These are some of the most amazing no soak Instant Pot baked beans you’ll ever eat! Perfectly cooked in your pressure cooker with no pre soaking required. They’re a great sweet and savory side dish for any barbecue and you can add a bit of heat to them too if you want.
Every time I use this fancy pressure cooker I am amazed at how quickly it cooks just about everything! Yes you can buy canned baked beans, and they’re pretty good, but these are the most amazing no soak Instant Pot baked beans you will ever make! Heck, we love them with burgers during the week when we don’t have people over and just want a delicious side dish. It’s one of our favorite side dish Instant Pot recipes I tell you. You’ve got to try them. (originally published 6/17)
- They aren’t hard to put together either and without the need to soak your beans overnight it just takes about an hour and a half start to finish to create these sweet and tangy pinto beans that are a must at every barbecue if you ask me!
If you’re looking to wow guests without slaving over the stove This. Is. IT. I tell you…….You can load them up with bacon and/or give them a little kick with some chili powder.
As is though this recipe has people raving over them and have taken them to countless potlucks where others have asked for the recipe…please do share. 😉
Why are homemade baked beans better than canned?
- Homemade is always best because you know EXACTLY what is in the recipe you’re eating
- When using dry beans you can control how soft they turn out, I don’t like mushy baked beans personally
- You can adjust how sweet your beans are
- The heat level can be tailored for your liking, make mild or add tons of spice if you like
You can adjust the spice level but I keep ours on the milder side. I do add a bit of chili powder just because it adds a great flavor to the homemade baked bean sauce I use to make these but you could definitely kick it up another notch and almost double the amount of that to give it a spicier flavor. Either way the beans turn out tender, the sauce is thick, sweet, and with chunks of bacon inside they are just….oh my goodness good!
- If you don’t have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY recommend one.
I was hesitant at first and stuck with my crockpot but once I got the hang of it I couldn’t stop creating new, quick, and delicious meals that were done in usually under 30 minutes!
A pressure cooker will work for this recipe as well if you are attached to yours, but from mom to mom this 7 in 1 device has made making dinners SO much easier.
This is what you’ll need to make this easy no soak Instant Pot baked beans recipe and a video showing how we make them too
- Dry pinto beans
- Bacon – optional
- Brown sugar
- Dry mustard
- White wine vinegar – this is the one I have
Add hot dogs at the end and follow our Instant Pot beans and franks recipe for another family winner for dinner too!
Why is using a pressure cooker better than making homemade baked beans on the stovetop?
- It is MUCH faster if you’re starting with dry beans (use this Instant Pot cooking times for beans chart to determine timing depending on what beans you’re using)
- no soaking overnight
- beans go from dry to perfectly soft in about 60 min.
- NO need to stand at the stove to cook them
- just throw all the ingredients in and walk away
Looking for more easy side dishes?
Here’s a video showing you how to make these no soak Instant Pot baked beans yourself.
No soak Instant Pot baked beans
- 16 oz. pinto beans dry, rinsed
- 6 c water
- 8 pcs bacon diced
- 1 onion diced
- 3/4 c molasses
- 1/2 c brown sugar packed
- 1.5 tsp dry mustard
- 3/4 c ketchup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1.5 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1.5 tbsp worcestershire Sauce
- Rinse your beans, put inside your Instant Pot or pressure cooker with 6 cups of water and 1 tsp. salt.
- Put lid on, close steam valve and set Instant Pot to the bean setting, normal, for 60 minutes.
- Do a natural release when done and lift lid carefully.
- Drain beans and set aside.
- Mix together all other ingredients except for bacon and onions and set aside.
- Dice onion and bacon. Set Instant Pot to saute, normal setting.
- Pour a few tbsp. olive oil into Instant pot and add your bacon and onion.
- Cook until onions have softened. Turn pressure cooker off (important step so it doesn't say burn when you put it on pressure setting again). Deglaze pot (meaning scrape bacon bits off bottom, can add a bit of water to get bits off so burn notice doesn't appear)
- Add your beans back into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
- Whisk sauce again (sugar will settle to the bottom), and pour over bean mixture.
- Stir gently.
- Put lid on, close valve, and set Instant Pot to bean, normal setting for 30 minutes (if you want them REALLY soft set to a bit longer but we think this is perfect).
- Do a natural release and lift lid carefully. Can serve immediately or if you want sauce to thicken set to saute normal again and stir slowly as it boils for 4-5 minutes, then let it sit for about 10 minutes for sauce to become thick! Leave in IP to stay warm with top ajar.
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