These Cuban Black Beans are absolutely delicious, and super easy to make in your Instant Pot. It requires no soaking in advance and no draining of the pot after they’re finished. Black beans are a staple in Cuban cooking, typically served with rice and a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and garnished with cilantro. These beans freeze really well.
1 pound dried black beans
1 medium onion, finely chopped
6-9 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Teaspoon cumin
2 Teaspoon oregano
2 bay leaves
2 Teaspoon coriander
2 Teaspoon smoked paprika
1 Teaspoon dried jalapeño powder
6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
Fresh lime to squeeze on top-optional
sliced avocado, optional
1-Using the sauté function on your instant pot, go ahead and sauté the onions until they are caramelized. Add the garlic and sauté a bit longer. Now add all the spices and mix everything for a minute or two. At this point, turn off the sauté function.
2-Add the remaining ingredients to the instant pot, mix everything and close the lid.
3-Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes, and let the pressure come down naturally. (You can release the pressure after 20 minutes if you like). Make sure to open the lid carefully and discard the bay leaf.
4-Enjoy alone, on top of rice, or you can use in wraps, burritos or tacos. It’s absolutely delicious.