There will be a few dishes that you will make in the Instant Pot that you will consider life-changing. I have a few dishes like my instant pot lemon cream cheese dump cake and instant pot weight watchers pineapple angel food cake, those were both pretty mind-blowing once I discovered I could make cakes in my instant pot. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken was pretty life-changing in that it showed me how two very simple ingredients and very little time could produce a delicious dinner for my boys rather than ordering expensive takeout.
Then I tried to make Instant Pot Refried Beans and then the light bulbs started to go off. Making beans is so much easier to do in the instant pot and does not require soaking. Having homemade black beans is usually only a treat I can have at an authentic Mexican restaurant but now I can have them anytime I want. This recipe is so simple and, once again, does not require any soaking!
Instant Pot Black Beans are about as life-changing as you can get. No more soaking your beans. This is such a simple and easy dish not to mention delicious!
- 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 12 oz Sausage or cooked ham
- 1 lb dried black beans
- 1 onion white yellow or sweet, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 8 cups chicken broth
- cilantro chopped for garnish
Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting and pour oil into the pot.
Add sausage or ham and cook until lightly browned.
Add the dry black beans, chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and stock.
Place the lid on the pot. Turn the lid to the closed position and set the timer for 45 minutes.
When the timer goes off do a natural release for 30 minutes. The remaining pressure may be released manually.
Garnish and serve.