Black Beans From Scratch Recipe

finished-product-black-beansCurrently cans of beans run 4 for $5 to .99 each.  EXPENSIVE and the quality is not the greatest.  I’ve tried many brands, probably every brand available at Whole Foods, Lassen’s Sprouts, Pavillion’s, Vons and Stater Bros.

I have begun the quest to make my own black beans (stove top) and failed about 4 or 5 times over the past 8 years.  They were ALWAYS crunchy.  We wasted so much time and money (and anticipation)!

The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has saved the day for me and I am happy to present a recipe to make some seriously DELICIOUS black beans in 40 minutes.

This is a variation of a few recipes I read online and my many failures.

The flavor of these beans: salty and savory.

Set these items out before you begin.


  • a Pressure Cooker like Instant Pot
  • 2 cups Dry beans (preferably organic) rinsed and duds/dirt picked out
  • 8 cups veggie stock
  • 1 yellow onion cut in half (take off outer shell)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1t cumin
  • 1t sea salt
  • 1 orange cut in half


  1. Place all ingredients in Instant Pot.
  2. Set on HIGH.
  3. Cook for 40 minutes.
  4. Let is release on its own for the best results.
  5. Open lid according to instruction and serve up!



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