How to Quickly Cook Soaked Black Beans in the Instant Pot
Cooking black beans is an inexpensive way to get healthy, plant-based proteins and is a common staple in many diets. However, traditional methods of cooking soaked black beans can often take much longer than desired. Fortunately, with a few easy steps in the Instant Pot, you can quickly and easily cook soaked black beans with minimal effort and no fuss.
- 1.5 cups black beans
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Step 1: Soak The Black Beans
The first step in how to cook soaked black beans in the Instant Pot is to properly prepare the beans. Soaking black beans softens the outer hull and makes them easier to digest. To soak the beans, combine 1.5 cups black beans and 3 cups of filtered water in a bowl and cover. Let soak for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
Step 2: Cook The Beans
Once the beans are soaked and the water is drained, it’s time to put them into the Instant Pot. Add the beans and 3 cups of fresh filtered water back into the pot. Secure the lid and set the steam valve to “sealing”.
Step 3: Pressure Cook
Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and set the timer for 20 minutes. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 15 minutes. After that, you can quickly release any remaining pressure by manually opening the steam valve.
Step 4: Serve & Enjoy!
Carefully remove the lid of the Instant Pot. The beans should be soft and fully cooked. Serve as desired and enjoy!