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OverHead, Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

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Course: Side Dish
Keyword: beans, instant pot, pinto beans, pressure cooker, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Natural Release: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD


  • pressure cooker


  • 1 pound bag dried pinto beans
  • 6 cups unsalted vegetable stock or water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add dried beans and stock to the Instant Pot and mix well.
  • Close the lid, turn the valve to "seal," and set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once the time is done, allow a natural release for 10 to 15 minutes then quick release any remaining steam.
  • Add salt and pepper and mix well.