These Instant Pot Refried Beans bring BIG flavor, with little to no work! Creamy, flavorful, and effortless….these pair well with nachos, tacos, burritos, and more!
If you’ve ever been to a Mexican restaurant, you know refried beans! Typically you get a side of beans and rice with your meal! Well, I perfected the Mexican rice in the Instant Pot, but now….add in the beans! Best part, these beans are incredibly simple to make!
Last week, I was at the store and noticed Instant Pot having a sale on their 6 quart version. I already have one, but decided to splurge and get a second one. When I brought it home and showed my hubby, he asked what I planned to make. So, that night, to show him what a great investment it was, I whipped up these beans and had the other cooking rice, haha!
He immediately agreed that it was a smart decision to get two. I’m sure it was because he was happily scraping his plate of tacos, rice, and beans, but hey…he agreed, so I’ll take it!
I didn’t have to worry about pre soaking the beans, just simply tossed them in with other ingredients! I started these once we got home from school pick up and by the time they were done, I had dinner on the table in minutes!
My youngest enjoyed his spread on a tortilla shell, topped with rice, and a few spoonful’s of taco seasoned chicken. I however, enjoyed mine as a side dish! I sprinkled a little Cotija cheese on top and even added a few jalapeno slices on top for an added kick!
We had enough leftovers to enjoy these again the next evening, but you can freeze these as well!
Be sure to try it and let me know what you think! And, sign up for my newsletter below! I do exclusive giveaways monthly and am giving away an Instant Pot in the next week!
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you’ll also love this stove top version, https://thecookinchicks.com/the-best-refried-beans/
- 1 lb pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 onion, diced
- 6 loves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt, to taste
Heat Instant Pot using the saute feature.
Once screen reads hot, add in the olive oil.
Add in the onion and allow to cook until softened.
Sprinkle in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and minced garlic, stirring to incorporate.
Pour in the chicken broth and rinsed beans, giving it a stir to combine.
Place lid on Instant Pot and ensure valve is in sealing position.
Turn off saute function and cook manual, high pressure, for 50 minutes.
Once timer goes off, allow a natural pressure release for 25 minutes, followed by a quick release if pin hasn't dropped.
Strain the bean liquid into a container and use a potato masher to mash beans.
Add desired amount of salt and liquid strained from beans until desired texture/consistency is reached.
Serve garnished with cheese and jalapeno if desired!