Instant Pot Baked Beans Recipe

I needed a simpler baked beans recipe. The first recipe I read sounded amazing but I didn’t have enough time wait. I was in a rush. For the second recipe it was too many steps…I needed to combine things to make it more efficient. Let’s see how things go…..

First attempt (let’s hope it tastes ok). I made salt pork. I turned on my instant pot to Saute and then cooked the pork/bacon. Then I threw in the onions after the pork was browned. I put in some salt/pepper/ketchup/maple syrup and the “canned white kidney beans” (was all that I found at the grocery store). Then I poured just enough water to cover the beans and then closed the lid and set it on manual for 30 minutes. Let’s hope it tastes ok.

  1. First recipe I used.
  2. Second recipe I used.

Ok, so final result. It was fantastic! So will write it up in a little more detail here:


  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 1/2 lb salt pork
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cans of 15 oz white kidney beans
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Turn IP on saute
  • Throw in pork, cook until brown. Now throw in onions, ground mustard, black pepper, drained/rinsed beans, salt, ketchup, and maple syrup. Add in just enough water to barely cover the beans. Stir.
  • Turn IP onto manual for 25 minutes, then do a quick release. Dump everything into a bake safe container. I used a dutch oven. Turned on the oven to 375 for 60 minutes for a nice crusty top layer. 

It was fantastic. Will definitely be making this recipe again. The black crusty part was my favorite! HAHAHA