Friday, November 25, 2016

Instant Pot Baked Beans

For those who don't know what an Instant Pot is, it is an electric pressure cooker.  I had heard a lot about it and got one for myself and still need to learn other things to make but I tried this recipe from someone and it is a hit!!!  It takes about an hour to make and then it really does best if it is able to sit for a few hours to thicken.

Instant Pot Baked Beans

1 lb. bag Great Northern dry beans
8 strips bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
1/2 lb. salt pork, cut into pieces (try to get leanest possible)
1 lg. yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp. ground dry mustard
1/8-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 rounded teaspoon baking soda
4 cups water

1.  Start by soaking the beans in warm water for 2 hours (cover the beans with water, no salt).  Drain and pick out any stones.

2.  In  a large mixing bowl, add the sugars, molasses, mustard, cloves and baking soda.  Whisk together with the water.

3.  Pour beans, onion and salt pork into pot.  Pour the liquid mixture over the beans and stir.  Place crumbled bacon on top and close/lock the lid.

4.  Set the steam release valve to "sealing", press the "manual" button and change the time to 45 minutes.  When time is up, allow natural release for 10 minutes then quick release to open the lid (be careful as the steam will be hot!).  Stir.  Allow the beans to sit for 30 minutes or so to thicken.  The sauce will thicken even further if refrigerated and left overnight.

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