Pinto beans are versatile and delicious, packed with nutrition, and cheap as heck. If you own an Instant Pot and have not yet made these, you have not yet lived.
We suggest you do both immediately. This is a no-soak recipe, so you have absolutely no excuse. If you’re a diehard soaker, we’ve got a recipe for that, too.Print
No-soak Instant Pot pinto beans.
- 1 pound dried pinto beans
- 8 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Mexican oregano
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt, to taste, after cooking
- Sort dried beans, rinse thoroughly and place in a bowl of cold water. Set aside.
- Set up Instant Pot and add oil, spices, and water to the pot. Do not add salt until the beans have finished cooking.
- Drain beans and rinse a second time, then add to Instant Pot.
- Set to 25 minutes on high pressure and allow to vent naturally (this will take up to 40 minutes in addition to preheat and cook time).
- When venting is complete, add salt, to taste. Optional: Remove cooked beans with a slotted spoon, turn the Instant Pot to sauté, and reduce liquid to desired consistency.
Cool completely and refrigerate cooled beans in their liquid, in an airtight container up to five days. Freeze in liquid in an airtight container or zip top bag with air removed up to three months. Total time does not include pressurizing/venting time.
Nutrition Estimate Per Serving (1 CUP COOKED BEANS) – Calories: 230, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: .7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: .3g, Monounsaturated Fat: .6g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 7.7mg, Potassium: 896mg, Carbohydrates: 40.3g total/30.3g net, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 1.3, Protein: 13.7, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 6.7%, Calcium: 5.7%, Iron: 18% (based on 2,000 calorie diet). Does not include added salt.
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What am I supposed to do with all this liquid? Use it to reheat beans without drying them out, or to make refried beans. Heat cauliflower rice along with the beans for flavor packed beans and rice. Thicken some of the liquid with a bit of arrowroot powder and enjoy as a bean soup.