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Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Easy and budget-friendly, these pinto beans are better than the restaurant! No soaking your beans required.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, no soak beans recipe, pressure cooker
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 140 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  1. Add all ingredients but salt to Instant Pot. Stir and secure lid.

  2. Cook manual high pressure 30 minutes. Naturally release 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir in the salt.

Recipe Notes

  • Soaked beans: Cook them for 15 minutes on high manual pressure.
  • Adding salt: Add to the beans AFTER cooking them or beans will be too tough.
  • Vegan or vegetarian: Use water or vegetable stock.
  • Beans for Mexican dish: Add 1 tablespoon of chili powder to your beans for an extra kick.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 688mg30%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 209IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.