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Grandma’s IP White (Navy) Beans

May 1, 2020


Grandma's IP White (Navy) Beans

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beans, Instant Pot
Author: Around The House


  • 6 Slices Bacon diced
  • 1/2 small Onion diced
  • 8 Cups Water plus water to soak beans
  • 1 pound Navy Beans I prefer the small Navy Beans
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak beans in water while you fry bacon and prep everything.
  • Brown Bacon in Instant Pot using the saute method until brown and crisp.
  • Add onion and garlic then continue to saute until transparent.
  • Add 2 cups of the water and deglaze, removing all brown bits from the IP pot. This will prevent a burn notice.
  • Add beans, pepper, chicken Bouillon and remaining water, stir to combine.
  • Cook on manual for 1 hour and then do a quick release when done. 
  • We like this served with either cornbread or french bread and a side salad.


Remember the Bacon and Bouillon are salty, taste before you add more salt.
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