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Instant Pot® Refried Beans

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"Make beans from dried to refried in less than an hour through the courtesy of your Instant Pot®."
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1 h 5 m servings 212
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add oil, onion, garlic, and oregano; cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and water; stir. Close and lock the lid. Choose high pressure and set timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and check a bean; if not yet tender, close and lock the lid and cook another 5 minutes at high pressure.
  4. Drain beans, reserving 2 cups of liquid. Return beans to pot and add salt and 1 cup reserved liquid. Puree using a stick blender, adding additional cooking liquid as needed. Keep warm using the slow cooker function.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 212 calories; 6 29.7 9.9 0 477 Full nutrition

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This was perfect and quite impressive. I hand mashed mine instead of using a stick blender because I wanted some texture. I panicked at first when I added a cup of the cooking liquid because the...

Loved using the Instant Pot to make this recipe! So simple for your basic refried beans and the directions were spot on. I just mashed the beans instead of using the immersion blender because we...

I made the refried beans in the instant pot per the recipe. Very simple and time to prepare was quick. The cook time for the onions was a bit longer. But everything else was close to preparation...

Made it just like the recipe says. The texture and flavor are great.

Great method for making homemade beans. Quick and easy.

1.12.19 I started off adding 1/2 cup of the bean liquid, and adding more until I reached the consistency that we like. We like our refried beans a little chunky, so I didn’t blend them until t...

I'm a beginner but these turned out okay. Next time I'll use more seasoning though, there were a little bland.