Spicy pressure cooker black beans

    8 hours 45 min

    Pressure cooker black beans, seasoned with cumin and mustard seeds, are simple to prepare and are a very versatile side dish or a addition to soup or burritos.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 575g dried black beans
    • 2.25L water
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, diced
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
    • salt to taste
    • 250ml water, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:8hr45min 

    1. Place black beans into a large container and cover with water; let stand 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse beans.
    2. Combine beans, onion, olive oil, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and salt in a pressure cooker; add enough water as suggested by pressure cooker manual.
    3. Cook beans according to pressure cooker manual until tender; season with salt.


    Most beans benefit from adding 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to the soaking water.

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