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Apricot + Bacon Baked Beans {Instant Pot}
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Apricot + Bacon Baked Beans { Instant Pot}

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion about 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 slices bacon crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 2 apricots peeled, pitted & diced ( or ½ cup dried apricots )
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Great Northern beans drained & rinsed(or Navy beand
  • 1 (15 oz.)can kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.)can pinto beans drained & rinsed (or navy beans)
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce or ½ cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves optional
  • 2 tsp chili powder or ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard or 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except apple cider vinegar to the Instant Pot inner pot and stir well.
  • Lock the lid and set Vent to SEALING Set Instant Pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK on High Pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Once cooking cycle has finished allow pot to NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes, followed by a QUICK RELEASE.
  • Remove lid and stir in apple cider vinegar before serving. (Beans may appear watery when the lid is first opened but will thicken up as once stirred)

Notes

Recipe Notes:
Can you make Apricot-Bacon Baked Beans with dried beans vs. canned beans
Yes! Substitute 1 lb. dried Navy or Great Northern beans (or combo of two) for the 3 cans of beans. Rinse beans and soak in a large bowl of water (water should cover beans) for at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
Add soaked beans plus 2 ½ cups of water and all remaining ingredients except apple cider vinegar. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 45 minutes. After the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to NATURALLY RELEASE for 15 mins. Followed by a QUIKCK  RELEASE. Stir in apple cider vinegar and serve.
What if apricots aren’t in season? What substitutions can be made
You can substitute ½ cup dried apricots if fresh apricots are not in season.
Or, if you prefer you can also substitute fresh peaches for the apricots ( 1 large peach , peeled, pitted and diced). If using peaches you may want to also substitute peach preserves for the apricot preserves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (about 1/2 cup) | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.4g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 4.5mg | Sodium: 514.8mg | Potassium: 487.6mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 12.2g