Instant Pot Refried Beans

Make these Instant Pot Refried Beans – a Mexican side dish classic – that you can make in a little over an hour. Save time and still get the delicious flavors you love with refried beans but with real food ingredients.

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Instant Pot Refried Beans in a small bowl topped with grated cheese

Who else loves Taco Tuesday? Yep, it’s a big hit in our home too. In fact, we love to have tacos and Mexican food pretty much any day of the week. Living in San Diego will do that to you. We have access to the best Mexican food in the US.

One of my family’s favorite food is refried beans. We use it as a dip for our tortilla chips, make tostadas and even just eat it with a side of Mexican rice. My youngest son is a picky eater but he LOVES his refried beans.

I use to make it in the slow cooker but I’d have to schedule a full day and prepare in advance to make it. And then I found the Instant Pot.

Now we make Instant Pot Refried Beans and get it done in a little over an hour. So that means I don’t need to prep a lot in advance. I can get the Instant Pot Refried Beans going while I make a taco bar and get the fixings ready and have it all done at the same time – all in just over an hour. WIN!

If you’re just getting started with the Instant Pot, check out my quick start guide Top 10 Instant Pot Tips and Tricks You Need to Know.

This recipe makes about 12 servings, but if you’re anything like us you’ll want to double up because hello beans and rice? Yum! Instant Pot Refried Beans and tortilla chips? More please.

How to Make Instant Pot Refried Beans

You can can easily double this recipe to make even more Instant Pot Refried Beans to feed a big crowd – like a pot luck or family reunion. You can also freeze the beans once it’s done. We do that IF we have leftovers but usually we finish it within a day or two.

What if you don’t have a ham hock? You could substitute 4 oz of cooked smoked bacon or smoked ham instead. It will taste delicious! Look for pasture-raised bacon or ham to avoid nitrates and to conscious-raised animals (it’s so much better for you and tastes better too).

Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book for more tips to transition to a real food lifestyle.

Step by step tutorial on how to make refried beans in the Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Refried Beans in a white dish topped with cheese

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Don't Mess With Mama
Make these Instant Pot Refried Beans - a Mexican side dish classic - that you can make in a little over an hour. Save time and still get the delicious flavors you love with refried beans but with real food ingredients.
5 from 44 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Natural pressure release 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to inner pot.
  • Turn pressure valve to sealed. 
  • Set on manual pressure for 45 minutes. 
  • After a 20-minute natural release, do a quick release to let out remaining pressure. 
  • Reserve 1 cup liquid, drain the beans and then discard the ham hock. 
  • Use an immersion blender or food processor to blend beans, and add in reserved liquid as needed to reach desired consistency.  

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 11gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 5.4mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword instant pot beans, refried beans
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I loved how easy this was to make in my instant pot. I used some low carb tortillas I made and enjoyed this recipe as a dip. Will make it again. Thank you.