Since I love Baked Beans and love my Instant Pot, it was a no brainer for me to make these Instant Pot BBQ Baked Beans.
While this recipe does require you to soak the beans for a minimum of 8 hours, the rest is easy peasy. While most pressure cooker recipes don't take as long as this one does, it's well worth the wait. Trust me.
My research tells me that pre-soaking the beans is not required so I plan on making another batch soon without pre-soaking and reporting back on how it turns out.
Some of you may be wondering where the "BBQ" comes into play. Well, that's where the ketchup, molasses, maple syrup, and brown sugar comes into play.
The result is delicious BBQ flavored baked beans. When I finally released the pressure from the Instant Pot, The whole kitchen filled up with a delicious smell of baked beans and maple syrup!
I usually make my baked beans in the crockpot but I really wanted to make baked beans in my Instant Pot. I am on a quest to make just about everything I can in my Instant Pot.
If you don't already have an Instant Pot, you need to get one. If anything just so you can make this recipe or whatever tickles your fancy in my Instant Pot collection of recipes.
💭 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
If you have any questions about your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I suggest you visit Instant Pot's Official Customer Care Center.
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
Please check out my other Side Dish Recipes, especially if you don't have an Instant Pot yet! I suggest you also check out my Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, my Slow Cooked Baked Beans or my Root Beer Baked Beans.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I often get asked what a good substitute for molasses would be. Not sure if it's because they don't have any on hand or simply don't like the flavor.
You have a few options as far as substitutes go: dark corn syrup, maple syrup, honey or even some dark brown sugar with a little water added to it.
Remember that substituting for one of these ingredients will alter the overall flavor of this recipe.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this bbq baked bean recipe in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Bacon, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Dried Great Northern Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Water, Ketchup, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Light Brown Sugar, Salt, Ground Dry Mustard and Ground Black Pepper.
🥣 How to make Instant Pot BBQ Baked Beans
Drain and rinse beans. Press sauté and cook the bacon in your Instant Pot until crisp.
Add onion, cook and stir 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in beans, tomatoes, water, ketchup, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper. Mix well.
Secure lid and move pressure release valve to sealing position. Press manual, cook at high pressure 45 minutes.
When cooking is complete, use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then release the remaining pressure.
Instant Pot BBQ Baked Beans
- 4 Slices Bacon, Chopped
- 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 16 oz Dried Great Northern Beans, Soaked a min. of 8 hours
- 14 oz Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Ketchup
- 3 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 3 tablespoon Molasses
- 2 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar, Packed
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Ground Dry Mustard
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Drain and rinse beans. Press sauté, cook bacon in instant pot until crisp.
- Add onion, cook and stir 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in beans, tomatoes, water, ketchup, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard and pepper. Mix well.
- Secure lid and move pressure release valve to sealing position. Press manual, cook at high pressure 45 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, use natural release for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.