Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

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Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)
Pressure Cooker Mexican Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans, rinsed, stones removed
  • cold water to cover
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Toppings
  • cotija cheese, chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  1. Place beans in inner steel pot of pressure cooker and pour cold water into pot to cover beans by 1 inch.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and turn steam vent handle to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook and cook on High Pressure for 1 minute. When cooking is complete, move steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. 
  3. Drain and rinse beans under cold water, discarding cooking liquid. Return beans to inner steel pot of pressure cooker.
  4. Stir water and chopped onion into beans.
  5. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and turn steam vent handle to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook and cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally.
  6. Drain any excess cooking liquid until desired consistency is reached. Season beans with salt to taste and top with cheese and cilantro (or your favorite toppings) to serve.
Mealthy Tip

This basic recipe has plenty of room to add chilies for spice and a variety of toppings for more flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 83 calories; 1g fat; 14.3g carbohydrates; 5g protein; 1mg cholesterol; 171mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%

* 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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