Instant Pot® Pinto Beans

This is one of the best ways to cook pinto beans. Later, you can make delicious refried beans from them.

Pinto Beans

Yield: 4 servings


  • Instant Pot®


  • 2 cups dry washed pinto beans
  • 2 slices bacon, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • Garlic, minced, to taste
  • 6 cups water


  1. Set to the Sauté setting. Sauté the bacon, onion and garlic until bacon is almost cooked.
  2. Pour beans into the IP, and then add the water. Set pressure setting to High. Cook for 35 minutes, and natural release for 25 minutes.