The only thing better than quick and easy Instant Pot White Beans is white beans with tomatillos, poblanos, and even more Mexican flavors!
Your Go To Mexican White Bean Instant Pot Recipe
Instant Pot White Beans with Tomatillos is one of my favorites. I love these in burritos, but they’re great as part of a bowl with Instant Pot Orange Lime Chile Jackfruit, and Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa with Black Bean and Veggies.
Remember that you can use other electric pressure cookers, like Mealthy, to make this as long as it has a pressure cooker function.
Once you try this vegan tomatillo recipe you’ll be ready for more!
Plan Ahead: Soak the Dried Beans the Night Before
This recipe uses soaked Great Northern beans and gets cooked in your electric pressure cooker.
Even though the beans are soaked, the recipe calls for them to cook for 35 minutes so that they break down a bit and get creamy.
Can I Quick-Soak Dried Beans in My Instant Pot?
Are you reading this recipe and want to make them right now? You can do a quick soak by covering the dry beans with a couple of inches of water and bring to a boil.
Next, let them sit for about 20 minutes and they should be close to the softness and size of regular soaked beans.
What Exactly Are Tomatillos?
Even though they are know as husk tomatoes, they are different than green tomatoes. They are covered with a dry green husk that you remove to get to the tomatillo.
Once you remove the husk they are a little sticky, so rinse them well. You do not need to peel them, you only need to remove the husk.
The flavor is bright with some sour and acidic notes that really make this dish.
Are Poblano Peppers Spicy?
Typically poblano peppers are not as spicy as jalapeños. With that said if you pick 2 different poblanos from the same plant one may be hotter than another.
Why Shop At Your Local Hispanic Market?
If you haven’t been to a Latin or hispanic market you are going to be thrilled when you see the prices.
Vegetables like fresh tomatillos are sometimes more than twice the price at your local Whole Foods, so saving money is one reason to go.
Another plus is you won’t see a selection of fresh or dried chilies better anywhere else. While you’re there check out the packages of spices and herbs. They are less expensive than most markets.
Also see if your store makes fresh tortillas. There’s nothing better than being handed a pack of still warm corn tortillas!
More Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Eat with Your Instant Pot White Beans with Tomatillos
Instant Pot White Beans with Tomatillos
For the Saute:
- 2 cups chopped tomatillos
- 1 cup chopped poblano seeds and stem removed before chopping
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 jalapeño without seeds or use more to make it hotter
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- Prepare the sauté ingredients by adding the tomatillos, poblano, onion and jalapeño to your blender or food processor. Pulse until the veggies are in tiny pieces, but not pureed.
- Set the sauté setting on your Instant Pot to 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.
- Add in the pressure cooker ingredients. Add the white 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.