5 from 3 votes
Instant Pot Black Beans were cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Black Beans
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Pressurizing and Depressurizing
1 hr
Total Time
23 mins

Dried black beans cooked in an Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black beans, Cooking beans in a pressure cooker, Cooking beans in an Instant Pot, Instant Pot
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 49 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 pound black beans
  • 8 cups water
  1. Sort through beans making certain there isn't any foreign debris or shriveled beans.

  2. Add beans to Instant Pot. Add water.

  3. Close lid. Turn the steam release valve to sealing.

  4. Set pressure cooker to High Pressure Cooking for 20 minutes. 

  5. Allow pressure cooker to natural release - do not use quick release.  This can take up to 40 minutes. The float valve will drop back down when all the pressure has been released.

  6. Open lid carefully. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Please follow instructions for your electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot for use. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.