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Instant Pot Baked Beans Recipe

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Instant Pot baked beans are a delicious and satisfying Instant Pot side dish. This baked beans recipe made with bacon is going to be the perfect summer side dish or potluck side dish to bring to your next party.

This pressure cooker baked bean recipe uses dried beans, for a very affordable and easy side dish.

baked beans in a bowl with fork by it

This bbq baked beans recipe is a sweet and savory pressure cooker beans. I used savory bacon, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and other ingredients to create the perfect baked beans from scratch recipe.

This baked beans with bacon makes for a satisfying side dish the whole family will be onboard with. Also, learn how to cook dried beans in Instant Pot with this guide.

Why You Will Enjoy This Instant Pot Baked Beans…

  • Made from scratch
  • Perfect pressure cooker side dish
  • Easy ingredients
  • Sweet and savory
  • Thick baked beans
  • Great side dish
  • Made with dried beans
  • Affordable

Ingredients Needed

baked bean ingredients on counter
  • Bacon
  • Northern Dried Beans
  • Minced Garlic
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Honey
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Pepper & Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water

How to Make

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cooking bacon in Instant Pot

Step 1: Start by dicing up your bacon, and then turn on the saute feature and cook your bacon until nice and crispy. Remove bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Step 2: Now you will add in the beans, vegetables, vinegar, and spices. Toss in the water, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Make sure the beans are covered.

pressure cooker side dish

Step 3: Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to sealing. You will pressure cook for 50 minutes. Then allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Once done, release the remaining pressure and stir in the honey, brown sugar, bacon, and tomato sauce. Turn on the saute mode, and mix in the cornstarch with some water.

The cornstarch will thicken the baked beans.

Step 5: Let cool a bit then serve up warm baked beans.

baked beans on a fork above bowl


If you do not eat all your baked beans with bacon right away, it will store for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Just place in an airtight container.

Then for reheating you can warm up in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stove. If you do warm up the beans in the oven, cover them with aluminum foil to prevent drying out.

Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

  • For a vegetarian baked bean recipe, leave the bacon out.
  • You can use other varieties of beans. Consider pressure cooker navy beans, pinto beans, etc.
  • You can lessen the honey or brown sugar to make it not as sweet if you want more of a savory bean.

Recipe FAQs

Baked beans in Instant Pot are so easy, here are some helpful questions you might have.

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Instant Pot Baked Beans

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serve up this Instant Pot Baked Beans for a delicious side dish. A sweet and savory pressure cooker baked beans recipe. A homemade baked bean recipe that makes a wonderful side dish.


  • 1 package of bacon, diced (12 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound Dried navy beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcetershire Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water, divided


  1. Start by dicing up the bacon, and then place the bacon in the Instant Pot and saute until the bacon is cooked. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil. Then add in the dried beans that have been rinsed, onion, garlic, pepper, spices, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and 3 1/2 cups of water.
  3. Pressure cook on high manual pressure for 50 minutes. Then once the time is up, natural release for 10 minutes before you push off the remaining pressure.
  4. Once you open the Instant Pot, then add in the honey, brown sugar, bacon, and tomato sauce. Turn the saute mode on.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then take remaining water and cornstarch and mix in a bowl. Then pour into the beans to thicken.
  6. Let the baked beans sit for a few minutes to thicken, and then serve.


You can use pinto beans as well.

Make sure to rinse your dried beans and remove any stones or beans that are not formed properly.

You can control the sweetness by using less honey and brown sugar in the recipe.

Store the leftover baked beans for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

The baked beans can be frozen, if you store in a proper container for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 543mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 10gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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