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Instant Pot Baked Beans

Instant pot baked beans are a delicious homemade recipe using fresh ingredients like onions, bacon, brown sugar and other spices. Done in about 2 hours time and can feed a large crowd!
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Course: Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 32 Oz dried great northern beans
  • 12   cups of water
  • 4 slices of bacon diced
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 3/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoon season salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika


  • Rinse and drain the dried great Northern beans. Place in the Instant Pot, with 12 cups of water. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure that the valve is set to “sealing”. Set the Instant Pot on for 25 minutes. Once the beans are done cooking let it naturally release pressure for at least 45 minutes and no longer then 2 hours (the longer you let the beans rest the softer they will become). Carefully remove the lid from the IP, rinse and drain the beans. Place the beans in a bowl on the side.
  • Next, turn the Instant Pot to “sauté” mode. Add the bacon and onions to the Instant Pot and sauté for five minutes until the bacon is crispy and onions are golden in color.
  • Then, deglaze the pot with the apple juice. Turn the Instant Pot off.  Stir in the brown sugar, tomato sauce, liquid smoke, ground mustard, season salt, and smoked paprika. Mix well then carefully add the drained beans into the pot. Stir, the beans until all the sauce has coated them. Serve immediately, or keep on low until ready to serve.
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