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Spicy Black Beans in the Instant Pot (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Perfectly spicy black beans in the instant pot ready in under an hour! With chilis, peppers, onion, and spices these beans are perfect to meal prep, make ahead, or batch cook!

These black beans are a perfect pantry staple dinner, and a great way to use those extra dried beans you have in your cupboard.

These Instant Pot Black Beans Are:

  • Spicy
  • Herby
  • Filling
  • Delicious
  • Great to meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead!
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free

It’s official, I am never buying canned beans again! Cooking perfectly spiced beans in the instant pot couldn’t be easier or quicker.

These spicy black beans in the instant pot are PERFECT for any meal. Add them to vegan Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, a burrito bowl for lunch, or accompanying sheet pan fajitas for dinner!

Whats In This Spicy Bean Recipe?

  • Dried black beans, no soaking ahead of time
  • Canned Green Chilis
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Lime Juice
  • Cilantro


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Black Beans with Lime and Cilantro make in the Instant Pot or Pressure cooker!

Instant Pot Black Beans (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

The Herbeevore
Perfectly spiced black beans ready in under an hour, no soaking! With chilis, peppers, onion, and spices these beans are perfect to meal prep, make ahead, or batch cook!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 1 lb dried black beans no soaking ng required
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 6 ounce can green mild chilis
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lime about 1-2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro


  • Add the black beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, chilis, salt, and water to the Instant Pot.
  • Pressure Cook on High for 25 minutes and DO NOT quick/manually release the pressure after. Wait an additional 15 to 20 minutes for pot to naturally release. This allows the beans to cook for a few extra minutes.
  • Once the float valve has gone down naturally, carefully open the lid.
  • Add the lime juice and cilantro, and stir to combine!
Keyword Appetizers, Bell Pepper, Black Beans, Chili Powder, Instant Pot Recipes, Onion, Pressure Cooker Recipes
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Posted in Breakfast, Dinners, Favorites, Gluten Free, Instant Pot Recipes, Lunches, Make Ahead, Meal Prep, Mexican, One Pot Recipes, Side Dishes, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


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