Instant Pot Pinto Beans (No Soaking)


These Instant Pot pinto beans are super flavorful and easy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 slices bacon

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans, rinsed

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup chopped onions, or to taste (Optional)

  • 2 green chile peppers

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Add bacon and cook, turning once, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chicken broth, pinto beans, water, onions, chile peppers, garlic powder, salt, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Close and lock the lid.

  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Remove bacon and chile peppers; chop to desired consistency and return to the pot. Mash beans with a potato masher until they reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
3g Fat
39g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 973mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 880mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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