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How can you use your Instant Pot for meal prepping?
The Instant Pot is great for meal prepping because it allows you to create a large amount of food to store or freeze for later. Take this black beans recipe for example. You can easily prepare a large number of beans and then freeze them for later use. Not only does it save time cooking it all together, but you can then easily unthaw them when it’s time to use them. I personally love using them with my Teriyaki Chicken Meals.
Do black beans freeze well to use later?
They do! Once you take the time to cook them in the Instant Pot, they’re a good texture to freeze and use for later. I recommend putting them in a clear bag with a label so you can write what they are and the date that they’re being added to the freezer. It’s also a good idea to freeze them in smaller batches so you won’t be unthawing them all if you’re only needing a cup or two to use for your recipe. I use black beans in some of The Very Best Instant Pot Beef Freezer Meals if you want to check that out, plus several other recipes on the site.
Do you have to soak black beans overnight before cooking them?
No, you don’t! Here are some tips- There is a quick soak method that you can use instead if you don’t have the time. Simply bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil. Take it off the heat and add the dried black beans. Cover and let it soak for 1 to 2 hours. It is ready to cook. Also, with a pressure cooker or instant pot, you really do NOT have to soak beans BUT I am old school and just cannot get past not doing so.
Now that you know a little bit about how cooking black beans in the Instant Pot is helpful for meal prep, let’s talk about how you can make it happen!
How To Fix Black Beans In The Instant Pot
Makes – 2.5 cups
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Ingredients TO MAKE INSTANT POT BLACK BEANS
1 cup of dried Black Beans
6 cups of Water
Instructions TO MAKE BLACK BEANS IN THE INSTANT POT
Soak the black beans in 3 cups of water overnight or at least 8 hours.
Drain and rinse.
Place the soaked black beans in the Instant Pot insert.
Add another 3 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt.
Select the “Pressure Cook” mode and adjust the time with the “- / +” to 20 minutes.
When Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release the naturally.
Drain the cooked black beans and use them in your favorite recipe.
Instead of soaking it overnight, there is a quick soak method- see above in the post for clear instructions on how to accomplish that.
You can directly cook the dried black beans in the Instant Pot without soaking. Use 6 cups of water and let it cook for 50 minutes. Release pressure naturally.
What are some fun ways that you can add black beans to recipes?
The addition of black beans to recipes is always a good idea. They are great additions to tacos, rice or other dinners where you’re wanting to add some simple and quick protein. I really like adding black beans to my salads as well once they are cooked because they add a fun texture and flavor. They would be a great addition to my air fryer egg and corn salad! YUM!
When you take the time to fix black beans in your Instant Pot, take the time to meal prep ahead and plan out some great recipes that you can add your beans. You’ll be amazed at how black beans really do go with a wide variety of dishes. They’re great to add in for a subtle taste and flavor. Or they can be eaten and enjoyed on their own as well.
How do you like to eat your black beans once they’re cooked?
Don’t Forget To Print Out The Recipe For Later!
- 1 cup of dried Black Beans
- 6 cups of Water
- Soak the black beans in 3 cups of water, overnight or at least 8 hours.
- Drain and rinse it the next day.
- Place the soaked black beans in the Instant Pot insert.
- Add another 3 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt.
- Select the “Pressure Cook” mode and adjust the time, with the “- / +” to 20 minutes.
- When Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release the naturally.
- Drain the cooked black beans and use it in your favorite recipe.
Instead of soaking it overnight, there is a quick soak way. Bring 3 cups of water to rolling boil. Take it off the heat and add the dried black beans. Cover and let it soak for 1 to 2 hours. It is ready to cook.
You can directly cook the dried black beans in the Instant Pot, without soaking. Use 6 cups of water and let it cook for 50 minutes. Release pressure naturally.