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Instant Pot Beans

I’m trying this to see how it turns out in the Instant Pot (IP).


  • 1 bag of beans (pinto or navy)
  • enough water to cover the beans a few inches for soaking
  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1/2 c. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown Splenda (or 2 tbsp regular brown sugar)
  • 1 kg of 2″ bacon pieces (use less, but we really like bacon)
  • 2 med. onions

Preparation: Soak beans overnight, drain, rinse, drain again.  Cook bacon until it starts to crisp up on the sauté setting of the IP.  While bacon cooks, make mixture of liquid (molasses, maple syrup, Splenda/brown sugar, and water) and salt. Remove  bacon with a slotted spoon and drain the fat from the IP insert.  Again on the sauté setting, cook onions until they’ve started to soften up, add a tbsp bacon grease if needed.  When done, add half of the liquid mixture and deglaze insert.  Add beans, bacon, and remaining liquid.  Stir. Use meat/stew setting for 60 min. to pressure cook, 80 min. if you want the beans to be really soft.