Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot Recipe

For my Vegetarian friends and subscribers, this Cuban Black Bean recipe is a fun dish that can be the main course. Serve over rice and you could add other veggies into the black bean mixture.

chili de arbol
chili de Arbol

For you carnivores out there, it goes amazingly well with a Cuban Pork Tenderloin or similar main dish.

The Instant Pot is a really good kitchen appliance for cooking dried beans. Black beans cook tender inside, but they still hold their shape and don’t fall apart.

Do dry beans need to be soaked for Instant Pot?

Add Black Beans to Instant Pot
Add Black Beans to Instant Pot

Unlike cooking beans on the stove, cooking beans in the Instant Pot does not need soaking. All you have to do is rinse the beans and then add them to the Instant Pot with your cooking liquid. Then start pressure cooking.

Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot

Cuban Black Beans Instant Pot Recipe – Black Beans, Cuban style, made in an Instant Pot. No need to soak beans overnight, great flavor and are ready in a fraction of the time. Serve with rice and Cuban Pork Tenderloin.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Instant Pot Pressure Release: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Black Beans, Instant Pot
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 233kcal


  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker


  • 1- lb bag dried black beans
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers multi colored if possible, because it makes a better presentation
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 dried Chili’s such as Chili de Arbol or similar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté. Let it heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add olive oil,
  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, and coriander.
  • Stirring often, cook until aromatics are slightly tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add bay leaves, stock, and black beans.
  • Stir to combine
  • Cover Instant Pot, and fasten lid.
  • Lock and seal steam valve.
  • Set to HIGH pressure for 37 minutes. (The pot will take about 15 minutes to come up to pressure before the cooking program begins.)
  • When the cook time has ended, allow Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Turn off Instant Pot and remove the top
  • Remove the bay leaves and Chili de Arbol and discard
  • Spoon black beans and cooking liquid into bowls
  • Top with cherry tomatoes and cilantro
  • Serve over rice.



• Serve over rice.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.9g | Protein: 14.4g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 9.5g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 141.4IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 89.3mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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Cuban Black Beans
Cuban Black Beans

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