Navy Beans in the Pressure Cooker

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a shortcut for making navy beans, from scratch, instead of relying on canned beans which may be loaded with salt or other undesirable ingredients. There is no need to soak the beans overnight and these cook in about 45 minutes thanks to the magic of pressure cookery.


  1. Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and secure lid.
  2. Bring to high pressure over high heat, then reduce heat to but maintain pressure.
  3. Cook beans until tender, about 40 minutes; remove from heat, release pressure, then remove lid and drain beans.