Hearty Baked Beans are delicious as a main course on a chilly winter day or served as a side dish at a cookout or barbecue.
Homemade Baked Beans are so rich and flavorful and just perfect for chilly days.
But, they take about 3 hours to cook on the stove and then bake in the oven to get that rich sauce and tender beans.
Using a pressure cooker speeds up the process tremendously, giving you the same delicious taste in less than half the time.
I prepared this using my stove top pressure cooker, but I wrote the instructions so you can use either a traditional stove top or an electric pressure cooker.
Best Pressure Cookers
These are the two pots I have and highly recommend them (affiliate links below! I may receive a commission for any purchases through these links at no cost to you).
Stove Top Pressure Cooker: You can't pressure can in an electric pressure cooker, or at least you shouldn't for safety reasons. So this baby is a must for me.
Electric Pressure Cooker: This one is getting the bulk of the day to day use. I can make stock (aka bone broth) in this and then can it in the stove top one.
Baked Beans in a Pressure Cooker
- 1 pound dried navy beans
- 8 ounces uncooked bacon (chopped)
- 1 large onion (about 1 cup) (chopped)
- 2 ½ cups water
- ⅓ cup molasses or maple syrup
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Soak beans overnight with 8-10 cups of water. Drain and rinse. Discard the soaking liquid. (see quick soak instructions in Notes if needed)
- Add bacon to pressure cooking pot. Saute (brown) the bacon pieces until until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and put on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Cook the onion in bacon drippings until beginning to turn translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add everything EXCEPT cooked bacon to the pot, stir to combine. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. Turn off heat and wait 10 minutes, then do a quick release of the remaining pressure
- Check the beans to see if they are done. If they are undercooked, cook at high pressure for another 5 minutes. Do a quick release of the pressure.
- Add cooked bacon. Simmer beans uncovered until the sauce is the desired consistency.
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Until next time, happy eating!
Now those sound like some amazing beans! I can’t wait to try them!
Thanks for the comment. I love beans with a nice rich tasting sauce.
Thank you for hosting. I linked my Creamy Dill Pickle Soup, Sautéed Zucchini, and a Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza. I hope you enjoy them! Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings
Dill Pickle Soup?!?! this I gotta see.
Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
My husband would love this bean recipe! Molasses and brown sugar sound delicious mixed in! Thanks for hosting the party!
can't go wrong with brown sugar and molasses 😉