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.
15 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans”
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Delicious recipe, served over brown rice. Love the flavor. I used 6 cups of broth beans didn’t absorb all, saved of further use.
Thank you Shayda for another great recipe.
What changes in timing, amount of liquid, etc would you make when using beans that have been soaked? Unsoaked beans don’t do well with my tummy. Thanks!
I would have to try it and let you know.
THIS RECIPE WAS SOOOOOO GOOOOD!
I LOVE IT! I like things spicy, so added 2 canned chipotle chiles into the Instantpot a the start.
5 cups of water was perfect!
I’m so glad you love it!!
I’ve now made this twice in one week. It’s going to be a favorite for sure!
That makes me so happy that you enjoy this recipe!
can I make this in a 6 quart pot?
thank you for everything you do for us
I’m sure you can, and you are welcome
Love this recipe! Make it a couple times a month. I usually have it on top of brown rice or Yukon gold potatoes. Freezes well too.
So glad you enjoy this recipe. And I agree, it freezes beautifully!
We made these beans tonight and they were wonderful! Didn’t have the jalapeño powder so added fresh jalapeño when sautéing the onions. This is a repeat recipe for sure. Thank you!
Hi Joan, I’m so glad you used fresh jalapeños!! It taste great either way. So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.