Instant Pot Baked Beans

updated Feb 3, 2020
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Instant Pot Baked Beans

These 5-ingredient Instant Pot baked beans are just the thing you need to have for summer potlucks and backyard barbecues.

Serves 4 to 6

Prep10 minutes

Cook55 minutes

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Credit: Joe Lingeman

Baked beans are a summer potluck staple, but do you really want to have the stove or oven on all day to cook dried beans to tenderness? These Instant Pot baked beans are just the thing you need for summer potlucks and backyard barbecues. They’re made with just five pantry ingredients, the whole cooking process takes less than an hour, and you can transport them directly in the Instant Pot and serve them warm.

Credit: Joe Lingeman

5-Ingredient Instant Pot Baked Beans

These baked beans were designed for the cook who is short on time. We skipped the brown sugar and tomato paste and opted for bacon, an onion, barbecue sauce, and a little ketchup instead, which make for equally delicious and flavorful beans that cook in almost an instant.

Plus, there’s no need to soak your dried beans first. You’ll add them straight to the Instant Pot (after rinsing and sorting them), cook them under pressure for 20 minutes, then let the pressure cooker naturally release the pressure completely — 30 to 40 minutes — for a ridiculously creamy and tender texture.

Instant Pot Baked Beans

These 5-ingredient Instant Pot baked beans are just the thing you need to have for summer potlucks and backyard barbecues.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 55 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 6 slices

    bacon, chopped

  • 1

    small white onion, diced

  • 1 pound

    dried pinto beans, rinsed and sorted through to remove any stones

  • 3 cups

    water

  • 1 cup

    barbecue sauce

  • 3 tablespoons

    ketchup

Instructions

  1. Place the bacon in an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Turn on the sauté function and cook until the bacon is crips. Add the onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the beans and sauté for 2 minutes. Add water, barbecue sauce, and ketchup, and stir to combine.

  2. Lock the lid in place and make sure the valve is set to seal. Set for HIGH pressure for 20 minutes. Natural release for 35 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure, stir to combine, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated up to 4 days or frozen up to 2 months.