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Pressure cooker recipe for dried beans rancho gordo

Pressure Cooker Recipe - How to Cook Dry Beans w/ Timetable

Tom Schmidt (eatwithtom.com)
Dried beans are more than just a way to look like a cool hipster. Organic dried beans prepared in the pressure cooker are quick and delicious.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Bean Recipes
Servings 6


  • 3 Cups - White Beans Soldier Beans, Navy Beans
  • 9 Cups - Water
  • 2 Tablespoons - Olive Oil
  • 2 - Bay Leaves


  • Rinse white beans (AKA Navy Beans, Soldier Beans) in a colander with cold water. Check for any foreign objects or flawed beans.
  • Add beans and water to pressure cooker. A basic rule is 1 part dry beans to 3 parts water.
  • Add bay leaf and olive oil. Remember no salt!
  • Heat on medium-high un-covered until boiling. Cover and secure lid. Set to high pressure (#2 on the Fagor, or 16 PSI). Leave heat at medium-high until the cooker begins to vent and steam is steadily escaping. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 28 minutes after reaching pressure.
  • To perform the quick-release method, take the cooker (still locked) to the sink and run cold water over the top. This will rapidly release the pressure preventing your beans from over cooking.
  • Enjoy!