Who says you can only enjoy Mexican food on Taco Tuesday? My love of Mexican cuisine runs strong all week long and is evident in almost all my dinner choices. Main dishes are easy to come by, but the sides can start to become a bit boring. This recipe for Instant Pot Refried Black Beans puts a tasty spin on a traditional favorite!
Table of contents
- dry black beans
- sea salt
- Jamaican jerk bbq seasoning
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- white pepper
Why You'll Love Instant Pot Refried Black Beans
These refried black beans are healthy! Packed with 7.1 grams of fiber, 9.9 grams of protein, less then 1 gram of fat and just 27.8 grams of carbs. If you prefer to have unseasoned black beans, you'll love our other black bean recipe.
These are not your typical re-fried beans, and you'll thank me for it! Seasoned with Jamaican Jerk BBQ seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, cilantro and white pepper these beans deliver a mouthwatering, tangy kick!
And thanks to the Instant Pot, these re-fried black beans are ready in just over an hour. Now you never have to spend hours standing over the stove to make re-fried black beans from scratch.
How Do I Serve Instant Pot Refried Black Beans?
They can be served hot, room temperature or even cold. And they are equally great served as a main course, side dish, or appetizer. So many options! If you've vacationed in Mexico, you know refried beans are often served with every single meal.
Plus, you can customize the seasonings and spice them up (or down) to suit your own personal flavor preferences.
These Instant Pot Refried Black Beans truly are delicious and versatile!
How to Make Instant Pot Refried Black Beans Step by Step
Step #1: Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
Step #2: Close the lid on the pressure cooker and then turn the valve to sealing position.
Step #3: Next, set to a manual high time for 35 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, allow for a manual release for 25 minutes.
Step #4: Blend with an immersion blender, or let cool and then blend in a stand blender. Add additional water if needed to reach desired consistency. Add additional seasoning if needed.
Step #5: Stir and serve as a side dish, or in any recipe that calls for refried black beans.
Cooking Note: For a neutral flavor, leave all spices out except for the salt.
More Great Recipes Like Instant Pot Refried Black Beans
If you love Instant Pot Refried Beans, you'll have to try these other great Instant Pot recipes:
- Instant Pot Orzo & Italian Sausage Easy Stuffed Peppers
- Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata
- Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Yes, dogs can eat cooked black beans. However, you'll want to keep in mind that black beans can give your dog gas, so be prepared to crack the windows if needed. But, beans are a healthy food for dogs.
Wondering if black beans are good for you? Yes, they are! Black beans are high in fiber and other nutrients. Additionally, they can help reduce the spike in blood sugar that typically happens after you eat a meal.
Dried black beans can be cooked on the stovetop, slow cooker, or pressure cooker. Stove top and crockpot cooking methods will typically require soaking the beans overnight.
However, if you run out of time or aren't thinking ahead of time with your meal planning, you can use the quick soak method where you boil the beans for a couple of minutes and then let them sit for an hour to soak before you rinse them and then cook them according to recipe instructions.
No, black beans are not good for keto. Since the beans are pretty high in carbs, 20 grams for a 1/2 cup serving, you'll want to avoid eating black beans on a low carb or keto diet.
There are 20 grams of carbs in 1/2 cup of black beans. Keep in mind that there might be more carbs in a recipe depending on the actual measurements of added ingredients.
Black beans are naturally gluten free. In order to make sure that this recipe and other black bean recipes are gluten free, take a close look a the ingredients and make sure you are purchasing only gluten free ingredients if serving gluten free meals is a priority for you.