Instant Pot Baked Beans

Baked Beans with WML Board, brown sugar and onion in serve bowl
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Posted On: May 27, 2018
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

Baked beans are a classic comfort food side dish in American BBQ food culture.  I enjoy them as much as the next person, but I cringe when I look at cans of baked beans at the store.  As usual, one of the 1st ingredients after the beans is high fructose corn syrup.  Forget that!  It’s easier than you think to make baked beans yourself with an Instant Pot and it cooks in no time.  Instant Pot baked beans are super easy and delicious so give them a try!

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Baked Beans – Pow!

I’m a little behind the curve on getting an Instant Pot.  I have no idea why it took me so long to get one. Subconsciously, I think it was fear and uncertainty. My parents had a stove-top pressure cooker when I was young and I remember many great meals cooked in it, but I had never tried using it myself.

Even though the Instant Pot is all the rage now for home cooks, I started with an electric pressure cooker my sister gave me. When I started using the pressure cooker, it was like my magic wand in the kitchen. I forgot how handy these pressure cooking beasts can be! Now I’m hooked on pressure cooking and my Instant Pot.  I’m not sure how I went so long without using one.

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Speedy Baked Beans

Baked Beans are usually what we heat up from a can we bought at the store. If you want to make baked beans yourself, they take a long time to bake and most of us don’t want to wait that long.  With the Instant Pot, this baked beans recipe is made in a flash.  You can enjoy this comforting side without heating up your kitchen and waiting a long time. I hate heating up the house in the summer, so this recipe makes it possible to make a favorite BBQ side dish without the added heat from an oven. Sweet and savory, it’s hard to go wrong with a side of baked beans to complete a BBQ meal.

Instant Pot Baked Beans with WML board and serve bowl
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BBQ Side Dish

If you’d like to add a green to your BBQ feast, check out this Broccoli Salad with Bacon. My whole family loves this salad. It’s a big hit for summer holidays or just an easy summer weekend side dish.

Baked Beans with WML Board, brown sugar and onion in serve bowl
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Instant Pot Baked Beans

This recipe makes about 4 cups of Instant Pot baked beans.
These baked beans can be made a day ahead of time if necessary.
If you can't enjoy these Instant Pot baked beans all within a couple days you can freeze the leftovers.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Vegetarian Side Dish
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal



  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 15- ounce can Pinto Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15- ounce can Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15- ounce can Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth


  • Turn Instant Pot to saute, add olive oil once up to temp, then add onion and salt and saute onions until slightly tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After onions sauteed add remaining ingredients, stir to combine and lock the Instant Pot, making sure it's in the proper pressure setting.
  • Manually set your Instant Pot to High for 9 minutes.
  • Once it's done pressure cooking let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, once that time is up go ahead and quick release, making sure to open the lid facing away from you so you don't get steamed.
  • Stir the beans and let it sit open in the pot at least 5 minutes because it will be piping hot.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 10gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 641mgPotassium: 570mgFiber: 9gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
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