Easy way to turn dried pinto beans into a tasty side dish with an Insta Pot or pressure cooker
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Insta pot or Pressure cooker
116ozpackage of dried pinto beans
1/2mediumwhite or yellow onion, chopped
1Jalapeno, chopped optional extra jalapenos for spicier beans
2cubes Chicken BouillonI use Knorrs Chicken Bouillon
1 teaspoonchili powder
Rinse your dried pinto beans
Rinse your dried pinto beans and remove any beans that don't look good or any small stones. You do not need to soak the beans.
Chop garlic, onion and jalapeno
Chop your garlic, onion and jalapeno(s) . Please note you can add more jalapenos for added spice, one jalapeno doesn't really make these beans spicy.
Measure your cumin, chili powder and smoked paprika and one bay leaf. Add two cubes of chicken bouillon.
Put everything into your Insta Pot or Pressure Cooker
Place the beans, garlic, jalapeno, onion and spices into the Insta Pot or pressure cooker and add 5 cups of water.
Cook your beans
Close the top to your Insta Pot or pressure cooker and lock into place. Be sure your pressure release valve is closed. Press High Pressure cook , using 40 minutes for cook time and start cooking. After 40 minutes release the pressure valve to release the pressure. Once all of the pressure has been release you can open up the top of your Insta Pot or pressure cooker and serve your Pinto Beans.
This recipes cooks up to about 3 cups of pinto beans, each cup is 245 calories. It should serve 4 people as a side dish.