The best refried beans are made from scratch! This recipe is way better than any canned bean. These Instant Pot Refried Beans are delicious! They are easy to make, and they are no soaking required. Make it with me!
You can tell if a Mexican restaurant is good or not based off of their refried beans. You can tell when they are made fresh and well seasoned. This recipe is absolutely delicious and the Instant Pot makes them easy to make! NO SOAKING REQUIRED!!
Instant Pot Refried Beans
Yields 6-8 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion, diced16 ounces dry pinto beans
6 ounces diced green chilies
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin
7 cups chicken or vegetable broth
Turn the Instant Pot to sauté and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn the pot off, and add pinto beans, green chilies, salt, and cumin. Stir.
Finally, add the broth. Lock the lid and set the value to seal.
Manually set the timer for 60 minutes.
When the timer sounds, allow Instant Pot to naturally release for 15 minutes, then release rest of pressure.
Lift lid and stir.
Turn pot off and use a colander to drain liquid away but do it over a bowl so you can use some of this liquid if desired later.
Use a blender, either emersion or a regular blender to blend the drained bean mixture. If using an emersion blender put beans back into your pressure cooker and blend. Add a little bit of liquid you drained off (or use taco sauce or broth for added liquid) to thin out the beans until they're the consistency you want. If using a regular blender, add the beans and some liquid and pulse until smooth.