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How to make beans in a pressure cooker

How to Make Beans in a Pressure Cooker

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword healthy, how to, side dish, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 108kcal


  • 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


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


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g