Instant Pot British Baked Beans


Baked beans are a staple breakfast item in Britain. A traditional full British breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, grilled/broiled tomatoes, toast and baked beans. Heinz® Baked Beans in cans are often served there, but homemade is better and healthier. They're flavorful, lightly sweetened, hearty, and quick-and-easy in the Instant Pot®.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs



  • 2 cups dried navy beans

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth


  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place navy beans in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add water and vegetable stock, stirring well. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 28 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the instant-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Test beans for doneness. If they are not quite soft enough, cook in increments of 2 minutes using instant pressure release until you reach your desired doneness. Drain the beans reserving the bean liquid; set aside.

  4. Combine tomato paste, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and 1 1/4 cups of the reserved bean liquid in the pot. Add cooked beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir until beans are well coated. Select Saute function on low temperature.

  5. Cook until mixture starts to bubble and slightly thicken, about 3 minutes. If mixture is too thick, add some more of the reserved bean liquid until you reach your desired consistency.

Cook's Note:

Baked beans may be served hot, room temperature, or cold with leftovers being stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
1g Fat
53g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 17g 62%
Protein 16g
Potassium 952mg 20%

* 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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