Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans

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Rated 4.5 based on 11 customer reviews
Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans
Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

Use these beans for refried beans! Drain them well, mash them up and fry for 10 to 15 minutes with olive oil (or traditionally with lard). Black beans are classified as legumes. They are also known as "turtle beans" because of their shell-like appearance.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 259 calories; 1g fat; 47.5g carbohydrates; 16g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 306mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat0g 1%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47.5g 16%
Dietary Fiber12g 47%
Protein 16g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C1%
Calcium8% Iron21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(11 Reviews)

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Caro Hodgin says:

perfect, simple black beans. i love making beans in my pressure cooker and am always looking for the best recipes to make perfect, soft, but not overcooked beans. this is a great one.

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Greg Jones says:

I love black beans and I really enjoyed them in this quick and easy pressure cooker recipe. I couldn't figure out what was missing with all the other recipes I've tried, and it's the onion! Adds so much flavor to this side dish.

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Jake Findlay says:

I added in a little cilantro but was so happy with the recipe and that the right amount of time was given. I've definitely over/undercooked black beans before. Used as a side for taco night! Love that this can be done so quickly in a pressure cooker!

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Cara Larson says:

These are so good! Made these for the third time tonight and they have been delish every time. I plan to add some garlic next time.

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Erin Hudson says:

Really easy and fulfilling dish. I added in some diced chicken and topped with diced red onions and cotija cheese.

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Pinney Stern says:

This recipe turned out the best black beans I’ve ever had; if I got these at a restaurant I’d go back for more. Yummm Truly five star and easy too.

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Nemo Neo says:

I love freshly cooked black beans. I also like to add some Epazote leaves to it.

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Alli Shircliff says:

Super easy to make and what a time saver. I usually soak my beans overnight and then cook them in the slow cooker all day. I was short on time today, so looked up how to make beans quickly. So glad I found this recipe and that I have a Mealthy Multipot so I can pressure cook everything!

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Brad Erickson says:

Simple, good easy. Note: 1 pound dried black beans is about 2 cups.

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Kristin Halladay says:

I must have added too much water. They were so soupy. I’ll try again.

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bhavana patil says:

It was good... I love making black beans this way too