Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
These Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans are the perfect side dish to your favorite Mexican entrees. These black beans are better than the restaurant version and the best part is, they are ridiculously easy to make because the Instant Pot does all the work!
Why Black Beans Make a Great Mexican Side Dish
Along with pinto beans, black beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine. You’ll find them in many Mexican dishes.
Because black beans protect our hearts, help prevent cancer and strengthen our bones, there are lots of reasons we should be adding them to our diet. The fact that they don’t contain many calories is a very nice added benefit too.
One of my favorite nutrient-loaded Mexican side dishes is this Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad, puts these mighty beans to good use. But I wanted to feature these beans in a dish all their own, which is why I’m sharing this recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans.
How to Make Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans
The nice thing about making Mexican Black Beans in your Instant Pot is that your IP will do most of the work. This is my favorite kind of recipe!
Basically, you just put everything into your Instant Pot, then seal it and set the time.
What goes in the Instant Pot?
Dry black beans, water, chicken stock, diced onion, minced garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
How long do they cook?
You’ll set the time (manual) for 26 minutes. It should take the IP about 10 minutes to come to pressure before the cook time starts.
After the timer goes off, it’s really important to let the pressure release naturally for 16 minutes. Beans are very starchy and will create a lot of foam, which WILL spray all over the place if you vent too soon.
Once all the pressure is released and you can safely remove the lid, your beans will be ready to serve!
Better than Restaurant Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans
- ½ pound dry black beans
- 1 Cup water
- ½ Cup chicken stock
- ½ onion diced
- 1 Garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Place all the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Turn the steam valve to sealing and put the lid.
- Set on manual for 26 minutes.
- Once it starts releasing, let it release for 16 minutes. After those 16 minutes have passed, turn the steam valve from sealing to venting. Let it vent completely and remove the lid.
More Mexican Side Dishes
Looking for more side dishes to serve alongside your favorite Mexican entrees? Here are some other recipes to try:
What to Serve Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans With
These Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans go great with almost any Mexican entree. If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some of my favorite dishes to serve them with.
Finally, if you love Mexican food as much as you love your Instant Pot, check out this collection of over 75 Instant Pot Mexican recipes. You’ll find everything from appetizers through dessert!