Go Back
recipe for Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Break out the pressure cooker, these Instant Pot Baked Beans are the most delicious dinner side dish. So easy, no pre-soaking required!
Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, beans, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 pound dry navy or pinto beans or a combination
  • 8 cups of water
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke


  • Add the beans and water to the Instant Pot, lock the lid into place and cook on manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Carefully quick-release the steam valve.
  • When the steam has completely released, pour the cooked beans into a colander and drain off any excess water.
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and add the chopped bacon.
  • Stir and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and crispy.
  • Add the onions and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are softened.
  • Add the beans back into the pot with the remaining ingredients (garlic powder, onion powder, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, mustard and liquid smoke).
  • Place lid on the pot and cook on manual high pressure for another 10 minutes.
  • Carefully quick-release the steam valve again.
  • Remove the lid, stir and serve immediately.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.