Warm weather has finally come here to Virginia, and that means that summer is just around the corner! And with summer, comes grilling.

It can be hard to tell if canned baked beans at the store are vegan. Sometimes they’re cooked with meat, or with animal-by products.

So I decided to come up with a way to make awesome tasting vegan baked beans at home, using dry beans.

Normally, cooking dry beans can take many hours. You have to soak them, cook them a few times, etc. Not with this recipe!

We’ll use an Instant Pot to cook the dry beans and sauce together to make the perfect vegan baked beans. It will still take some time to cook, but definitely not all day!

Vegan Baked Beans Recipe Instant Pot Dry Beans

Vegan Baked Beans – With Dry Beans (Instant Pot)

These vegan baked beans are so easy to make and they taste even better than store-bought. Using dry beans is quick when you use the Instant Pot!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 157 kcal


  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry navy beans
  • 3 cups water


  • Sauté onions, oil, and garlic for 5 minutes.
  • Add ketchup, beer, brown sugar, and liquid smoke and sauté another 5 minutes, scraping the bottom well.
  • Add rinsed beans, water, and salt. Stir the pot contents well.
  • Seal the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 70 minutes, then do a quick release.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g
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  1. Kacey Perez on March 11, 2020

    the perfect recipe to kick off summer! such an easy go-to that i know my family will love!

  2. Jen on March 11, 2020

    The ease of making these in an instant pot is amazing! I love that it’s portable and ready for our next potluck or picnic. Thanks!

  3. Sarah on March 11, 2020

    5 stars
    I’ve been wanting to make vegetarian or vegan baked beans for a while now. This will be great at summer cookouts.

  4. Emily Liao on March 11, 2020

    5 stars
    These baked beans are one of my go-to side dishes, or to add to a macro bowl! plus its so easy to make

  5. Katie on March 12, 2020

    5 stars
    Made this for the family and it was a hit!


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