans
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Soak the beans overnight.
  • Rinse beans and make sure there are no pebbles.
  • Add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When cooking ends, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. (basically do nothing and just wait).
  • After 10 minutes, do a quick pressure release (move the vent to "venting").
  • Open the lid and enjoy.

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