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How to make beans in a pressure cooker

How to Make Beans in a Pressure Cooker

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Today, I'm going to show you How To Make Beans In A Pressure Cooker. It is a great way to make beans from scratch in only 30 minutes. This recipe will save your time while cooking.
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4.67 from 3 votes


  • 2 cups dried Romano beans
  • 3 cups of water for washing and soaking the beans
  • 8 cups of vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion — chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic — minced
  • 1 whole red pepper — or any other kind you prefer, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • A pinch of cumin
  • A pinch of chili pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups of vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and pepper


  1. First, you need to pick through the beans. Discard any stones or any damaged beans.
  2. Wash the beans in a colander and soak the beans overnight or for at least for 4 hours.
  3. Next, rinse and drain the beans.
  4. In a pressure cooker, add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté until the onions are golden.
  5. Add red pepper, tomato paste, dried parsley, cumin, and chili pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes more.
  6. Add the beans, the bay leaves, and 8 cups of broth or water.
  7. Close the pressure cooker and cook over high heat until the pressure builds up.
  8. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the beans are tender and soft.
  9. When the beans are ready, taste and add any extra seasonings (salt and pepper), if necessary.
  10. Discard the bay leaves and top with fresh green onions. Serve with rice.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: healthy, how to, side dish, vegan, vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 108, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 109mg, Potassium: 136mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 2g

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