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Instant Pot Pinto Beans
I always thought pinto beans took FOREVER to cook…until I started making Instant Pot pinto beans. And my dad’s recipe makes these the ultimate Instant Pot pinto beans.
I never really liked to cook pinto beans. They never turned out right. I always started the slow cooker too late to get them completely done by supper, or I cooked them on the stovetop only to forget to stir them frequently and they would end up scorched and gross.
Do you know what your house smells like after you scorch pinto beans? Oh, my friends, it’s not good.
I bought my Instant Pot as a Christmas gift to myself a little over a year ago. It has been a blessing ever since.
Just recently, I started cooking pinto beans in the Instant Pot and they turn out great!
Ultimate Instant Pot Pinto Beans
- 2 lbs pinto beans
- 1 pkg Conecuh Hickory Smoked Sausage
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 medium onion
- 10 oz Rotel Tomatoes
- Sort through the beans. Take out broken or very discolored beans and rocks. (Yes, I've found rocks in my beans before, this is why I sort them now.)
- Put beans into a colander and wash under cool water. Then, add them to the Instant Pot.
- Slice or dice celery and onions and add them to the pot. (The size of the pieces is entirely up to you. We slice celery about a 1/4 in. thick, but dice the onions so they aren't detected by our small humans.)
- Add the entire can of Rotel Tomatoes to the pot, juice and all.
- Add water. The beans need to be fully submerged plus more water. (Approximately 8 - 10 cups.) I add enough water to come just under the MAX line in my 6 qt. Instant Pot.
- Close up your Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 75 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, release the pressure and serve.
Pinto Beans in the Crock Pot
Don’t get me wrong, I like my slow cooker, but I always forget to start our supper in the morning. I usually remember around lunchtime, and by that time it’s too late even on HIGH for some meals. That’s why I love my Instant Pot so much, but if you don’t have an Instant Pot, these beans will turn out just fine cooked for 8-10 hours on high in your CrockPot or slow cooker.
If you have some of these delicious beans leftover, they pair wonderfully with these tender pork chops.