Cooked Dry Black Beans – Pressure Cooker

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Cooked Dry Black Beans is an excellent source of fiber and protein!  Furthermore, the Cooked Dry Black Beans contain a large amount of flavonoids.  You can add the cooked black beans to salads, soups, and also prepare delicious black bean burgers.

In our culture, the rice and beans combination is considered a staple in our native Puerto Rican cookery.  Therefore, we cook and consume a variety of beans.  We normally soak the beans overnight, which also reduces the cooking time.  When the beans are cooked, we stew the beans with Caribbean herbs and vegetables.  It is then served over white rice for a complete nutritional meal!  Visit my food blogging post on How to Stew Beans.

NOTE:  Brand used – Ninja Foodie FD 400 Series.  However, you purchase the brand and model of your preference.  Read the entire owner’s manual on how to operate any pressure cooker before using.  Follow the instructions in the Cooking Chart for the various dry beans.  

Let’s Prepare the Dry Black Beans for Soaking!

Cooked Dry Black Beans

Rinse 1 pound of dry black beans in cold water, using a colander.  Remove any foreign particles like rocks, split beans, dirt, etc. 

Cooked Dry Black Beans

Place rinsed beans into a bowl.  Pour enough cold water to cover the beans by 2 to 4 inches.    Soak beans for 8 hours or overnight.

Cooked Dry Black Beans

After soaking the beans, drain the water and place beans in colander for another rinsing with cold water.

As you can see, the soaking water picks up the color from the black beans.

We Are Now Ready to Cook the Black Dry Beans!

Cooked Dry Black Beans

Place the black beans in the cooking pot of pressure cooker.  Pour 6 cups of cold water.

Cooked Dry Black Beans

Place lid in lock position and turn the pressure release valve to SEAL.

Turn on power and select the pressure cooking program.  Press TEMP and turn dial to LO.  Press TIME and turn dial to 5 minutes.  Press the START/STOP button to begin the pressure cooking process.   Follow cooking chart for soaked dry black beans in your cookbook.

Cooked Dry Black Beans

The letters PRE will automatically appear on the display, indicating unit is starting to build pressure.  However, it will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes for the unit to completely pressurized, depending on the amount of food. 

Cooked Dry Black Beans

Once the unit is completely pressurized, the 5-minute cooking time will appear and start counting down.

After 5 minutes of cooking, the pressure cooker will display the word “DONE.”

Cooked Dry Black Beans

The unit will then automatically switch to the KEEP WARM mode and start counting up.   The next step is to release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes of Natural Release, press the KEEP WARM button to turn it off.   

Please notice that the Float Valve is still in the up position.   

Carefully turn Pressure Release Valve to VENT to release the remaining pressure.

Once all the pressure is released, the float valve will drop completely to the down position.  You can now carefully remove the lid from the pressure cooker.

Cooked Dry Black Beans

The cooked dry black beans should be completely tender.  Enjoy these delicious and nutritional black beans in salads, soups and burgers.  You can also package the cooked beans (with liquid) in plastic bags and place in freezer for future use.   Visit end of food blogging post for packaging: Cooked Dry Beans.

Click on the button below to watch my YouTube Video on How To Cook Soaked Black Beans with Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker!

Recipe and Nutritional Facts!

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only.  Please refer to our Nutritional Facts Disclaimer for more information.


How to Cook Soaked Dry Black Beans – Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 8 Hours 35 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


Learn how to cook soaked dry black beans with a pressure cooker to prepare a variety of high fiber-protein delicious meals!



  • 1 pound Dry Black Beans
  • 6 cups cold water


  1. Read your owner’s manual on how to operate your pressure cooker – Ninja Foodie.
  2. Rinse and soak beans for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Drain water and rinse.
  4. Place beans in cooking pot of pressure cooker and pour 6 cups of water.
  5. Place lid in lock position and turn pressure release valve to Seal.
  6. Turn power on and select the pressure cooking program.
  7. Select TEMP to LO and Select TIME to 5 minutes.
  8. Select START/STOP button to begin.
  9. When pressure cooking is done, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  10. After 10 minutes of natural release, turn pressure release valve to the VENT for Quick Release.
  11. Once all the pressure has been released and the float valve is in the down position, carefully remove the lid.
  12. Beans should be tender.


Prep Time includes:  8 hours of soaking, 5 minutes for rinsing (twice) and sorting beans, 20 minutes of pressure building and 10 minutes of Natural Release.

  • Category: Beans and Legumes
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Dry Black Bean - Pressure Cooker

Nutritional Facts Disclaimer

Category: Pressure Cooking, Recipes, Rice and Beans, Vegan and Vegetarian

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