Cooking pinto beans in an Instant Pot is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious and healthy meal. Pinto beans are a staple in many cuisines and are packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients. Here is a simple recipe for cooking pinto beans in an Instant Pot:
- 1 pound dried pinto beans
- 6 cups of water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by rinsing the pinto beans and picking out any small stones or debris.
- Turn on the Instant Pot and set it to the “saute” function. Add the olive oil and let it heat up.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the Instant Pot and saute until they are translucent.
- Add the rinsed pinto beans and water to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
- Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the pressure valve to the “sealing” position.
- Press the “Bean” or “Manual” button and set the timer for 30 minutes.
- Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Then, carefully open the lid.
- Season the pinto beans with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the age and freshness of the beans. If your beans are older or not fully cooked after 30 minutes, add additional time in 5-minute increments until they are tender.
You can serve these beans as a side dish, or add to burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican dish. You can also add some spices like cumin, chili powder or oregano to give them a more Mexican flavor.
Cooking pinto beans in an Instant Pot is a convenient and delicious way to prepare this healthy and versatile legume. With this recipe, you can have perfectly cooked pinto beans in just 30 minutes. Enjoy!