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

Best Instant Pot Black Beans

Course Side Dish, Instant Pot, Healthy Eats, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Instant Pot, Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Instant Pot Creations


  • 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


  1. Pick through the black beans, removing any bad pieces or debris. Rinse and drain.

  2. 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.

  3. Add salt, Worcestershire sauce and stir. The large pieces of onion and garlic will disintegrate as you stir. Remove bay leaves and discard.

  4. Serve with chips or over salads, in soups, or as a side to your favorite mexican dish.