Maybe I’m a little late to the bandwagon but I’ve been all over my Instant Pot this winter. As far as easy budget foods go, black beans are one of my favorites to make in it. These Instant Pot black beans are savory and just the right amount of saucy because nobody likes dry beans; you need that delicious thickened up bean broth for your rice to soak up! And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry, because you can make these in any pressure cooker or on the stovetop too.
Rice and beans were one of the first vegan foods I learned how to make. They were a staple meal for me in college and a Puerto Rican friend taught me how to make them with canned black beans and sofrito seasoning. I still make them that way sometimes too!
However, recently I’ve been making an effort to highlight more frugal recipes on the blog and if you want to save money and customize the flavor, dried black beans are the way to go.