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Homemade Instant Pot Beans and Franks

Easy homemade Instant Pot beans and franks recipe that you and your kids will love. No soaking required for this fun dinner or potluck side dish!

Instant Pot Beans and Franks

Do you love homemade pressure cooker recipes? Me too. I don’t have time to make a lot of from scratch homemade meals but these Instant Pot beans and franks are much easier than you might think. One of our favorite kid friendly Instant Pot recipes. (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)

Homemade Beans and Franks Recipe

Using dried beans that require NO soaking beforehand it is easy to dump in and have it ready for dinner.

It’s a great side dish when you’re having a party too, or bring to a barbecue / potluck with friends too! You can make it in a Ninja foodi, Crockpot Express or any other brand you have on your countertop.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Beans

With a sweet yet tangy sauce, full of bacon, and lots of hot dogs inside it is so yummy for everyone! Yes we have made Beans and Weenies on the stovetop with canned beans doctored up and those are delish. For sure, no question about it but these are from scratch all the way.

If you’re apprehensive about using a bag of dry beans, don’t, I’ll help you. Using this Instant Pot cooking times for beans sheet it is easy to see how long each type takes and you can add flavors and ingredients from there.

We used pinto beans but really that is up to you. Northern work just the same if you’d rather, or white but that will yield a different color than the classic version.

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Beans and Weenies

I mean that is the fun and known term for these right. Especially if you have kiddos you have called it this for sure. Of course it is up to you how much bacon and how many hot dogs you want to put in.

You could also use those little smokies instead of hot dogs, I just tend to use whatever is on sale.

I first made these no soak Instant Pot baked beans and since they came out so well I adapted that recipe to make this and it worked really well the first time around.

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It is best served immediately we say so you get the most sauce possible before the beans soak it up a bit more with time but it is totally up to you.

At first I thought making beans from a bag would be labor intensive and not for me but it was SO easy so I did it over and over again after this.

Instant Pot beans and franks

  1. 1 bag pinto beans
  2. Onion
  3. Molasses
  4. Brown sugar
  5. White wine vinegar
  6. Hot dogs (or little smokies)
  7. Bacon
  8. Ketchup

A variety of seasonings are added to amp up the flavor over and above what you’ve tried in the can.

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If you’re looking for an easy pressure cooker baked beans or beans and franks dish this is not hard and tastes amazing.

It gets thumbs up from my kids and it was my lunch yesterday when I made it!

If you’re looking for more easy Instant Pot appetizers here are a few others you might enjoy that are yes…..easy!

  1. Instant Pot meatballs are fun as a sweet snack
  2. If you have more time you can cook dry beans in a Crockpot like we did with slow cooker black beans. Pinto would work the same way, then just add the hot dogs about 1 hour before they’re done.
  3. Our Ninja Foodi chili uses canned beans which means it’s done in just 10 minutes, and healthy too

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Instant Pot Beans and Franks

Easy homemade Instant Pot beans and franks recipe that you and your kids will love. No soaking required to make this recipe and it is not only a great meal but a fun side dish too. If you’re looking for a pressure cooker dish to take to a barbecue or potluck this is a great one.
Course Entree, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, beans, franks, hot dogs, instant pot, no soak, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 438kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Rinse dry pinto beans and put into Instant Pot with water.
  • Close lid and steam valve and push beans button, normal temp. for 60 minutes.
  • Do a natural release, drain liquid, set beans aside.
  • Turn IP to saute normal and add diced onion and bacon with a little olive oil, cook until onions soften and bacon is 1/2-3/4 of the way cooked. Turn IP off.
  • Add other ingredients listed (except for hot dogs and cooked beans in a bowl and whisk together well.
  • Add beans back into your Instant Pot and pour liquid molasses mixture you made on top, fold all ingredients together. (if you want a lot of sauce just double the sauce recipe)
  • Put lid on and close steam valve again and push bean button, normal temp, for 20 minutes.
  • Quick release, add sliced hot dogs, fold in gently and put lid back on for 10 final minutes on bean setting, normal temp.
  • Serve immediately for best results!


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beans and Franks
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 1056mg46%
Potassium 948mg27%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
5 from 3 votes
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Sunday 7th of May 2023

I loved this recipe!! I made this to bring to a Gentleman’s Bourbon night out and it was a HUGE SUCCESS! I used two packs of the Smoked Beef Wieners cut in half. There were no leftovers to bring home. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe. A definite keeper.


Sunday 5th of February 2023

Anyone tried this recipe in a slow cooker or know how to convert it to a slow cooker? TIA


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

I've made this recipe SO many times, it's always a hit. People always request them any time we have a potluck or barbecue. I have a different brand name pressure cooker but the recipe translates just the same, I never make any changes or substitutions.

The Typical Mom

Friday 2nd of September 2022

Oh good!!


Monday 20th of April 2020

I have different brand name multicooker. I looked up what the bean function for instapot. It said high pressure. If I cooked the pinto beans for 60 min on high pressure I'd have mush. I cooked the beans for 3 min. I had already soaked. Then proceeded with recipe. I then pressure cooked on high for 15 min and added the franks for another 10. It was fabulous. The sauce was thick and tangy just the way I like it. I won't soak next time; I just happened to already had when I started this recipe. I'll still only cook for about 20 min that first time to cook the beans. I'm calling this one a keeper.

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