Instant Pot Smoky Korean BBQ Baked Beans

These baked beans are made with Korean BBQ sauce and cooked long enough under pressure, with bacon, to develop a lovely smoky flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • ½ pound dry pinto beans, rinsed

  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 shallots, chopped

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¾ cup Korean barbecue sauce


  1. Pour pinto beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 12 hours. Drain beans and rinse.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add bacon and shallots and cook until bacon is crisp and shallots soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard excess grease.

  3. Pour chicken broth into the pot and bring to a boil. Deglaze the pot, scraping up browned bits from the bottom. Mix in paprika, mustard, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Add brown sugar, ketchup, maple syrup, and Worcestershire sauce; mix to combine. Add drained pinto beans and Korean barbecue sauce and combine well. Cancel Saute mode. Close and lock the lid. Seal vent. Select Beans/Chili setting according to manufacturer's instructions. Set timer for 60 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove lid, stir beans, and check for doneness; beans should be soft. If more time is needed, close Instant Pot again and pressure cook on "Manual" mode for an additional 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
3g Fat
45g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 615mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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