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 Fourth of July or any barbecue.
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)
No soak Instant Pot baked beans aren’t hard to put together either. Without the need to soak your beans overnight it just takes about an hour and a half start to finish!
If you’re looking to wow guests without slaving over the stove This. Is. IT. You can load them up with bacon and/or give them a little kick with some chili powder.
This recipe has raving reviews and has been taken 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 cooking dry beans in a pressure cooker 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. 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
- Cups of water to soften dry beans
- I tend to use room temp. vs. cold water
- Bacon – optional
- Brown sugar
- Dry mustard
- White wine vinegar – this is the one I have
- Some have added a touch of maple syrup, optional
Add hot dogs at the end and follow our Instant Pot beans and franks recipe for another family winner for dinner too!
Why is pressure cooking better than making homemade baked beans on the stovetop or slow cooker?
- They turn out perfectly every time
- Cooking and softening dry beans in the Instant Pot is MUCH faster. Use this Instant Pot cooking times for beans for times
- no soaking overnight
- beans go from dry to perfectly soft in about 60 min.
- you can see here what we mean, as well as peeking at our Instant Pot black beans from dry to perfect
- NO need to stand at the stove to cook them
- cooking the beans this way you just throw all the ingredients in and walk away
BUT if you love your crock here is our Crockpot baked beans recipe to try too!
Looking for more easy side dishes?
- Easy ambrosia recipe
- Pressure cooker refried beans
- Our homemade pressure cooker pinto beans are great too
- Simple potato salad
Here’s a video showing you how to make these no soak Instant Pot baked beans yourself.
Read the reviews below, everyone says this is a great recipe!
No soak Instant Pot baked beans
- 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.