Tomatillo-Poblano White Beans from The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot

Serves 6     adjust servings

This is one of my favorite recipes from The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot. It's a one post meal that's great with a salad and a piece of homemade bread.


    For the Saute

    • 2 cups (264 g) chopped tomatillos
    • 1 cup (105 g) chopped poblano (seeds and stem removed before chopping)
    • 1 cup (160 g) chopped onion
    • 1/2 jalapeño without seeds (or use more to make it hotter)
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

    For the Pressure Cooker

    • 1 1/2 cups (275 g) dried Great Northern beans, soaked for 8–12 hours and drained
    • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) water
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    For the sauté, add the tomatillos, poblano, onion and jalapeño to your blender or food processor. Pulse until the veggies are in tiny pieces, but not pureed.

    Use the sauté setting over normal, or medium heat, and pour in the blended veggies; add the cumin and stir to combine. Cook for about 4 minutes to remove the edge off the onions and make the cumin more fragrant.

    For the pressure cooker, add the beans, water and oregano to the sauté mixture and stir to combine. Put the lid on and make sure that the steam release handle is sealed. Cook on manual setting at high pressure and set for 35 minutes.

    Allow the pressure to release naturally.

    If there is still more liquid in the pot than you’d like to have, switch back to the sauté setting and simmer to allow some of the liquid to evaporate.

    Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.


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