Instant Pot Baked Beans

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Instant Pot Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for your next get together. The Instant pot infuses all the flavor into the beans, making them the best tasting beans you ever had.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Bowl of Instant Pot baked beans in a white bowl with a red and white checked napkin.

Instant Pot Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for your next get together. The Instant pot infuses all the flavor into the beans, making them the best tasting beans you ever had.

Bowl of Instant Pot baked beans in a white bowl with a red and white checked napkin.

These Instant Pot baked beans cut the cook down by more than half and taste so rich and flavorful. This dish will be your go to for all your cookouts.

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  • Fast: An hour may seem like a long time, however, this is considerably less than standard methods.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: This recipe will become an instant classic because your family will adore these beans.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: They store well and are great as leftovers.
Side view of a white bowl of instant pot baked beans with brown sugar and instant pot in the background.

What You Need to Make Instant Pot Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • Bacon
  • Garlic
  • Great northern beans
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Honey
  • Tomato sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Sea salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water

Equipment

How to Make Baked Beans – Step by Step

Bowls of beans vegetables bacon and seasonings required to make the instant pot baked beans.
  • Prepare Bacon: First, cut the bacon into bite size pieces and sauté in Instant Pot. Remove the bacon. Keep 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the instant pot.
  • Cook Beans:  Second, add the beans, vegetables, spices, vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic and 3 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook on high for 50 minutes. Naturally for 10 minutes after finished cooking.
  • Finish: Finally, add the honey, brown sugar, bacon and tomato sauce. Bring it to boil. Lastly, make a slurry and stir into the boiling beans.
  • Serve:  Let sit and cool before serving.
Raw ingredients in Instant Pot and finished beans in the instant pot.

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Common Questions About Baked Beans in the Instant Pot

HOW DO I STORE INSTANT POT BAKED BEANS

Store in an airtight container for up to five days in the fridge.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT BEAN?

Any type of bean are great in this recipe. For example, butter, kidney, navy or pinto.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, simply adjust the proportions accordingly.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO FREEZE INSTANT POT BAKED BEANS?

Indeed, this recipe can be stored after cooking for up to three months in the freezer.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

Of course, like a lot of dishes they taste better when all the flavors has a chance to blend together.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH INSTANT POT BAKED BEANS?

Anything you enjoy would be great but here are a few of my favorites, such as:
>Porchetta Sandwich
>The Perfect Burger
>Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak

Instant pot baked beans on a fork with an instant pot in the background and a bowl of beans in the foreground.

Expert Tips for Making Instant Pot Baked Beans

  • Ham: Fortify the beans with a leftover ham bone while you are cooking to add to the flavor.
  • Spice it up: Feel free to add diced green chilies, cayenne pepper or your favorite spices to kick up the flavor.
  • Broth: Replace the water with a vegetable or alternatively a low sodium chicken broth.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Oven baking this recipe for 3 hours at 350.
  • More Bacon: Crumble more bacon on top before serving…because bacon!!!

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Bowl of Instant Pot baked beans in a white bowl with a red and white checked napkin.

Instant Pot Baked Beans

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Instant Pot Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for your next get together. The Instant pot infuses all the flavor into the beans, making them the best tasting beans you ever had.
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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz Bacon
  • 4 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 lb. great northern beans rinsed, dried
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water divided

Instructions

  • Cut the bacon into bite size pieces and toss into the instant pot on sauté mode. Sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside. Keep 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the instant pot.
  • Add the beans, vegetables, spices, vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic and 3 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook on high for 50 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes after finished cooking.
  • Add the honey, brown sugar, bacon and tomato sauce. Place on sauté mode and bring it to boil. In a cup, mix the cornstarch and remaining water into a slurry. Stir the slurry into the boiling beans.
  • Let sit and cool before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Ham: Fortify the beans with a leftover ham bone while you are cooking to add to the flavor.
  • Spice it up: Feel free to add diced green chilies, cayenne pepper or your favorite spices to kick up the flavor.
  • Broth: Replace the water with a vegetable or alternatively a low sodium chicken broth.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Oven baking this recipe for 3 hours at 350.
  • More Bacon: Crumble more bacon on top before serving…because bacon!!!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg

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