Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans
Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans


  • 1 pound dried beans, rinsed and stones removed
  • cold water to cover
  • 6 cups water


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  1. Pour beans into the steel inner pot of a pressure cooker and cover with cold water by about 1 inch.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook and cook for 1 minute on High Pressure. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  3. Pour beans into a colander and rinse under cold water. Discard the cooking liquid and rinse out the steel pot.
  4. Pour the soaked beans back into the same pot and add 6 cups water. 
  5. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook and cook for 15 minutes on High Pressure.
  6. Let pressure release naturally.
Mealthy tip:

This recipe works for every kind of dried bean: black beans, red beans, white beans, navy beans, lima beans, heirloom beans, pinto beans, and more!

Use a 3:1 ratio (water:beans) when cooking the soaked beans in the pressure cooker. For example, if you are cooking 1 cup soaked beans, then you would use 3 cups water. In this recipe 2 cups beans are used, so use 6 cups water.

If there's some liquid still in the pot, you can drain the beans or you can stir them for a couple minutes to incorporate that remaining liquid. 


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Jen the Mighty says:

This is a tried-and-true beans method. I don't know if I'll every buy canned again, when this is so fast, easy, and inexpensive. I can literally make several can-sized servings of beans in one go and in almost no time at all. Fantastic.

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Brenda Fisher says:

This recipe saved the day!! My husband volunteered me to make red beans and rice for his office potluck and usually I like to soak my beans overnight. I found this recipe and was able to get my meal done in time for his event.