Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker

Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From FOOD 911 with Tyler Florence.


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15 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


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4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
ham hock (about 1 pound)
1 medium
onion, diced
garlic cloves, minced
bay leaf
6 c
dried black beans, picked over and rinsed (about 1 pound)
6 c
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker


  • 1In a 6-quart pressure cooker over medium-high heat, pour in 3 tablespoons oil.
  • 2Add the ham hock and onions and cook until the onions are wilted and the ham hock is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • 3Throw in the garlic and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute more.
  • 4Add the beans and give a good stir.
  • 5Pour in the water; add the remaining tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of salt, and a couple of grindings of pepper.
  • 6Following the manufacturer's instructions, cover, lock the lid, and bring to high pressure. Lower heat to maintain pressure and start timing. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • 7Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • 8Release the steam, again following the manufacturer's directions. If the beans are underdone, simmer them with the lid off until tender.
  • 9Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • 10Pick meat from ham hock and add to beans; discard the bone.
  • 11Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • 12Cook's note:
    The oil prevents the beans from foaming and clogging the steam vent of the pressure cooker.

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About Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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