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easy baked beans

Easy Baked Beans

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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: beans, easy baked beans, instant pot, pinto beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
natural release: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD


  • 1 pound dry pinto beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup low sodium ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water


  • In the Instant Pot, add beans and water. Cook on manual high pressure for 25 minutes. When done, allow pressure to naturally release.
  • Remove lid and strain beans in a colander. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Add oil and heat then add onion and pepper. Saute until tender, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn off Instant Pot. Add barbecue sauce, ketchup, Dijon, vinegar, maple, salt, and water and mix well. Add beans and stir to combine.
  • Secure lid, close steam valve, and cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Naturally release pressure. Carefully open lid and gently stir.