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Cooking Beans in Your Pressure Cooker

Your pressure cooker is an ideal place to cook dried beans and legumes. Always start with the shortest pressure cooker cooking time in this table for a particular bean; you can always continue cooking beans under pressure for an additional couple minutes until the desired texture is reached.

The bean cooking times in this table begin when the pressure cooker reaches high pressure. With the exception of lentils and split peas, the cooking times given are for cooking presoaked beans.

Recommended Cooking Times for Dried Beans and Legumes
Food Cooking Time (in Minutes)
Azuki beans 9 to 13
Black beans 13 to 15
Black-eyed peas 9 to 11
Chickpeas (garbanzos) 20 to 25
Cranberry beans 15 to 20
Gandules (pigeon peas) 15 to 17
Great Northern beans 12 to 15
Kidney beans, red or white 12 to 15
Lentils, green, brown, or red 8 to 10
Navy or pea beans 10 to 12
Peas, split green or yellow 8 to 10
Pinto beans 8 to 10
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