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A bowl of cooked mayocoba beans, with a bag of uncooked beans, a bowl of oregano, an onion, and an Instant Pot in the background

Instant Pot Mayocoba Beans

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups of cooked beans 1x


Instant Pot Mayocoba Beans. A pot of beans, ready in about an hour thanks to my pressure cooker.


  • 1 pound Mayocoba beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • 1 small to medium onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Cilantro for garnish (Optional)


  1. Sort and rinse the beans: Sort the mayocoba beans, removing any broken beans, stones, and dirt clods. Put the beans in a strainer and rinse under running water.
  2. Everything in the pot: Put the rinsed beans in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker pot. Pour in the 6 cups of water, then stir in 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, onion halves, and dried oregano. 
  3. Pressure cook the beans for 40 minutes with a quick pressure release: Lock the lid on the pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes in an electric pressure cooker or 35 minutes in a stovetop PC. (In an Instant Pot, use “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode set for 40 minutes). Quick release the pressure in the pot.
  4. Serve: Remove the pressure cooker lid – open it away from you to protect yourself from the hot steam. Discard the onion. Ladle the beans into bowls and serve, or store for later.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Instant Pot Mayocoba Beans, Pressure Cooker Mayocoba Beans