Find out how to make Cuban Black Beans in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stove with this easy recipe! Serve as bean and rice bowls or in tacos.

Two white bowls filled with rice, Cuban black beans, mango salsa, arugula, and avocado with gold forks.

A jar of humble dried beans is often the start of our meals. Chickpeas go into classic falafel, easy falafel wraps, vegetable soup, and Greek-inspired salads. And I did a whole post about cooking dried lentils. Black beans are favorite in my house too. We use them in everything from burgers to black bean soup, to veggie tacos. I shared how to make black beans in the slow cooker a few years ago, but thought I should update you on my current method: the Instant Pot pressure cooker! 

These easy Cuban-style black beans are so easy to make and you’ll be so glad to have ditched canned beans. Cooking dried beans is cheaper, tastier, and more natural than using cans that are sometimes lined with toxic substances. Cuban black beans take simple black beans a step further by adding flavor. Let’s check out how to make them in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop.