Instant Pot Refried Beans

This is a delightful dish of Mexican cuisine. It is tender, soft and juicy. The beansmakes it more delicious in taste. It is a fulfilling whole hearty meal.

Instant Pot Refried Beans
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pinto beans, Refried Beans
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb pinto beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  • Turn on the instant pot, select sauté and let it get hot.
  • Add olive oil, onion and cook until onions are soft.
  • Add chili powder, ground cumin, oregano, garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Pour ½ cup chicken stock, deglaze and mix it quickly.
  • Add beans and then remaining chicken stock in the pot.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 40 minutes, release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Open the lid of the instant pot.
  • Strain the liquid with strainer and keep this liquid in a bowl.
  • Add beans back in the pot.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the beans until desired consistency has reached.
  • Season with salt.
  • Add strained liquid back in the pot until desired consistency.
  • Mix well and serve with cilantro on the top.
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