Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Baked Beans

Make a big batch of vegetarian baked beans with a pressure cooker in a fraction of the time it would take in the traditional method.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups dried navy beans
  • 16 cups water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. molasses


  • Add the beans and 8 cups water to the pressure cooker. Lock the lid into place; bring to high pressure for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and quick-release the pressure. Drain the water, rinse the beans, and add to the pressure cooker again with the remaining 8 cups water. Soak for 1 hour.
  • Add a tablespoon vegetable oil, salt, and liquid smoke. Lock the lid into place; bring to high pressure and maintain for 10 minutes. Quick-release the pressure.
  • Add all remaining ingredients; stir and lock the lid into place. Bring to high pressure and maintain for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally.