Instant Pot Pinto Beans | No Soaking Necessary
Is it really possible to cook, pinto beans from dry to done in less than an hour? Well, stay tuned to find out the answer. Okay, actually spoil an alert.
Yes. It is, but stay tuned to see how it's done today on the spicy apron cooking, show, I am going to show you how to make instant pot, pinto, beans, they're, quick, they're, easy and delicious. And if you're looking for more ways to get the most out of your pressure cooker than you have definitely found the right channel. You know what to do subscribe hit the.
Bell and I've got you covered welcome back to the spicy apron cooking show, my name is heather. And I am here to show you the easiest way to get the best results in your kitchen. And today we are doing instant pot, pinto beans. And by the way, if you hear some banging around over there it's, because they are cleaning the windows in our complex and there's nothing. I can do about it.
So let's get to the beans now super, super easy. This is actually one of the most searched-for terms on Google how to make. Pinto beans in your instant pot. So I'm going to show you how you take one pound of dry pinto, beans and pour them in to your pressure cooker and guys I used to always buy canned beans. But you know what they get expensive, but I didn't want to take the time to soak my beans overnight and then babysit them on a stove for a while. So when I got my instant pot, it was one of the very first things I made, love them.
Use them all the time and I do not have to buy canned beans anymore. So it's an it's, a ton of. Money, okay, now there just a few things we're going to put in here to add a little of flavor, a couple of cloves of smashed garlic, it's, just peeled and smashed that's. It plucks that in oops almost okay, a tablespoon of salt. You probably will want to add more salt at the end. But for now we're gonna start with a tablespoon of salt and a bay leaf.
And finally, this is optional, but I like to and one teaspoon of chipotle chili powder. It gives a really, really nice smoky flavor to your beans. If you don't. Like it, leave it up now all you're going to do is top it off with water for one cup of beans. You want about four or five cups of water. Just as long as the water is about an inch above the layer of beans.
And the last thing I'm going to tell you to do is to add about a tablespoon of oil. It can be vegetable oil or olive oil. I have had a few of you comments, saying, you do not have to add the oil, so I, tell you to add the oil, because it prevents foaming when you're going to be releasing the pressure now, a. Couple of you has said, you don't need it.
It doesn't foam. So I, tried it without, and I have to be honest in my experience. It did foam up and come out of the release valve just a little, so I'm going back to using it. The oil now give it a quick stir.
It already smells good that garlic, mmm bay leaf. Okay. Now just put your lid on, and you are going to pressure-cook these for 30 minutes on high, and then let it sit for a natural release for about 10 minutes and then release the pressure.
So I would like. To know when you serve pinto beans, do you serve them as a standalone side dish or do you incorporate them into other dishes, put in the comments below side dish or tell me what you put it in tacos hostages, casseroles salads, I would love to hear how you're using your beautifully perfectly cooked. Pinto. Beans. You guys.
What is it about clicking in an instant pot that when it's done and the steams release? You cannot wait to open it and see what you got so let's, see what we got I'll, tell you we have. Perfect they're, hot, obviously, perfect pinto, beans.
Let me scoop them out and show you just how perfect they are again. You can make a bigger batch. Then one pound by the way earlier I said, one cup, they meant one pound. You can make double that save them. Stick them in the fridge use them all week long and any number of recipes. So let's, give it a quick little stir. These are perfect and guys, beans.
The texture of beans is kind of a personal thing. Some people like them, very, very soft and other people. Like them more firm so cook them. However, you like these are kind of in the middle. So if you like them more firm, then just do it for 25 minutes. And if you like it a little squishy err, or if you're going to do refried beans, one of my favorites, then I would add five more minutes, but would you look at that? These are so perfect and the texture it's so much better than canned I cannot stress that enough.
Okay, as always we're going to add a little of garnish for color. I've got some green onions here. And you know what would be awesome bacon, yep, crumble up some bacon, throw that on top.
Now you got a winner. Anyway, if this video has motivated you to try instant pot, pinto, beans, please give it a thumbs up and go ahead and subscribe while you're down there. Thank you for tuning in to the spicy apron cooking, show, happy cooking and happy eating and I will see you next time.