How To Cook Perfect Beets In Your Instant Pot!

Beets are notoriously long-cooking vegetables. While they still can take some time in your Instant Pot, the good news is you can walk away from them while they are cooking rather than having to stand over the stove monitoring their progress. A stovetop pressure cooker may cook the beets faster. In my WMF Pressure Cooker, it only takes 15 minutes and a quick release. However, you cannot leave a stovetop pressure cooker unattended. Cooking whole beets in a saucepan can take an hour of constant monitoring, though you can reduce that time by peeling and cutting the beets into slices or chunks. The Instant Pot makes preparing beets a no-brainer, even if it is a bit longer process.

 

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How To Cook Perfect Beets In Your Instant Pot!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Beets are notoriously long-cooking vegetables. While they still can take some time in your Instant Pot, the good news is you can walk away from them while they are cooking rather than having to stand over the stove monitoring their progress. A stovetop pressure cooker may cook the beets faster. In my WMF Stovetop Pressure Cooker, it only takes 15 minutes and a quick release. However, you cannot leave a stovetop pressure cooker unattended. Cooking whole beets in a saucepan can take an hour of constant monitoring, though you can reduce that time by peeling and cutting the beets into slices or chunks. The Instant Pot makes preparing beets a no-brainer, even if it is a bit longer process.

Course: Cooking Basics
Cuisine: World
Keyword: beets, instant pot, vegan
Servings: 6 (3 slices per serving)
: 1.29 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 medium to large beets
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash beets thoroughly and remove stems about 1/2-inch from the top of the beet. Try not to cut into the beet. Leave the tail intact.

  2. Place a steamer rack and one cup of water into your Instant Pot. Place beets on the rack.

  3. Replace lid and push the pressure toggle to SEAL. Set your IP on MANUAL, at HIGH heat, for 20 minutes for medium beets, 25 minutes for large beets.

  4. Once the time has elapsed, and the IP has switched automatically to the WARM mode, allow the pressure to release naturally. This will take around 13 minutes. When the pressure valve has dropped down, it is safe to remove the lid. Push a bamboo skewer through the largest beet. If it goes through the center without resistance, the beets are done. If there is resistance, you may have to cook them for another five minutes or so with a quick release.

  5. Drain the beets and allow them to cool enough for you to handle them. With a paper towel, rub the skins off the beets. Now you may cut them as needed for their intended recipe.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Perfect Beets In Your Instant Pot!
Amount Per Serving (3 large slices)
Calories 1.29 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.29g 0%
Protein 0.05g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Instant Pot - 8qt, 6qt, & 3qt

Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Inner Pot

 
 

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