Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans with Cauliflower Rice

Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans

These Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans are a meal in a bowl. Make this big batch to enjoy for dinner, divide for lunches or portion out and freeze for meal prep.

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Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans with Cauliflower Rice

Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Quick Meals, Vegan
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


Instant Pot Vegan Red Beans


  • 1-pound bag of dry red kidney beans, presoaked for 23 hours
  • 3 cups low-sodium or unsalted vegetable broth
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies, with liquid (10 oz)
  • 1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes, with liquid (14.5 oz)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Homemade Chipotle Adobo Sauce (or store bought, if you must)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme


  1. Rinse and sort beans then add to a large bowl and cover buy a few inches with cold water. Allow the beans to soak for a minimum of 2-3 hours (preferably 6-8). You can skip this step, but presoaking will result in fewer broken beans. If skipping the presoak, add an additional cup of broth to the pot.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Sauté (normal heat level) and add 1 tablespoon oil and the chopped onions. Cook until translucent and beginning to caramelize. Add 1 cup of the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to deglaze.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (be sure to strain and rinse the beans again) and stir to combine.
  4. Set Instant Pot to Manual/High for 25 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve over cauliflower rice (to keep it grain-free), white or brown rice, or even on its own.

Keywords: Red Beans, Adobo, Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free


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