How to cook pinto beans in an Instant Pot

How to cook pinto beans in an Instant Pot
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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


  1. Start by rinsing the pinto beans and picking out any small stones or debris.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot and set it to the “saute” function. Add the olive oil and let it heat up.
  3. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the Instant Pot and saute until they are translucent.
  4. Add the rinsed pinto beans and water to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  5. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the pressure valve to the “sealing” position.
  6. Press the “Bean” or “Manual” button and set the timer for 30 minutes.
  7. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Then, carefully open the lid.
  8. 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!

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