For Instant Pot Pinto Beans, you won't need to soak the beans beforehand! This makes the recipe super quick to make, not to mention it comes out delicious. It goes great as a side, as a meal, or can be added to other recipes like soups or refried beans.
Preheat Instant Pot to saute. Add a small amount of olive oil to the pot. Add onions and saute until translucent.
Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant or about 30 seconds.
Turn off the saute mode. Add in the dried beans, bay leaf, chili powder, pepper, jalapeno, chicken broth, and water. Stir everything together.
Cook on high pressure for 50 minutes with a 15-minute natural pressure release.
Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.
To crank up the seasoning you can increase the chili powder or add hotter peppers to the mix.If you soaked your beans, no worries! You can cook on high pressure for 15 minutes followed by a 10 minutes natural pressure release.If you do more than one pound of beans just be sure not to surpass the the max fill line.General rule of thumb is one cup of dried beans to three cups of broth or water.Cooking times remain the same even if you use more beans.