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Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe

Make your own homemade refried beans from scratch with a quick and easy recipe that brings a popular Mexican side dish to your table in no time. So simple and so flavorful, you’ll never reach for the canned version again!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried pinto beans (rinsed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 5 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute function. When pot is hot, add oil, onion, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook, stirring regularly until onions begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  2. Turn Instant Pot off, and add in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Seal pot with the lid, and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 15 minutes. Then manually release any remaining pressure.
  3. Ladle out about 1 cup of excess liquid and reserve. Drain beans into a colander, and discard any remaining liquid.
  4. Transfer beans back to Instant Pot, and using an immersion blender, puree beans slowly and gradually adding the reserved cooking liquid until desired consistency is reached. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is about ¾ cup

Each serving = 1 Point*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Sodium 641mg 27%
Potassium 994mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 38.7g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9.3g 37%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 14g 28%
Calcium 6%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.