Instant Pot Black Beans ~ No Soak!

No Soak Instant Pot Black Beans is loaded with sausage, onions, garlic, and more. The ultimate way to cook dried black beans! 

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 Black Beans

 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.  

Instant Pot Black Beans

Making Dried Beans In Instant Pot

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!

How Do You Make No Soak Black Beans In The Instant Pot 

Start by sauteing your onions and sausage or ham. This is going to add a lot of flavor and depth to your dish. 

Once you get done with this step, you will turn off the saute and pour in the rest of your ingredients and pressure cook as directed. 

Natural release the beans to help tenderize them, and then release pressure and serve in a bowl. 

Instant Pot Black Beans

What To Serve With Black Beans

  • Cornbread 
  • Bread and Butter 
  • Greens 
  • Etc 

You can always serve up these incredible beans. Or serve it as a side dish to your main if you would prefer. 

Can You Use Old Dried Beans 

Yes, you sure can. The biggest thing about dried beans if they are older, you will have to add a bit of time to your method. 

Dried beans after they sit for so long, you will find they just need additional cook time to ensure they are fully cooked and tender. While I recommend fresh dried beans, you can use old if that is all you have. 

Are Black Beans Good For You

Black beans are loaded with protein and fiber. These little beans are a great addition to your diet. Getting the meat in along with garlic will add more protein and nutrients. 

Just remember to eat these beans in moderation like all things. 

Instant Pot Black Beans

How To Store Leftovers 

All you need to do is store in an appropriate container and store in the fridge. Because of the meat you will only want to store these beans for up to three days. Anything after that you will need to use your best judgement. 

Meatless Black Beans 

You can make these black beans without meat if you would prefer. You can leave out the meat and swap the chicken stock with vegetable stock. 

Feel free to eat as is or add in a few more spices to help add more flavor. This can easily be adapted to a vegetarian black bean recipe if need be. 

Can I Double This No Soak Black Bean Recipe

If you do not go over the max line in your pressure cooker, you can double the recipe. If you have a smaller Instant Pot you will not be able to double. 

Instant Pot Black Beans

Just ensure you look at the max line and do not allow the liquid to go over it. 

Instant Pot Black Beans
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot Black Beans ~ No Soak

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting and pour oil into the pot.
  2. Add sausage or ham and cook until lightly browned.
  3. Add the dry black beans, chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and stock.
  4. Place the lid on the pot. Turn the lid to the closed position and set the timer for 45 minutes.
  5. When the timer goes off do a natural release for 15 minutes. The remaining pressure may be released manually.
  6. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1741mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

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