INSTANT POT CUBAN BLACK BEANS

Beans have always been one of my simple go-to real food meal staples! Easy on the budget and cooked from dry in a relatively short amount of time with the help of a handy dandy pressure cooker, this recipe for Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans is full of flavor and real food goodness that will make real food realistic on so many levels.

INSTANT POT CUBAN BLACK BEANS

INGREDIENTS:
  1. 1 1/2 cup dried black beans, picked over, rinsed, soaked, and rinsed again.
  2. 1 bay leaves
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, avocado oil or ghee
  4. 1 1/2 cups minced yellow onion
  5. 2 cups diced bell pepper
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  7. 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  8. 5 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder), or to taste
  9. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  10. 5 cups broth
  11. cayenne to taste (optional)
  12. salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine all ingredients in your Instant Pot. Stir a few times to mix.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, lock in place and turn the valve to sealing.
  • Select the MANUAL setting and use the +/- buttons to set cook time for 30 minutes on HIGH pressure. 
  • Once the beans are done cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release for 20 minutes before quick releasing  the remaining pressure.