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Instant Pot Baked Beans Recipe

Looking for a a baked beans recipe that doesn’t take a whole day to make? These Instant Pot baked beans are flavorful, easy to make, and are ready in under an hour! 

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 23 minutesTotal: 33 minutes
Fat 19 Carbs 27 Protein 17
Yield 6-8 servings 1x


Dried Beans

  • 1 lb. dried navy beans
  • 4 cups water or broth (any kind)

BBQ Baked Beans

  • 1 cup bean water*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, separated
  • 1/4 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage (any kind)
  • 115 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (we used Lillies Smokey BBQ)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


White Beans

  1. Being by adding the dried white beans and broth to the Instant Pot and cook them on high pressure >>20 minutes >> quick release. Then, let the beans sit for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot.
  2. Before straining the beans, remove 1 cup of the excess liquid from the cooked beans*. Set aside. Then, strain the rest of the liquid from the white beans in a sieve and then set the cooked beans aside.

Baked Beans

  1. Turn on the sauté function and add olive oil to the pot.
  2. When the olive oil is fragrant, add onion and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the pot. Let the onion cook until it begins to caramelize (about 5-6 minutes).
  3. Then deglaze the pot with bourbon by pouring the bourbon over the onion. Scrape the sides of the pot with a spatula to remove all the crunchy bits from the pot.
  4. Add the ground sausage to the pot and cook the sausage until it is no longer pink.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients to the Instant Pot and mix everything together.
  6. Cover the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to >> high pressure >> 3 minutes >> quick release.
  7. Stir the beans and let them sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 Calories: 358 Sugar: 11 Fat: 19 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 9 Protein: 17
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SideMethod: Instant PotCuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Baked Beans

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