Super flavorful and easy.

Jim

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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 bacon and cook, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Add chicken broth, pinto beans, water, onions, chile peppers, garlic powder, salt, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Close and lock the lid.

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

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove bacon and chile peppers. Mash beans with a potato masher until they reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 14.5g; carbohydrates 38.8g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 6.7mg; sodium 972.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2019
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
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2019
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
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2020
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
The only change I made was that I chopped up the bacon before sautéing it. Delicious! I hope to never buy canned beans again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Great beans and very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2020
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2020
The bomb!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2020
This is a great recipe. I put a little sausage in it and made it a meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2021
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2021
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. Read More
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