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How to Cook Dry Black Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr

How to cook dry black beans in the Instant Pot with onion, garlic, and jalapeno

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black beans, instant pot, pressure cooker
Author: Julia
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped, optional
  • 2 cups dry black beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  1. Rinse the black beans in a collander well.

  2. Plug in your Instant Pot and press the Saute button. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion turns translucent, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients (black beans, water, seasonings) and secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Press Manual and pressure cook on high for 35 minutes, leaving the steam valve sealed.

  4. Once the pressure cooker has run its course, allow it to naturally release for 20 minutes.

  5. Taste the beans for flavor and add more salt, lime juice, and/or seasonings to taste.