Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans

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Rated 4.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans
Pressure Cooker Quick Dried Beans


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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. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 72 calories; 0g fat; 12.9g carbohydrates; 5g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 6mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 72 Calories from Fat3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat0g 0%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber4g 15%
Protein 5g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C1%
Calcium2% Iron7%

* 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


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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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Rick Rios says:

I’ve been cooking beans this way since getting my Mealthy last year. Works perfect every time for the beans I cook (pinto,kidney, great northern, black). I generally add other ingredients, such as canned chilies, tomatoes, etc. plus seasonings for the second (15 minute) cook. My work lunch staple.

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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.

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Terri Koshy says:

Turned out good. I had to cook for about 40 min. I also added piece of pork n a jalapeño.

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a guy says:

This did NOT work at all for me. Both times had to cook beans for at least 45min to over an hour.

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Alka VeerA says:

Can you avoid step 2 if beans have been soaked overnight? What is the reason for step 2 ?