Beans were commonly not made in my house growing up. They required hours and hours or preparation and pasta was much easier to serve as a side. Now, with the pressure cooker, this time is cut dramatically. It now makes it possible to eat during the week.
Some of the health benefits of eating legumes:
Great sources of protein, sometimes kids just don’t like eating meat, so these become a great alternative. Another reason that kids like eating them are they are easy to eat, if you don’t add a sauce, the kids can eat them all day, just like they would cheerios or goldfish.
They are rich in fiber but low in calories. They are great for a dieter’s diet.
Because they are rich in fiber, they help reduce cholesterol levels.
Help blog sugar levels, great for people with diabetes.
Items Used In Making This Recipe:
Strainer-The Great Invention of all time, this is not a regular strainer.
Simple side dish, done in minutes.
- 1 cup of dried beans
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- Lay out all of the dried beans on a plate, so you visually inspect them for any rocks or other stuff.
- Then lay them in a colander, and rinse.
- Put the beans in a bowl with water. The water should be cover the beans, they will roughly double in size. So, take that into consideration.
- Let the beans sit at least 6 hours or ideally overnight.
- Drain the beans and rinse them.
- Place the beans in the Instant Pot, then cover them water. The water should be a little bit above the beans in the Instant Pot.
- To prevent foaming, add 1 teaspoon of oil to the beans.
- Add your cover and set the Bean/Chili setting for the time in your chart (see below)
- Then let the beans naturally release.
- Then just drain the beans.
Above is the time chart, that I have come up with. Note, these times are based on my altitude, different altitudes have different times. So, use these as an estimate only
- 1 pound dried black beans
- 5 cups beef stock
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Start by adding all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot.
- Mix well.
- Place your lid on the Instant Pot, and set your manual pressure for 50 minutes. Make sure it’s on the sealing position.
- When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release.
- When all of the pressure has been released, open up the lid, and mix the beans together.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!