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How to Make The Best No Soak Instant Pot Refried Beans

I never used to be a huge fan of eating beans which is surprising because they’re such a great source of protein, dietary fiber, B-complex vitamins, and other essential nutrients. It’s only really been the last few years that I started to experiment with eating more beans, and I have to say, I’m definitely a fan now. Slow-cooking the refried beans really makes a difference in the texture especially wit hthe immersion blender to make it into a puree. If you’ve never tried making beans this way, I bet I could make you into a believer.

How to Make The Best No Soak Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

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Instant Pot Refried Beans

How to Make The Best No Soak Instant Pot Refried Beans

  • Author: Anna - MissWish.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans, sorted of debris and rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste

    

For serving:

  • queso fresco, crumbled
  • diced tomato
  • sliced red chili (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot and let stand until screen reads “HOT”.
  2. Add the olive oil.
  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Press the CANCEL button.
  6. Add the pinto beans, bay leaves, ground cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper.
  7. Add the broth and pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Close and seal the Instant pot.
  10. Turn the venting knob to SEALING.
  11. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and check to make sure the pressure level shows as “High” on the display.
  12. Adjust the timer to 45 minutes.
  13. When finished cooking, release pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s directions.
  14. Open the lid.
  15. Reserve 2 cups of cooking liquid.
  16. Discard the bay leaves.
  17. Drain the beans.
  18. Using an immersion blender or potato masher, puree the beans until they reach your desired consistency, adding some of the reserved liquid as needed.
  19. Taste and add more salt and black pepper, if necessary.
  20. Sprinkle with queso fresco, diced tomatoes, sliced chili and chopped cilantro and serve.

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