A no-soak Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe that is an incredible side dish to all your Tex-Mex inspired recipes. This is the best pinto beans recipe I have ever made. Learn how to cook pinto beans.
If you have an Instant Pot, you have to cut out a lot of prep and time, and try my Southern Pinto Beans Recipe! It is a game-changer and the only way to cook with dry beans.
We love making Instant Pot rice and beans, so cooking dry pinto beans in Instant Pot was on my list to do. Speed up the crock pot pinto bean recipe and make it in your pressure cooker.
Table of contents
- Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe
- Are Pinto Beans Easy To Cook In The Instant Pot
- Pinto Bean Refried Beans
- Easy No Soak Dry Beans
- What Can I Substitute For Ham Hocks
- Why Are My Beans Still Hard
- Instapot Beans Recipe FAQs
- More Instant Pot Beans Recipes
- How to Cook Pinto Beans in Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe
You make this recipe with ham hocks, for a really rich and hearty bean that will stand out. Serve up at dinner and watch your family or dinner guests go nuts.
Are Pinto Beans Easy To Cook In The Instant Pot
Yes. This is my ultimate pinto bean Instant Pot Recipe. It never fails me and I always end up with tender and flavorful beans.
Slow cooker pinto beans are great, but I can become impatient, and my pressure cooker speeds up the process and provides flavorful beans.
Pinto Bean Refried Beans
You can also take this Southern pinto beans recipe one step further and mash up the beans once cooked to make a homemade pinto bean refried bean recipe. I enjoy Mexican beans in Instant Pot, and this can easily be converted to a refried beans recipe.
Slather it on tortillas, burritos, top taco salads and more with these hearty refried beans.
Easy No Soak Dry Beans
The pressure cooker allows you to skip soaking your dry beans overnight. Just rinse, toss, and cook as directed for the perfect tender flavorful pinto beans.
These beans are great for Mexican pinto beans recipe like ranchero beans.
Instant Pot bean soup is another great recipe to make with beans in your pressure cooker.
What Can I Substitute For Ham Hocks
If you don't have or want to use ham hocks in this pressure cooker pinto bean recipe, that is okay. You can opt to add in some ham or even slices of cut up bacon.
The meat will add a nice depth of flavor that I think you will enjoy. If you prefer to not use meat, go ahead and skip. You will find not using meat will affect the overall flavor a bit.
Why Are My Beans Still Hard
You will find if you are using older beans they can take a little extra time to fully cook and tenderize the way you want.
If you do use older beans add up to 10 minutes extra on your cooking time to ensure they break down and tenderize.
Or you can check your beans at the regular cooking time, and if they are not fully tender, close the lid and add 5-10 minutes more, to help finish cooking them up.
Instapot Beans Recipe FAQs
Pinto beans are chocked full of fiber, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Cooking pinto beans in a pressure cooker allows you to maximize all the nutrients from your beans.
There are many health benefits to eating beans. Plus they can help protect against heart disease, aid in digestion, and more.
I pressure cooked my pinto beans for 45 minutes with 20 minutes of natural release. This will help to soften your dry bean in an Instant pot to a perfect soft bean to serve up.
Black beans are slightly healthier than a pinto bean. While they are both full of nutrients black beans contain fewer carbs and fewer fats. But, beans are great to incorporate into your daily diet.
For my 16 ounce bag of dry pinto beans, I used 5 cups of liquid to make this recipe. In the recipe card below, I show how to make beans in your pressure cooker. There is also a bit of liquid from the canned tomatoes in this recipe.
Eating raw pinto beans can make you very sick, and give you a foodborne illness that lasts up to five hours or so. Never eat raw beans, make sure they are fully cooked.
Cornbread, bread and butter, fried okra and more are always great compliments. You will even find that my Instant Pot Collard Greens is a nice compliment as well.
Cooked pinto beans can be frozen for 2-3 months. If you freeze in a container, leave some room at the top for the beans to expand as they freeze.
Then thaw in the fridge overnight, and reheat. The texture of the pinto beans can be a bit softer but overall they will taste the same.
More Instant Pot Beans Recipes
- The Best Instant Pot Refried Black Beans | Consider using black beans the next time you want to make refried beans. This is a crazy good recipe that you will truly enjoy.
- Instant Pot Refried Beans | This is my classic refried beans recipe that we love to use for all our Mexican Dishes. Creamy, savory, and perfectly seasoned.
How to Cook Pinto Beans in Instant Pot
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I hope you enjoy this instant pot pinto beans no soak version! Let me know what you think!