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Instant Pot Black Beans


  • 1 pound dry black beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon Jamaican Jerk BBQ seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
  3. Set to a manual high time for 35 minutes.
  4. When the cooking time has finished, allow for a manual release for 25 minutes

  5. Blend with an immersion blender or let cool and then blend in a stand blender. Add additional water if needed to reach desired consistency.
  6. Add additional seasoning if needed.
  7. Stir and serve as a side dish or in recipes calling for black beans.

Recipe Notes

For a neutral flavor, leave the spices out except the salt.