My Corner of the World

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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. Ingredients:

  • 2 c pinto beans dry, rinsed
  • c water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 500 g pack of bacon (cut in 1″ slices)
  • 2 medium sliced onion
  • 3/4 c molasses
  • 1/4 c packed brown Splenda (1/2 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.  Drink first glass of wine.  Slice bacon and onions, set aside.  Make mixture with remaining ingredients except wine.  Drink the second glass of wine.  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.  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 30 min.  Drink third glass of wine.  Serve hot or cold; the beans are awesome either way.