Instant pot Mexican pinto beans recipe. Pinto beans are a staple in the Mexican diet and they’re so easy to make in the Instant Pot.
The History of Pinto Beans
Pinto beans are commonly used in Mexican cuisine, especially in the south of Mexico. They are also popular in many other countries, such as the United States.
Pinto beans were originally developed by a man named Richard Pinto from California. He was looking for a type of bean that had a hard outer shell and did not need to be soaked before cooking. This made them easy to prepare and cook.
How to make Pinto Beans in an Instant Pot
Pinto beans are a type of dried, smoked, and boiled beans. They are popular in Mexican cuisine and can be cooked in an instant pot. Pinto Beans are typically soaked overnight before cooking them in an Instant Pot. The soaking process allows the beans to cook more evenly and faster.
Instant Pot Pinto Beans:
1 cup dried pinto beans
2 bay leaves
3 cloves of garlic, smashed into 1/4 inch pieces (optional)
1 large onion, diced into small pieces
8 cups water or broth of choice
2 tbsp. chili powder (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot. Stir well and mix.
2. Lock on the lid and close the valve for sealing
3. Press the “Pressure Cook” button, then adjust the time to 15 minutes
4. When the time is up, use the manual release
3 Ways to Use Mexican Pinto Beans
Pinto beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine, and they’re also a great way to cook with your Instant Pot. This dish is easy to make and can be served as a side or main dish.
This recipe has three ways you can use your Instant Pot: as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, or rice cooker. It also has instructions for using fresh ingredients like onion, garlic, and cilantro in the recipe. This recipe is perfect for those who want to make something quick that tastes like it took hours to make!
Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans Recipe
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- 2 pounds (960 g) of dried pinto beans
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and halved
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 cups (2 L) of water
- 1 bay leaf
Combine all ingredients in an electric instant pot. Mix well.
Cover the pot and lock the lid.
Set the machine to cook to high pressure. Set the timer to cook for 35 minutes.
Using the Natureal Release method, bring pressure to normal.
Carefully unlock and open the lid. Discard bay leaf and onion half.