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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 140kcal
Cost $0.50


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker



  • Add all ingredients but salt to Instant Pot. Stir and secure lid.
  • Cook manual high pressure 30 minutes. Naturally release 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir in the salt.



  • 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.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 20g