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The Easiest Instant Pot, No Soak, Pinto Beans Ever

I praise my crockpot and instant pot all the time. I really use them all the time. Also, they are perfect when I don’t to heat up the house. Summer is coming to Texas in a blink. I turn to these helpful kitchen tools often for no real reason except for their ease of use, but when summer gets here, not heating up my house is often a motivating factor.

I try to soak my beans overnight with some apple cider vinegar but there are days I forget. These beans are perfect and are finished fast. I turned our leftovers into refried beans the next night for taco Tuesday. If you are following the trim healthy mama eating plan, these are an E, or energizing meal. I didn’t add any fat, even when I made them into refried beans.

Instant Pot Pinto Beans


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 Lb Pinto Beans picked over and rinsed
  • 1 Tbl Dried Minced Onions, optional
  • 4 C Broth, I use Beef If you don't have any, just use water
  • 1 1/2 C Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke


  • Place rinsed beans into instant pot.
  • Place the rest of the ingredients into the ip and stir.
  • Place lid on top and seal. Make sure valve is closed. Set cook time to manual high pressure for 46 minutes.
  • When the instant pot is done cooking, allow it to do a natural release. They will be perfectly done and ready to eat.
  • Put on top of cornbread or however else you want to serve them. We love them as a side.

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