Love Baked Beans? We do too! They are amazingly easy to make, and one of my kids favorite foods.
They are popular in the summer with get togethers and picnics, and they are also just as popular at our fellowship group at church – someone always, always has baked beans!
Thankfully.. they are EASY to make in the Instant Pot and much cheaper (+ better) than buying in store. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I would invest in one – it’ll make your life so much easier!
Sure, you can make baked beans from canned beans, but one of the best reasons to make your own from scratch is to avoid high fructose corn syrup – right?
We started with dry beans, and instead of doing an overnight soak, we did a quick soak of the beans in the Instant Pot. A quick soak is super easy – dump one pound of dry, rinsed beans in the Instant Pot with 2 quarts of water and place on manual (high pressure) for 5 minutes. Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally and then drain.
We had to run the kids to church group so I used the quick soak method right before I left, that way when I got back they were ready to cook into beans. At that point, I threw the rest of the ingredients in, pushed the button and by the time we picked them up from church group the beans were done.
Ready to eat.
They really are pretty incredible and very forgiving. If you want them a little sweeter, then increase the brown sugar.
If you love more of a smoky flavor, add more bacon or a tiny bit more liquid smoke. Or, if pork isn’t your thing, then sub out turkey bacon (we have and it tastes just as incredible).
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? If so, you are in luck – we rounded up over 100 Instant Pot Recipes from several varieties of tamales to yogurt, chicken paprikash, orange chicken, beef and potatoes au gratin and more.