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Instant Pot® Pinto Beans (No Soaking)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Super flavorful and easy."
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1 h 25 m servings 236
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) 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.
  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. Remove bacon and chile peppers. Mash beans with a potato masher until they reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 236 calories; 2.6 38.8 14.5 7 973 Full nutrition

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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...

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, w...

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!

Great beans and very easy to make.