Recipe By Soup Loving Nicole
Published Jun 24th
Prep 10m Cook 1h Additional 10m Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 8 servings Calories 244.5

No soaking is required for these beans so they can be done and on your table in no time. Don’t let the beer scare you off. The alcohol cooks off so that the beans get ‘drunk’ and not you.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound dried cranberry beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and let heat about 1 minute. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Turn Saute function off.
  2. 2 Add cranberry beans, chicken broth, beer, picante sauce, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, garlic, oregano, and cumin; stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. 3 Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 244.5
  • Carbohydrate 40.5 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Fat 1.8 g
  • Fiber 14.9 g
  • Protein 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Sodium 891.9 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g
Cranberry Beans Instant Pot Recipe (No pre-soaking required). How to cook beans in the Instant Pot. Beans are great and ...


  1. The taste was great but they did cook in the Instant Pot in 45 minutes. I kept putting them back in for 10 minutes more... repeatedly. It took them 80 minutes to cook! Not sure why.
  2. delicious! My only note is at 45 minutes, a few beans were not done, I added 10 minutes, which made some too mushy. But excellent flavor. I used dried cilantro. I chose bone broth because it has less salt. No salt was needed, plenty in salsa. I had not used the saute feature yet, that - Read more ...

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