Hellish Greek Black Bean Stew

Hellish Greek Black Bean Stew
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Black Beans, Cucumber, sugar, instant pot

Bloody hell, are you ready for a flavor explosion? This Greek-inspired black bean stew is a game-changer. With the help of my trusty Instant Pot, we’re going to create a dish that’ll make your taste buds do the bloody salsa!


  • 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot and sauté the onion and garlic until softened.
  2. Add the soaked black beans, cucumber, sugar, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and make sure everything is well coated.
  4. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to 'sealing'.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, followed by a 10-minute natural release.
  6. Open the lid, and if the beans are not tender, close the lid and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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