| | | |

Best Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black beans, rice, spinach and salsa salad

Why are these the best instant pot black beans? Let’s just say that once you make them, you will be hooked and start making them on repeat each week. Our family loves to eat them by themselves with some tortilla chips! Every time the eat through a batch of beans, my kids ask me to make another batch.  Here are some of our other favorite ways to eat them.


  • By themselves or with tortilla chips
  • Topping in a salad. I love to eat these with some cilantro lime rice, fresh baby spinach and salsa.
  • Salsa chicken quinoa bowl
  • Burrito bowls with rice
  • Nachos topping
  • Scrambled eggs. Seriously! We loved throwing some into our scrambled eggs for a southwestern flair.
  • Black bean soup
  • Taco soup

Instant Pot black beans, cilantro lime rice, baby spinach and salsa salad with Late July Multigrain chips

Our favorite Late July multigrain tortilla chips on top of black bean salad.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Black Bean bowl

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Bowls that are super easy and quick to make.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Black Bean burrito

Pulled Pork Burritos with the best instant pot black beans.


  1. Pick through beans and discard irregular beans and any debris.
  2. Rinse beans in a strainer, drain.
  3. Add all ingredients into Instant Pot except for salt and worcestershire sauce.
  4. Pressure cook beans.
  5. Open lid and add salt, worcestershire sauce and stir.
  6. Serve and enjoy with your favorite people!

Instant Pot black beans, cilantro lime rice, baby spinach and salsa salad

Instant Pot black beans, cilantro lime rice, baby spinach and salsa salad

Best Instant Pot Black Beans

Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Natural Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 onion quarted
  • 2 cloves garlic or 1 tsp minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce gluten free
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Pick through the black beans, removing any bad pieces or debris. Rinse and drain.
  • Add water, green chiles, onion, garlic, bay leaves and cumin into the Instant Pot. Close lid and turn knob to sealing. Cook on high for 40 minutes followed by a 10 minute natural release (or full natural release is fine too). Turn knob to venting to release any remaining pressure.
  • Add salt, Worcestershire sauce and stir. The large pieces of onion and garlic will disintegrate as you stir. Remove bay leaves and discard.
  • Serve with chips or over salads, in soups, or as a side to your favorite mexican dish.


Serving: 1grams

Similar Posts


  1. If I make a half recipe, the cook time stays the same, right? I’m torn between wanting to make these and refried beans! Thanks!

  2. Just made these. Holy cow they are amazing. Never buying canned beans again! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.