Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chipotle-style Black Beans in the Instant Pot


Elizabeth says that Facebook is so “middle-aged mom.”  Well thank you.  It’s my best news source because I keep up with my friends and what is going on in their lives (however sometimes TMI though, people).  My friend, Joan, posted this Oscar Wilde quote today with her own addition at the end.  “When it rains, look for rainbows; When it’s dark, look for stars”; When it’s sunny, always smile bright.  Can TikTok deliver that kind of optimism?  Can an Insta make you think? 

There might be a theme in our house with the recreation of Chipotle products.  Partner the beans and rice with some grilled chicken and tortilla and you have got yourself a tasty meal.  The boys will even skip the tortilla (why would you ever do that!?) and make themselves a bowl.  Snap that, E!


  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Pour beans into a colander, rinse and sort beans. Transfer to a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Add one teaspoon salt and 3 1/2 cups water. Lock lid; make sure pressure-release valve is closed. Adjust to high pressure-cook on high for 2 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes; quick release any remaining pressure. Press cancel.

Drain the beans and discard liquid. Return beans to pressure-cooker. Add 2 ½ cups water and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Add in the chopped onion and minced garlic. Add in all of the spices: bay leaf, salt, chili powder, cumin, pepper, oregano, lemon juice and lime juice.  Stir to mix. 

Lock lid; close pressure-release valve.  Adjust to high pressure and cook on high for 25 minutes.  Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick-release any remaining pressure.  Press cancel.  Remove lid; do not drain; remove bay leaf and enjoy!! 

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