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Instant Pot Baked Beans

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Get ready to elevate your side dish game with these Instant Pot Baked Beans! Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, potluck, or cozy family dinner, these beans are sure to steal the show. With just a handful of simple ingredients and the magic of the Instant Pot, you can create a batch of perfectly cooked, irresistibly flavorful baked beans that will have everyone coming back for seconds. So, dust off your Instant Pot and get ready to impress your guests with this crowd-pleasing recipe!

instant pot baked beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans

These Instant Pot Baked Beans are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re serving them alongside grilled meats, as part of a hearty breakfast spread, or even as a main dish with some crusty bread, they’re sure to be a hit. Plus, with the convenience of the Instant Pot, you can whip up a batch in no time, making them perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Say goodbye to canned baked beans and hello to homemade goodness with this easy and satisfying recipe!

Instant Pot Baked Beans

What Will Someone Love About This Recipe

There’s so much to love about Instant Pot baked beans! First and foremost, their flavor is simply unbeatable. With a perfect balance of sweetness from maple syrup and molasses, savory richness from bacon, and a hint of heat from jalapeños (if you choose to add them), these beans are packed with deliciousness in every bite.

Additionally, the Instant Pot makes the cooking process a breeze. Gone are the days of waiting hours for beans to simmer on the stove or in the oven. With the Instant Pot, you can have tender, flavorful baked beans ready to enjoy in just about an hour, with minimal effort required.

Not to mention, homemade baked beans are far superior to anything you can buy in a can. You’ll know exactly what goes into them, and you can adjust the flavors to suit your preferences perfectly. Once you try these Instant Pot baked beans, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought again!

instant pot baked beans

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make delicious baked beans on the stove or in the oven. Here’s how:

Stovetop Method:

  1. Soak the dried navy beans in water overnight or for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add the chopped onion and continue cooking until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the soaked beans, water, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and jalapeños (if using) to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the beans are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and serve.

Oven Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Follow steps 1 and 2 from the stovetop method to cook the bacon and onions in a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven.
  3. Add the soaked beans, water, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and jalapeños (if using) to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid or aluminum foil and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  5. Bake for 3-4 hours, or until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the beans are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, remove from the oven and serve.

Both methods will result in delicious baked beans, but they require a longer cooking time compared to the Instant Pot method. Adjust the seasoning and sweetness to your taste preferences, and enjoy your homemade baked beans!

instant pot baked beans

What Type of Bean Do You Use For Baked Beans

For this recipe I have found dry navy beans work great! If you don’t have white navy beans feel free to reach for another bean you enjoy.

I have found the navy offers a great texture and flavor.

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Why Cook Baked Beans In Instant Pot

Cooking your baked beans in the Instant pot is a no-brainer to me! You get that slow and low simmered taste in literally a fraction of the time.

After you soak your beans it becomes and dump and go dish so you are completely hands off!

Last but not least these beans are incredible! The flavor, texture, all of it can’t be beat!

Tips & Tricks for Making Instant Pot Baked Beans

  1. Soak the beans: Soaking the dried navy beans before cooking helps to reduce their cooking time and ensures even cooking. Soak them overnight or for at least 8 hours for best results.
  2. Customize the flavor: Adjust the seasonings and sweetness of the baked beans according to your preference. You can add more or less maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, or even spices like paprika or mustard powder to suit your taste.
  3. Use thick-cut bacon: Thick-cut bacon adds a rich and smoky flavor to the baked beans. Chop it into large pieces for extra texture and flavor.
  4. Natural release: After the cooking cycle is complete, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure for about 15 minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure. This helps to prevent the beans from bursting and keeps them intact.
  5. Thicken the sauce: If the sauce is too thin after cooking, you can thicken it by simmering the beans uncovered on the sauté mode for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Serve with toppings: Garnish your Instant Pot baked beans with chopped green onions, crispy bacon bits, or a sprinkle of fresh parsley for added flavor and presentation.
  7. Make ahead: Instant Pot baked beans taste even better the next day as the flavors have had time to meld together. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

instant pot baked beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Delicious dump and go Instant Pot Baked Beans are delicious home cooked beans sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup.  Delish!


  • 1 pound Dried Navy Beans
  • 8 slices Thick Bacon roughly chopped
  • 1 medium Onion roughly chopped
  • 3 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Jalapeños seed removed and diced (optional)


  1. Rinse beans. Add beans and salt to a bowl and cover with water, two inches above beans. Soak for three hours. Drain beans and rinse.
  2. Select the Sauté and bring to heat.
  3. Add bacon and onions to the cooking pot and cook until bacon begins to brown scraping brown bits from the bottom. Add 1/4 cup of water and continue cooking until water has evaporated, bacon fat is rendered and onions are semi-soft.
  4. Add beans, water, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Ketchup, Brown Sugar, & Jalapeños to the cooking pot and stir to combine.
  5. Lock lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure for 60 minutes.
  6. When the timer goes off do a natural release for 15 minutes. The remaining pressure may be released manually.
  7. Discard any floating beans.
  8. You can Add 2 tsp dijon mustard and add additional Molasses to sweeten a bit more


If you have no time to soak, add 15 minutes to the cook time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 9g

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  1. Can’t wait to try this. The onions are listed twice. What is the correct amount of onions to add. Also, love that you post the nutritional info. Thanks.

  2. Don’t have any molasses. Can I just substitute dark brown sugar for the light brown sugar or do I need to add more sugar?

    1. @Sharon, yeah I don’t see either. and if you don’t soak, then how much salt. If I remember correctly it should be around 1-2 teaspoons

  3. Hi, going to try this recipe, but, not sure about cook time. Top of the recipe says “prep time: 10 min, cook time: 40 min. and total time: 50 min. In the recipe instructions it says to cook at high pressure for 60 minutes. Please let me know which is the correct cook time, anxious to try this. Thank you.

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