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Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy BBQ Beans Recipe

The perfect summer barbecue side dish: Sweet and Spicy BBQ Beans made from scratch in your Instant Pot, no soaking required.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Side, BBQ side dish recipe, bean side dish, beans
Servings: 12
Calories: 198kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 16 ounces great northern beans 1 pound
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • ½ medium onion diced, optional
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce
  • 4 ounces diced chilies 1 can
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard


  • Add beans, water, and salt to your instant pot. Cook on manual, using high pressure, for about 25 minutes (20 minutes for firmer beans, 30 minutes for very soft beans). Allow the pressure to manually release.
  • Remove the lid, and pour the beans into a strainer. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Set instant pot to saute and heat the bacon until it starts to brown. Drain some of the grease, then add the onions (optional) and cook until tender.
  • Turn the instant pot off and add ketchup, bbq, chilies, syrup, and mustard. Stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the beans back in to the instant pot and stir until completely combined.
  • Replace the lid, turn the steam valve to sealing and cook on manual, using high pressure, for 15 minutes. Naturally release the pressure. Open the lid and stir, then serve warm.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg