INSTANT POT BARBECUE BEANS

Serves 4 to 6
Total Time: 1% hours, plus 8 hours brining

Regular bacon can be used in place of the thick-cut bacon, if desired. If you are short on time, you can quick-brine your beans: In step 1, bring 1112 tablespoons of salt, 2 quarts of water, and the beans to a boil in the Instant Pot using the highest saute function; turn off the pot; and let the beans sit for 1hour. Drain and rinse the beans and proceed with step 2.

1112 tablespoons table salt for brining
1 pound (2112 cups) dried navy beans, picked over and rinsed 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise 112 inch thick 1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder 1112 teaspoons table salt
112 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups chicken broth 1 cup ketchup
113 cup packed brown sugar
113 cup packed brown sugar
114 cup molasses
114 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

How

  1. Dissolve 1 1/2 tablespoons salt in 2 quarts cold water in large container. Add beans and let soak at room temperature for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Using highest saute function, heat oil in Instant Pot until shimmering. Add bacon and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon fat is rendered and onion is softened about 8 to 10 minutes
  3. Add garlic, chili powder, salt, and cayenne and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in beans.
  4. Lock lid into place and close pressure-release valve. Select high pressure -cook function and cook for 9 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot and let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove lid, allowing steam to escape away from you.
  6. Stir in ketchup, sugar, molasses, and mustard. Using highest saute function, bring to simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping bottom of pot, until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl and let cool for 10 minutes (beans will continue to thicken as they cool). Stir in vinegar and serve.

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