Creamy Instant Pot Refried Beans
Creamy Instant Pot Refried Beans | Get ready to have the BEST Refried Beans you’ve EVER made! I’ve been making my own refried beans for many years but nothing has come close to how creamy and delicious they turn out in a pressure cooker. NO MORE WORRYING ABOUT SCORCHED OR BURNED BEANS! Perfect as a side dish and AMAZING as a burrito!
Are you planning a Fiesta party? Using your pressure cooker is a great way to go! It’s always a great idea when you can mark something off your list to watch or worry about.
I remember growing up my mom would prepare vegetables in a pressure cooker. It was super heavy, only for a stove top and small. Times have changed! The NEW pressure cookers have multi task buttons. They can even serve as a slow cooker.
No more fast food burritos! Simply make the beans….either freeze in portions or make burritos, wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Perfect for lunch!
HERE ARE STEP BY STEP PHOTOS!
Set to sauté and cook the bacon.
Add the beans and spices.
Secure the lid and make sure the pressure valve is closed.
Press the bean setting.
Change the time to 50 minutes.
Let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes and then open the pressure valve to release all the pressure. Drain the beans (SAVE THE JUICE).
Pour the beans back into the pressure cooker; set to sauté. Use a potato masher to mash the beans.
Add a couple of ladles of the beans liquid back to the beans until they reach the right consistency (about 1 cup).
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I made this recipe Thursday, April 5th, and it turned out wonderful! The beans were just the right consistency. I made them a little thicker than usual because we were using them for Burritos and didn’t want to make a mess. The instructions were spot-on and easy to follow. Thank you!
Thanks Edward! I’ve made Refried Beans in the slow cooker and on the stove top but nothing compares to the creamy texture I get from the Instant Pot. I’m glad you liked the recipe.
I made exactly as directed. They were fantastic.
Awesome Fern! Thanks for sharing! ♥
I got an instant pot mini as a gift and want to make this recipe but I don’t have a “bean” setting. Do you have any idea which setting I should use instead??
Hi Holly, You can use the high pressure setting and manually set the cooking time.
Can you leave out the can of green chiles
Hi Reyna, you you can eliminate the Chile’s.
Thanks for this recipe – it looks so easy. My first IP disaster was refried beans. I’m working up the courage to try again, lol. Will it be okay to leave the bacon out?
Sure Andrea you can leave the bacon out. You’ll love making refried beans in your Instant Pot. They come out so creamy. Good Luck!
Looks great – going to try this! One question: do you need to soak the beans first to get the benefit of soaking them (lol reduced gas maybe?)
Hi Stephen, Hahaha….I don’t soak them but I’m impatient that way. It’s up to you.
Beans were the best ever. I only changed onions and garlic to fresh and minced them. Thanks for the recipe
Thanks Sherrill! When using an instant pot you get the best beans.
Use the recipe a lot and the only add I use is cumin 3/4 tsp to make it mexican refried beans. Great recipe.
Great idea Doug! I’m glad you like the recipe.