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Healthy Instapot Black Beans

Black beans can be enhanced and prepared in the Instapot to be very helpful and not bother people's digestion when done correctly.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beans
Servings: 12
Calories: 80kcal
Cost: $3.50


  • Instapot


  • 1 lb Black Beans dry
  • 2 tbsp Flaxseed ground
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • Water


  • Dump dry black beans into a white large plastic container and sort through them removing any dirt and small rocks.
  • Wash beans with water. Dump water out.
  • Refill container with enough water to be double the height of the beans in the bottom
  • Let sit overnight
  • Dump out water. Add black beans to Instapot pot and enough fresh water to cover the beans plus an inch.
  • Add flaxseed to beans
  • Cook in Instapot for 8 minutes
  • Let it depressurize on its own
  • Carefully remove pot and add salt to taste. It takes more salt than you think, but be careful not to oversalt.
  • Serve whole or smashed - freeze servings you cannot eat within 2-3 days


There are a few variations of this, such as using chicken stock or putting some spinach leaves in the mix.  It is a great place to hide healthy things that kids may not want to eat.