Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans are delicious any day of the year. One taste and you will never buy canned beans again!
We’ve all had the Better Homes and Gardens Baked Beans at one time or another, right? If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I can never leave good enough alone. I always like to take recipes up a notch. This Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans recipe makes a big pot of beans and easily feeds at least 10 people.
This Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans recipe will have you jumping for joy! You can make these delicious Baked Beans right in your Pressure Cooker, without an overnight soak and without hours in the oven!
Canned baked beans, in my opinion, are usually too sweet. While the BHG Baked Beans are pretty good, I felt like there was something missing and I didn’t like the candied taste.
While Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans recipe is still sweet, they are not cloyingly so, and the addition of my secret ingredient, which is not in the photo, really takes them over the edge.
You don’t need to soak your beans overnight, if you don’t want to do so. I just soak them for a few hours. I find using the RSVP Stainless Steel Strainer Basket makes so many things easier.
After popping off the handles, I can use it in all my Pressure Cookers. So add the beans to the strainer and rinse off, removing any rocks or any debris.
Add a Tablespoon of Kosher salt and cover the beans with water, about two inches above beans.
Pull the basket of beans from the pot of water and rinse beans again, debris, if any.
Rough chop the bacon and onions, so they won’t disintegrate during cooking.
You’ll want to cook the bacon and the onions, just a bit in the Pressure Cooker and then add the remaining ingredients. I want to see onion strands in my beans, so I don’t cook them completely.
Time to lock on the lid and in no time at all, you’ll have a delicious pot of Baked Beans, that normally take all day to cook.
Don’t they look delicious!!!???!! Big ole pot of beans.
Beans freeze really well, so I always make a whole bag at once and then freeze them in Reditainer Extreme Freezer Containers with labels, so that I can just pull some beans out of the freezer when I am in the mood for Baked Beans, like on Hot Dog Night.
My husband loves to make Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Baked Beans using this Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans recipe.
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- RSVP Strainer Basket
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Culina Stackable (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Cilio Olivewood Spatula
- OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
- Alpha Armour Salt Box with Spoon
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Lock N Lock Storage Container
- Reditainer Extreme Freezer Containers
- Freezer Labels
Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 1 pound Navy Beans, dried
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
- Water to cover beans during soak
- 6-8 slices bacon, thick, roughly chopped
- 1 Onion, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup water
- 3 cups water
- ¼ cup real Maple Syrup
- ⅓ cup molasses
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar (if you like a sweeter bean, use ⅓ cup)
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (secret ingredient, please don't reveal)
- 1¼ teaspoons Dry Mustard
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Rinse and sort beans, removing any debris.
- Add beans and salt to a bowl and cover with water, two inches above beans.
- Soak for three hours.
- Drain beans and rinse.
- Select the Sauté or Browning function on Pressure Cooker and allow to heat.
- Add bacon and onions to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and cook until bacon begins to render, scraping brown bits from bottom of cooking pot. Add ¼ cup of water and continue cooking until water has evaporated, bacon fat is rendered and onions are semi-soft.
- Add beans, water, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Mustard, Pepper to the cooking pot and stir to combine.
- Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.
- Cook at High Pressure for 50-60 minutes.
- When Beep is heard, allow a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release and then open Pressure Valve to remove remaining Pressure.
- Discard any floating beans.
- Add the salt. Taste a couple of beans for tenderness and sweetness and add more Molasses, if a sweeter taste is desired.
- Select the Sauté or Browning function and cook until desired consistency.