Caribbean black beans

This week I have put my pressure cooker to work and holy crap…I think I have used it almost every day this week. My first time owning one and I am in love. I made my chickpea curry recipe two times in a row and then I made these caribbean black beans that are to die for. To tell you I am in love with the InstaPot is an understatement.

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You see, I have never owned a pressure cooker because for some reason I was afraid of them. Not anymore. I have had my InstaPot in the box for over 3 months and I really don’t know why it took me so long to put it to work.

Canned beans are going to be out of the picture from now on. I have already bought enough beans where I don’t have to buy any canned variety. I just have to make sure to soak the beans overnight and then just cook them for a mere 20 minutes.

If you pre-soak the beans, this recipe will only take you about 20 minutes to make. While pre-soaking the beans is optional I prefer to do so since the cooking time gets cut by half so instead of taking about 40 minutes with dried beans it will take you just 20 for them to cook.

I am going to post the other chickpea curry recipe I made twice already in the blog. Super easy as well. I also wanted to make a video of this recipe so that you can see how easy it is to make. If you don’t have a pressure cooker I urge to get one. This brand that I have is rather easy to use and does different things.

I hope you like this caribbean black beans. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was since the recipe was so simple.


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Caribbean black beans

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 25-30 minutes


  • 1 lb black beans, pre-soaked over night
  • 14 oz coconut cream, or coconut milk
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large peppers, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cups hot water





In your InstaPot, or any pressure cooker, add all the ingredients. No need to mix it through. I did a bit but no need.

Close the lid and set the pressure cooker to 20-25 minutes. Enjoy with some brown rice or by itself.

NOTE: You can serve this with brown rice, I did!

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