1. Soak, rinse, wash navy beans in water until it runs clean.
  2. Soak navy beans overnight in water (10-12 hrs)
  3. Put all ingredients in pot
  4. Instant pot on 'Beans' setting for 55 minutes
  5. Instant pot 'saute' setting to boil off excess water until the consistency you are looking for


4/21/2019 put them in the instant pot for 65 minutes this time, since the 55 minutes was just shy last time. They look a little over cooked :( Here is the ingredients from the original recipe:

1 lbs dried navy beans (2.5 cups); 1/4 lbs think bacon; 1 medium onion; 1/4 cup maple syrup; 1/3 cup molasses; 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed); 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce; 1 table spoon ground mustard seed; 1/2 teaspoon salt; fresh ground black pepper; 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinager

3/21/2019 I started buying navy beans in bulk because Whole Foods stopped selling the 1lbs bag. I used 2 cups instead of 1lbs. I didn't have maple suryp, so I ignored it. Beans turned out great. Still needed to be reduced in instant pot afterwards.

2/21/2019 I changed the recipe from 1/4 cup to 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. I think that was a typo. I also used 1/3 cup brown sugar for a double batch. Also, only did 1 onion.

Produces 8 cups (fills 2 of our circular anchor food containers). I scooped out the bacon and onions out from the top of the watery mixture. The beans were a little under cooked at 55 min. I had to reduce the mixture for another 40 minutes on sauté setting to thicken the sauce. This also cooked the beans perfectly.

It was a bit too sweet. Maybe cut the brown sugar in half next time.

6/1/2020 Cut the brown sugar in half this time, or 2/3's of the 1/4 cup filled. We cooked for 59 minutes. Making during the pandemic. It has been difficult to find navy beans.

8/9/2020 Same as the 6/1 recipe. Still in COVID-19 world. It is now possible to find navy beans, but still much harder than it used to be.