Instant Pot Baked Beans
Instant Pot Baked Beans are budget friendly, tasty and cook up in under 90 minutes. If you need a vegetarian recipe just leave out the bacon.
  • 8cups water
  • 2TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2TBSP tomato paste
  • 1TBSP smoked paprika
  • 2TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/3cup brown suagr
  • 2TBSP onion flakesyou can use some fresh, I find them too overwhelming for this recipe
  • 1/2TBSP garlic granules
  • 1 tsp smoke flavorcan leave out if using bacon
  • 2 cups white beansI used great northern but you could use navy as well
  • 6 slices baconchopped, can leave out for vegetarian
  • saltadd after cooking, to taste
  1. whisk together the water through the smoke flavoring (if using) in the inner pot of the Instant Pot
  2. add beans and bacon, stir to combine
  3. lock on the lid, set the vent
  4. press beans button and increase time to 60 minutes
  5. the Instant Pot will beep and begin it’s cycle -OR- press manual, set pressure to high, set time to 60
  6. once it’s finished let it naturally vent for 15 minutes or you’ll blow bean foam everywhere (TRUST ME ON THIS!)
  7. carefully vent after 15 minutes
  8. stir and taste for salt, add as needed
  9. if they still seem a little runny or your beans are not cooked through set the pot to saute and let them cook off a little but do keep an eye on them as they will stick and burn if let unattended!
  10. you can set the pot to keep warm and the’ll be ready to eat whenever you are
Recipe Notes
  • for vegetarian leave out the bacon and add smoke flavor[recipe]