Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans – All Ways Delicious

Mexican black bean pressure cooker recipe

Instant Pot Mexican black beans are super easy to make. And these black beans are a perfect accompaniment to tacos, burritos, enchiladas or any other Mexican food.

A low-angle shot of two white bowls filled with black beans garnished with cheese, cilantro, and lime slices.

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Why make homemade black beans?

I love making these Mexican black beans in my pressure cooker because the recipe is quick and easy, and they taste so much better than what you can buy in a can

. Second, when you make

black beans

at home, you can control exactly which ingredients go into them. You can make them with much less sodium than the canned version and omit any thickeners, stabilizers, preservatives, or hydrogenated oil.

Living in California, we eat a lot of Mexican food and Instant Pot black beans rival beans in top Mexican restaurants. You can serve them as whole beans as a side dish or turn them into refried black beans. Or add them to burritos, burrito bowls or enchiladas.

A sip of a tablespoon of black beans with the bean bowls in the background.

Why make black beans in an instant pot?

The ability to cook dried beans quickly without soaking them is one of the main reasons I bought an electric pressure cooker. In the Instant Pot, you can make this recipe starting with dried beans in about 45 to 50 minutes, from start to finish.


love using dried beans because I think they taste better and have better texture. They are also much lower in sodium than canned versions and you can control how much salt you add.

Also, let’s be honest, I can’t remember where I put my keys, so I’m sure I won’t remember soaking my beans overnight.

Instant Pot Mexican black beans are really healthy and I love that they can be made quickly.

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What ingredients do you need?

You only need a handful of ingredients and some basic spices to make these delicious Mexican black beans Instant Pot.

  • Dried
  • black beans

  • Cooking oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Puebla peppers
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Cumin, chili powder, cayenne and salt

How are these

Instant Pot black beans made?

It’s so easy AND fast, even when you start with

dried beans.

  1. Sauté onions, peppers and garlic in the Instant Pot using the stir-fry function
  2. .

  3. Add the spices, and then the black beans and water
  4. .

  5. Seal the pot and cook under manual pressure for 35 minutes.
  6. When the cooking time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes or so. Quickly release any remaining pressure.
  7. When the pressure

  8. has been completely released, remove the lid from the pressure cooker and then gently stir the beans
  9. .

  10. Server garnished with lemon, cilantro and cheese slices or other ingredients as desired.

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What are Mexican beans good for?

I serve these black beans as a side dish for almost any Mexican meal. Sometimes I use an immersion blender to turn them into “refried” black beans.

I use them in my chicken enchiladas or serve them along with Korean tacos, chilaquiles, baked chicken taquitos or tamales.

You can even turn them into a quick Instant Pot black bean soup by adding more broth or water.

Low angle shot of two bowls of black beans garnished with cheese, cilantro, and lemon juice. Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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