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My Mom’s Famous “Sweet Simple Beans” — Easy & Oil-free

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10


My Mom’s Famous “Sweet Simple Beans” — Easy & Oil-free


  • 1 lb beans of choice
  • Vegetable broth (we used bouillon)
  • 1 white onion, peeled
  • Pressure cooker, slow cooker or pot


  1. Soak the beans in 3x the amount of water for a day (8 hours minimum) in the refrigerator.
  2. Drain and place into your pressure cooker*. Cover the beans with vegetable broth using “the first knuckle method: place your index finger into the beans so that the tip is just barely touching the surface. Add enough broth so that it comes up to the first knuckle line.
  3. Stick the onion into the broth in the middle of the beans. It is ok it it floats a bit!
  4. If using a pressure cooker, cook at high pressure for 55 minutes. For white beans we cook for 35.
  5. Remove the cooked onion (if desired). Cool and dig in!


  • We place ours in the pressure cooker at high pressure for 45 minutes. If you do not have one, you may do a slow cooker overnight or a stove top pot for a few hours until the beans are cooked.
  • These beans will thicken as they sit and cool.
  • Prep Time: 8 hours 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins