Make beans from dried to refried in less than an hour through the courtesy of your Instant Pot®.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) 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.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  • Remove the lid and check a bean; if not yet tender, close and lock the lid and cook another 5 minutes at high pressure.

  • 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

212 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 29.7g 10% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 476.8mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
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 totally smooth. The only change I made was substituting one teaspoon of the salt with a teaspoon of Goya® Adobo Seasoning (one of my favorites for Latin recipes) which really elevated the flavor. Also, we’re pepper fans, so I did give these beans a pretty healthy grind of fresh peppercorns. They turned out delicious, and this was so very easy! I love finding recipes for my Instant Pot® that are outstanding, and these beans are in that category! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
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 totally smooth. The only change I made was substituting one teaspoon of the salt with a teaspoon of Goya® Adobo Seasoning (one of my favorites for Latin recipes) which really elevated the flavor. Also, we’re pepper fans, so I did give these beans a pretty healthy grind of fresh peppercorns. They turned out delicious, and this was so very easy! I love finding recipes for my Instant Pot® that are outstanding, and these beans are in that category! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
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 they were quite runny. Give them 5 minutes and they will set up to the perfect texture. I do feel they could use more seasoning other than just salt but I am still giving this 5 stars. The method is spot on! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
Made it just like the recipe says. The texture and flavor are great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
I'm a beginner but these turned out okay. Next time I'll use more seasoning though there were a little bland. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2019
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 times mentioned. I used normal oregano since I did not find Mexican oregano in store. Daughter had some and gave to me at dinner. I brought it to dinner for the family where Taco's were being served. Everyone gave me compliments and I enjoyed the dish also. Good flavor and not too spicy if following the recipe. If you want it more spicy add some pepper (like a dash of cayenne pepper). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2019
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 do like some texture. I felt as written it could use more salt or seasoning. I ended up adding a little Rotel and continued to mash. It did seem like there was too much liquid but let it sit as Soup Loving Nicole indicated in her review and the beans were perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2019
Great method for making homemade beans. Quick and easy. Read More
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