Baked Beans in Pressure Cooker

Baked Beans in Pressure CookerBaked Beans in Pressure Cooker


  • 2 cups beans
  • 1 lb. salt pork seared
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Water for cooker


  1. Soak beans overnight, drain and put in bottom of cooker with enough water to cover. Add diced pork, ketchup, sugar, molasses, salt, mustard and onion. Cook 40 minutes using pressure cooking procedure. For best results on this recipe, use Fancy Molasses. “Lite” molasses is not recommended.

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12 thoughts on “Baked Beans in Pressure Cooker

  1. rick says:

    I just made a batch using the is recipe and they came out perfect. Using a pressure cooker is the best way in my opinion for the best texture and the beans don’t de skin while cooking like baking them in the oven for 6 hours the old way. I added a tablespoon of cooking oil instead of pork. Just to keep foam from occurring in the pressure cooker. I also baked them at 300F for 35 to 45 minutes with no cover and had to add water due to evaporation. It makes them nice brown colour.

    1. Hi Rick, Thanks for the tips. I wondered how to brown them nicely when using a pressure cooker.

    2. Angele says:

      Hi I boil my beans with 1 tsp baking soda after soaking over night for 10 min.It takes a lot of the starch and foam out then put in strainer an rinse

      1. Nancy says:

        That method is exactly in the recipe from historic Durgin Park in Boston! (which has now closed ?)

  2. Bev says:

    Want to try; which beans are used for this?

    1. Hi Bev, I always use navy beans but I know a lot of people who use Great Northern Beans.

  3. Sonya says:

    I made these with a few changes and they were very good.
    I used 1/3 pound of diced bacon which i fried with the finely chopped full onion prior to adding
    I added 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda to the soaking water, it is supposed to help soften and flavour the beans.
    I added bay leaf powder, celery seed and thyme and black pepper because I like them! oh and 2 tsp of cider vinegar as suggested on the package of dried beans I bought.
    I ended up having to cook for 50 minutes in my lagostina pressure cooker (I think it only gets 7.5 lbs pressure) Could have cooked a slight bit longer, but they are soft, the sauce is slightly thickened and they taste wonderful.

    1. Thanks for the great suggestions, Sonya!

  4. Donna Evans says:

    Can this recipe be done in a sl9ow cooker?

    1. Marie-Pierre Lessard says:

      We have never tried but if you do, let us know :)

  5. Thelma young says:

    I have used this exact recipe for years. It came with my presto pressure cooker.

  6. Sandra says:

    I followed the recipe using Northern beans, they are delicious.
    I love the flavour of molasses that comes through.

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