These simple and tasty instant pot black beans, flavored with bacon, onion, garlic, poblano and lots of spices, have smoky yet mild taste that pair well with lots of dishes.
1pounddry black beans
Freshly ground black pepper(to taste)
½medium white onion(diced)
½medium poblano pepper(seeded and diced)
3 ½cuplow sodium chicken broth
Pressure cooker pre-soak: Rinse beans and add them to the Instant Pot with 8 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt. Close the lid and pressure-cook in manual mode for 4 minutes. When cycle is finished, switch to “Keep Warm” mode for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse beans.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, coriander, smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon kosher salt and pepper.
Switch to pot to “Sauté” When hot, add the bacon and sauté for 1 minute. Add the onions and poblano and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the spices and the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more. Pour in broth and drained beans and mix well.
Place lid on Instant Pot, make sure steam release handle is on “sealing.” Push “Bean/Chili” mode and cook for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally then add Tabasco and mix well.
For a deeper flavor, allow beans to sit in “Keep Warm” mode for at least 30 minutes.