Forget Soaking. Use Your Pressure Cooker for Perfect Black Beans in Under an Hour.
Some beans do need to be soaked in order to cook evenly without blowing out—but not black beans. And since I discovered this, black beans have become my bean staple. How much easier does it get than Max's lazy black bean recipe? The answer is that it doesn't really get any easier than that, but a pressure cooker sure makes it faster.