(2019.09.04) I often make a delicious and modestly elaborate black bean dip with the Instant Pot. But yesterday, while in a hurry to have black beans in any form to accompany the mouth-watering tomato salsa Laura made the day before, I made plain black beans in the Instant Pot. I threw in a couple of beans with several cups of water, set the Pot to 30 minutes and rushed out of the apartment toward Trader Joe's to buy some tortillas. I got back just 3-4 minutes passed the scheduled moment to do the natural release of steam.
80/20 rule in action: we got a small bucket of simple black beans (80% of the benefits of the dip) with about 20% of the work -- well, ok 40% of the work.)