Instant Pot Pinto Beans


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Sort the beans


Remove any broken pieces, any partial pieces, or missing the skin. All go into the trash.

Rinse the beans


From here, you must wash, rinse, and repeat. Again, don’t skip this step, or your beans will taste like dirt.

Add salt


Place your beans in the Instant Pot and add salt. We are using an Instant Pot and less water, use less salt than normal.

Add oil


Oil… I know. Totally not traditional, but it helps with the foaming and prevents clogging up the pressure valve. Add the water and lock the lid on your Instant Pot.

Switch the valve to venting


I cooked them for 35 minutes at High Pressure. Then full natural release about 20-30 minutes. Switch the valve to “venting.”

Test your beans if ready


Lastly, CAREFULLY open up the lid, test the beans if ready.

Ready to enjoy!


If the beans are not fully cooked, return to the Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 5 minutes. Hope you enjoy!

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