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 – With Dry Beans (Instant Pot)
- 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.