Make these healthy and delicious beets in the instant pot. This foolproof no-fail method to make beets in the pressure cooker is so easy and takes half the time as the oven, and gives your tender, flavorful beets every time. Eat these beets plain as a side, or salad.
Trim the beet leaves leaving the root. Rinse the beets under running water to remove any dirt.
Have almost equal sized beets cooking together. If there are some larger beets, you can cut them.
Add a cup of water to the instant pot and place the trivet in it. Place the beets on the trivet. You could also use a steamer basket. Close the pressure cooker lid with vent in sealing position.
For small to medium sized beets, cook on MANUAL or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 15 minutes. For all large beets, cook for 20 minutes.
When the pressure cooking is done, do a 10 minute natural pressure release, which means release the pressure manually 10 minutes after the pressure cooker beeps. If you are not in a hurry, you can let the pressure release naturally.
Open the lid and check that the beets are tender all the way through by inserting a knife through one of the beets. If the beets are not tender, let them pressure cook for few more minutes.
Transfer the beets to a plate or cutting board and let them cool. Peel the skin with your fingers or a paper towel.
Slice or cut the beets as you prefer. Enjoy them as a side or in a salad.
I used 3 beets, but you can easily double or triple the number of beets. Cooking time will remain the same.