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A pottery crock filled with Baked Beans and hot dogs near by.
Baked Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
26 mins
Natural Release
30 mins
Total Time
36 mins
When baked beans don't take all day to make, the notion of making them is quite appealing. They are not the prettiest side dish, but with bacon added in, they might be your most popular. These are NOT your canned baked beans!
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork
Servings: 8
Calories: 365 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurnce
  • 2 cups dried navy or white beans
  • ½ pound bacon chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Place the navy beans in the pressure cooker and cover with an inch of water. Pressure cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Drain and set the beans aside.
  2. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  3. Add the bacon and cook until almost crispy. Remove bacon pieces and set aside. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add the onion and garlic to the cooker and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and return the beans to the cooker. Pour in enough water to just cover the beans (about 2 cups) and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 18 minutes.
  5. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid.
  6. Season to taste again with salt and let the beans cool before serving with the reserved cooked bacon sprinkled on top. The beans will continue to absorb liquid and get thicker as they cool.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 552mg23%
Potassium 938mg27%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.