Beans in the Pressure Cooker
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This is a general recipe for making beans in your pressure cooker.
  • 1 bag of dried cannelini or other white beans, pre-soaked or quick soaked
  • 1 small onion (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 small peeled carrot (optional)
  • ½ green pepper (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t olive oil
  1. Place all ingredients in your pressure cooker.
  2. Cover with about 2 inches of water - do not fill pressure cooker higher than ½ full.
  3. Following instructions on your pressure cooker, bring to high pressure. Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes in a stovetop pressure cooker or 7-8 minutes in an electric pressure cooker. If you are using other type of beans, follow recommended pressure cooking times for the size and type of bean.
  4. Allow pressure to release following natural release methods. Make sure to release using natural release methods and beans tend to foam and can cause small particles to block the release valve - this is especially likely if you do a quick pressure release.
  5. Drain the beans. You can save the liquid to use in soups. Discard the vegetables if you used them.
  6. Salt the beans while still warm.
Recipe by My Kitchen Clatter at