How to Dress Up Pork and Beans. Try This Delicious Instant Pot Baked Beans Recipe.

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Learn how to make pork and beans in your Instant Pot. This Instant Pot baked beans recipe is savory, flavorful, and the perfect side dish for your weeknight dinners.

Baked beans from scratch are my favorite summer side dish. Great for summer cookouts, weeknight dinners, or a potluck recipe.

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Learn how to dress up pork and beans in a way that will leave everyone wanting one more scoop.

Why Make This Pork and Beans Recipe...

ingredients for baked beans on counter


  • Bacon
  • Garlic
  • Northern Beans
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onions
  • Honey
  • Paprika
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make

Dice up the bacon and cook it on the saute feature until it is fully cooked. Then remove the bacon.

Add in the dried beans, spices, vegetables, and other ingredients listed in the recipe card. Pressure cook for 50 minutes on high manual pressure. Then natural release for 10 minutes.

Mix up the sauce and stir in with the cooked beans to make them bursting with flavor.

Once thickened, dish up with your favorite main dishes. Serve it up with air fried hot dogs and make it a meal.

a bowl of vegetables

Storage Of Beans

Any leftover beans you will want to store them in the refrigerator. Since there is bacon they will store for 3-4 days. If you leave the bacon out they will store for 5-6 days in the fridge.

To reheat the beans just place in a plate or bowl, and lightly cover with a paper towel, and heat in the microwave. Or warm them up in a pot on the stove.


What kind of beans are in pork and beans?

Northern, navy, or pinto beans are the three varieties of beans that are generally used to make these beans. I prefer to use Northern beans or pinto beans.

Are pork and beans good for you?

Due to the ingredients used in this baked beans recipe, you will find there is a good amount of sugar and carbs in this dish. Beans are high and fiber and great to add to your diet. But all the ingredients are best in moderation.

Are pork and beans gluten-free?

This beans recipe is gluten-free. Make sure that if you buy beans you read the labels. Some can be made in facilities where there are gluten products, so to be safe always refer to the labels.

Can dogs eat pork and beans?

You will find that due to the sugar content and other ingredients beans are not recommended for dogs.

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Yield: 4-6

Instant Pot Pork and Beans

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This Instant Pot Pork and Beans is a delicious and easy side dish to pair with dinner. Making homemade pork and beans is so easy to do in the pressure cooker.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes




  • 1 12oz package of Bacon
  • 4 Tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 lb. great northern beans, rinsed, dried
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of Black pepper
  • 1/3 cup of Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups of water, divided


  1. Cut the bacon into bite size pieces and toss into the instant pot on sauté mode. Sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside. Keep 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the instant pot.
  2. Add the beans, vegetables, spices, vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic and 3 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook on high for 50 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes after finished cooking.
  3. Add the honey, brown sugar, bacon and tomato sauce. Place on sauté mode and bring it to boil. In a cup, mix the cornstarch and remaining water into a slurry. Stir the slurry into the boiling beans.
  4. Let the pork and beans sit to cool a bit then serve.


You can make meatless and leave the bacon out.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freeze any beans you don't plan to eat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 533Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 56mgSodium 1224mgCarbohydrates 62gFiber 7gSugar 36gProtein 27g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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