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Instant Pot Baked Beans

We're taking the BBQ straight to you with this four-minute Instant Pot baked beans recipe! It's fragrant, sweet, and only has 187 calories and 3 grams of added sugar per serving!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Steam Release 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Calories 187 kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 4 cups white beans, drained, rinsed approx. 3 cans, 15-oz. each
  • 1 cup low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • ½ cup all-natural BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup all-natural ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Finely chop onion and bell pepper. Set aside.

  2. Set Instant Pot to “sauté”; lightly coat with spray.

  3. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  4. Add chili powder and smoked paprika; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  5. Add beans, broth, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, molasses, and bay leaves; stir until well combined.

  6. Set instant pot to “high”; seal lid and vent. Cook for 75 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes. Carefully open vent; remove lid. Let baked beans cool slightly; remove bay leaves. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 336mg15%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.