Instant Pot Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Baked Beans are a quick and easy summer side dish thanks to the instant pot with all the hearty, filling, baked bean flavors you love. Slow cooker directions also provided.

Instant Pot Baked Beans in bowl with cornbread Instant Pot Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Hey everyone it’s Sabrina again from Cooking with Points, a healthy recipe blog dedicated to easy weeknight meals with a focus on Weight Watchers smart points.

This month I’m sharing a delicious side dish recipe for all the warm weather we’re finally starting to see (except on the East Coast, they’re still getting snow!). Some of my favorite summer recipes include Deviled Egg Potato Salad, Rotisserie Roasted Potatoes, and Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad; all three are delicious served during picnics or barbecues.

Pressure Cooked Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Baked Beans are one of the most popular summer side dishes we all enjoy. For years to have a healthier option for baked beans I used to just try to find the healthiest canned variety I could find.

The idea of making them from scratch with all the added sugars and the calories from the beans was overwhelming.

With the addition of beans to the zero points food list from Weight Watchers baked beans have once again become a side dish that you can enjoy without using a lot of your points. With a smaller amount of sugar and ketchup these baked beans won’t be too sweet, but just sweet enough satisfy all the cravings for the nostalgic flavors of baked beans that you love.

We also use dark brown sugar in this recipe in place of adding molasses (this helps us keep the points down) and since we’re using the instant pot we don’t even have to pre-cook the onions in any oil. This is as easy as adding the ingredients and letting the machine do all the work for us!

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Different Baked Bean flavors:

  • Add some spice with diced canned chilis or freshly chopped jalapeños.
  • Add some smoky flavors with some chopped up bacon.
  • Swap the brown sugar for maple if you like maple baked beans. (1/4 cup)
  • Another brown sugar swap is honey, which would also be delicious. (1/4 cup)

What to serve with baked beans:

Easy Instant Pot Baked Beans

Oven Baked Brown Sugar Baked Beans:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a cast iron skillet add 2 teaspoons of canola oil and the onions. Cook them until translucent on medium heat, about 4-5 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cover tightly and bake for 45 minutes.

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Instant Pot Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Baked Beans are a quick and easy summer side dish thanks to the instant pot with all the hearty, filling, baked bean flavors you love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 15.5 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (roughy 1 3/4 cups)
  • 15.5 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (roughy 1 3/4 cups)
  • 15.5 ounce can northern beans, rinsed and drained (roughy 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dark brown brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions:

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to the insert and stir them together well.
  2. Place the lid and lock. Set to Manual, High pressure, and set for 8 minutes.
  3. Once finished, natural pressure for about 10-15 minutes, then quick release.
  4. Stir before serving.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir them together well.
  2. Cover and cook low 6 to 7 hours. Stir before serving.
  1. Pictured is a double recipe, but the ingredients are exactly the same ratio.
  2. If using dried beans, cook for 35 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 2/3 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 156 calories
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 382mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 7.5g
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