Instant Pot Navy Beans – Corrie Cooks

Instant Pot Navy Beans are the perfect side dish. If you’re looking for a quick and healthy A recipe that also tastes delicious, you’re going to love cooking your beans this way. This recipe just has 4 ingredients!

Forget about having to spend hours soaking beans or cooking them overnight! Those days of bean cooking are long gone. Now that the Instant Pot is here, you can easily cook these beans in less than 1 hour!

No presoaking is required at all! Just add to the Instant Pot and put up your feet. The Instant Pot literally takes over and does all the hard work for you.

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is that you can make any type of white beans using this method. I’m talking Cannellini beans, Great Northern and of course Navy beans, too!

That means if you’re in the market for a great Instant Pot Cannellini beans recipe, the following steps below will work every single time! Why change cooking perfection when you don’t have to?

Why This Recipe Works

Did I mention that cooking Navy beans in an Instant Pot is simple, easy, and requires no effort? With a prep time of literally just 2 minutes, it couldn’t be quicker to do!

The best thing about this recipe is that the beans are cooked in chicken stock, which not only makes it healthier but also adds a unique and different taste too. Anytime I can use broth or stock, I love doing so because it enhances the recipe in a positive way.

  • All you have to do is put the dried beans into the instant pot with some seasonings and chicken stock and cook for 50 min. Yes! That’s all.
  • It’s a simple side dish that pairs with just about any type of main entre
  • Cooking beans in the Instant Pot is the perfect way to add fiber easily to the family diet

If you love beans and are wanting to have a few recipe options, be sure and check out my white beans recipe as well.

Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

Navy Beans –This recipe uses dried navy beans. These small beans are a good source of manganese, folate, and copper.

Garlic – Using a clove or two of garlic in your recipe will also enhance the flavor of navy beans. I used it in garlic shrimp too and it provides a unique cooking flavor.

Chicken Stock –I like to make beans in chicken broth as it gives a unique juicy flavor. However, if you are a vegan and prefer vegetable stock you can also use that too.

olive oil – You can also use avocado oil or coconut oil as well.

recipe ingredients to cook navy beans in the Instant Pot

How to make Instant Pot Navy Beans

Gather the four ingredients needed before getting started. Since there are only four, each one is very important for the outcome!

Step One: Chop up two cloves of garlic

Step Two: Add 1 Cup of dried navy beans into the instant pot.

Step Three: Add the garlic chop into the Instant Pot.

Step Four: Pour 1 cup of chicken stock in with the garlic and beans.

Step Five: Add 1 tablespoon of salt.

Step Six: Add 1 tablespoon of Olive oil and then mix all the ingredients together.

Step Seven: Add the lid and pressure cook at normal pressure for 50 minutes.

Just like that, the beans are done and ready to dish and enjoy!

Variations

Change up the broth – I mentioned it earlier, but you can use vegetable broth or stock or even beef broth or stock as well.

Add different spices – The great thing about cooking with beans is that they take on the flavors of spices and herbs really well. You can add in chili powder to add some heat to the beans, or even a bit of onion powder, too.

Add meat – If you want to add in a ham bone or even chunks of ham, this would be the perfect recipe to do that with! Just make sure to factor in the saltiness that will come from the ham when you’re adding in other ingredients.

Helpful Tips

  • Save some prep time and buy minced garlic at the store! You can already get it chopped and ready to add!
  • To get the beans out of the Instant Pot, use a slotted spoon. This will leave the liquid in the pot.

How to serve

The great thing about cooking up a large portion of beans is that it can be varied in how it’s served. These pressure cooker navy beans can be added to salads and soups, or paired up with proteins like beef, chicken, or pork.

You can also use my recipe to make a healthy Instant Pot Navy Bean Soup.

Another easy way to serve these beans is to pair them with Instant Pot Cornbread. Talk about the perfect way to make a comfort food dish that you’re going to want to eat over and over again!

FAQs

How to season navy beans without meat?

You can add any of your favorite vegan seasonings such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, chili flakes, or seeds such as cumin, coriander, fennel, etc. to make the beans tastier and flavourful.

What is the shelf life of instant pot Navy beans?

These pressure-cooked beans can last for almost a week in the refrigerator and for up to a month if kept in the freezer.

What do you add to beans to prevent gas?

Some people have said that adding a little bit of baking soda to your beans when they’re cooking helps to cut down on the possibility of having gas later.

Does vinegar take the gas out of beans?

Another possibility that may work to help cut down on gas is to use vinegar or apple cider vinegar when cooking the beans.

More Instant Pot Bean Recipes

Looking for more easy bean recipes? I’ve got you covered with these delicious and simple options!

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Cooked navy beans in a brown bowl on a pink and yellow map
  • Pour the dried navy beans into the Instant Pot.

  • Add the garlic, chicken stock, salt, olive oil and mix well.

  • Put on the lid and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes.

  • When the cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and serve.

Calories: 230kcal Carbohydrates: 34g Protein: 13g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monnounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 1833mg Potassium: 686mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 2IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 82mg Iron: 3mg

  • Save some prep time and buy minced garlic at the store! You can already get it chopped and ready to add!
  • To get the beans out of the Instant Pot, use a slotted spoon. This will leave the liquid in the pot.
  • Another possibility that may work to help cut down on gas is to use vinegar or apple cider vinegar when cooking the beans.

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