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Instant Pot Pork and Beans

There's something intensely satisfying about serving good old-fashioned Instant Pot Pork and Beans with dinner! Whether you are having burgers, chops, grilled chicken, or pulled pork sandwiches, this humble side dish deserves a chance to shine on your plate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • ½ pound bacon about 8 slices, chopped
  • ½ large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 12 ounces dried small white or navy beans
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In the Instant Pot using the sauté setting, cook the chopped bacon for about 5 minutes until the fat from the bacon begins to render. The bacon should not be crispy.
  • Add the onions and cook another 5 minutes until they start to soften. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. I like to leave the fat from the bacon in unless there is a lot of it, in which case you can drain some but leave at least a couple of tablespoons.
  • Add the water, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot well to release any stuck on bits of bacon or onion. Add the dried beans, tomato sauce, cider vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and salt.
  • Secure the lid for the Instant Pot and make sure the pressure release valve is locked in position. Set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 32 minutes. When it is done cooking, let the Instant Pot do a 20-30 minute natural pressure release before removing the lid and stirring the beans well. The beans will thicken slightly as they cool.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg