Instant Pot® Pinto Beans (No Soaking)
Super flavorful and easy.
Super flavorful and easy.
Made as written and these were excellent! I honestly expected them to be under cooked but they were perfect. The last step calls for mashing to desired consistency so I'm wondering if these were intended to be refried beans? I left them as is straight out of the IP and we enjoyed them very much.Read More
I used a ham hock instead of bacon but otherwise followed the recipe as written. The flavor was excellent but there was way too much liquid, (turned out to be more like a bean soup). Anyway, I soak my beans usually and then cover them with 1/2 -1" of water to cook them. Next time I make these I'll go with my time proven method for getting the right bean/water ratio.Read More
Made as written and these were excellent! I honestly expected them to be under cooked but they were perfect. The last step calls for mashing to desired consistency so I'm wondering if these were intended to be refried beans? I left them as is straight out of the IP and we enjoyed them very much.
I will definitely make this recipe again! The seasoning was perfect as written. My family loves everything bacon, so leaving it in was a no-brainer. I just chopped it before the sauté step, which gave us bacon with every bite. I didn't have a chile pepper, so I added about 2 tablespoons of chopped green chiles from a can. This turned out to be a great decision. Thanks for the recipe!
The only change I made was that I chopped up the bacon before sautéing it. Delicious! I hope to never buy canned beans again.
Great beans and very easy to make.
Really good, I halved it for a 3QT pot but wondering if I could have gotten the whole 1lb of pintos in the pot. I would be helpful if you put the size of the instant pot. There are 3,6,7 quarts out there. You can also substitute ham for the bacon.
Oh my! First time making beans in my instant pot and I will make them using this recipe from now on! Flavor is incredible! Thanks Jim for this recipe!
Made this for the first time. Easy to prepare and make. They were a bit firm so I cooked for an additional 10 min. This turned out fantastic and will replace my old way of making a pot of beans.
I only cooked for 22 minutes as recommended on my Instant Pot chart. I didn’t want to mash them so didn’t need to cook as long. Second time making this recipe and it’s awesome! I normally make some white rice to pour the beans over. They’d probably be good on bread, cornbread or by themselves.
Fantastic flavor. Real convenience with the Insta Pot
I used a ham hock instead of bacon but otherwise followed the recipe as written. The flavor was excellent but there was way too much liquid, (turned out to be more like a bean soup). Anyway, I soak my beans usually and then cover them with 1/2 -1" of water to cook them. Next time I make these I'll go with my time proven method for getting the right bean/water ratio.
This turned out really great! I had to change things up a little bit due to items on hand. I ended up using 6tsp of the Knorr Tomato chicken broth, 6 cups water due to no tomato paste plus no chicken broth or bouillon. Because of that, I only used 3/4 tsp of kosher salt. Also, since I had no canned chilis (or fresh), I used a tbsp of the freeze dried jalapenos. Instead of the fresh onion, I used about 1 1/2 tbsp of dried minced onion... OOH! I added a dash of cayenne, dash of tabasco, and a squeeze of lime. (GAH, so sorry!! lots of modifications because I REALLY had a taste for Pinto Beans!!) I had no bacon :( I followed the instructions for 45 minutes cook time and natural release. After tasting, I ended up putting about a tsp of Agave Sweetner in the pot and stirring. I had to much acid and needed to tone it down. Then it was Perfect
We really enjoyed this recipe. I had to make a few small changes due to what I had in stock. I used a whole yellow onion, and 1 can of fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilis. I also used turkey bacon (which needed a bit of fat added to cook properly). I also added a bit of liquid smoke (just because I could ;^) ). I served this with a loaf of home-baked crusty bread, and everyone left the table full and happy!
Delicious. I add ham lunch meat instead of the bacon(just grab from fridge and toss in). Also use mild or medium jalapeño slices (jarred) and added some of the liquid from the jar. My entire family loves when beans are made at home. Not processed and canned. I always make double the amount and it only lasts a few days. Gets eaten with everything or just snacked on.
I am pretty new to the Instant Pot but wanted to try something. This dish was a winner! I had no pinto beans so I substituted Romano Beans and they worked fine. I had no green chili peppers but I had red, dried ones that I had grown this past summer and dropped two into the mix. I started by dicing the bacon and the onions and then sauteing them together which worked well. When done the dish is kind of like a bean soup but my Lord is it good!!! I will definitely cook it again!
I was pleasantly surprised...these were terrific with very little fuss. I did not mash at the end, liked them the way they came out of the pot
These turned out great. Would definitely make again. I used a ham hock instead of bacon. Delicious
Delish! I doubled the recipe ‘cause we love beans and I was going to freeze some. They were so good there isn’t enough left to freeze. I did not double the bacon and it was still fantastic with just the three slices.
Excellent taste! This will be my go to recipe from now on! Reminded me of New Mexico!! Thank you so much for the best pinto bean recipe ever!!
This is my go-to bean recipe. They are so delicious! I like to use thick-sliced hickory bacon and extra onion. I live at a high altitude so I have to cook mine longer than suggested but not a big deal. I find it also helps to stop them halfway through to mix them for more even cooking.
I made this as is but cooked the beans a bit longer as we like them a bit more cooked. So flavorful. Will definitely use the recipe again. Thank you.
Excellent recipe! I didn’t change a thing and got perfect, creamy beans. No more store bought stuff in a can. This is the way to go!
So good! Needs to be cooked a little longer.
This recipe is so good! I have had my InstaPot for three years and finally used it. I have been making crockpot refried beans for years. These are better! I used a 4 oz. can of diced jalapeño peppers instead of chili peppers. I’m going to reduce salt to 1 tsp. I did not have bacon but will use it next time. Mine needed ten more minutes. I eat mine with shredded Mexican cheese on top, salsa and sour cream.