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Beans

beans I made beans in our 6 qt Instant Pot (IP).  They turned out really well!  It didn’t make too much and 4 of us ate well from it with leftovers remaining at the end.

Note:

I now have an 8 quart IP.  You can easily make a whole bag of dry beans (about 4 cups) with it, just double the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c pinto beans dry, rinsed
  • c water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 500 g pack of bacon (cut in 1″ slices, you can use peameal bacon, ham, or any pork really)
  • 2 medium sliced onion
  • 3/4 c molasses
  • 2 tbsp packed brown Splenda (1/4 c if using regular brown sugar)
  • 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Preparation: Put first 3 ingredients in the Instant Pot (IP) and pressure cook for 60 min.  Slice bacon and onions, set aside.  Make mixture with remaining ingredients.  When the IP has finished its cycle, release pressure naturally or quickly, it doesn’t matter.  Drain beans (there won’t be much water left) and set aside in a big bowl (or keep them in the same insert while you use another insert for the bacon and onions).  In the IP, add bacon and onions, sautée until onions are soft and bacon is fairly cooked (not crispy).  Add beans and molasses mixture to IP, stir gently to mix everything, and pressure cook for another 20 min.   Serve hot or cold; the beans are awesome either way.