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Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Instant Pot Bean Recipes, Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Pinto Beans, Side Dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 2 lbs pinto beans, cleaned and rinsed
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed, rinsed, chopped
  • 10 oz can Rotel
  • 32 oz box vegetable broth
  • 32 oz box beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed peppers
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Press "saute" and cook bacon until almost crispy.

  2. Add chopped onions, garlic and jalapenos, stir. Saute for about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Pour Rotel, vegetable broth, beef broth, water and seasonings into pot, stir.

  4. Add pinto beans, stir.

  5. Close and lock lid, turn vent to "sealing" and press "pressure cook" or "manual" and press "high pressure" with the cook time of 50 minutes (takes about 20 minutes to reach full pressure).

  6. Once cook time has finished, natural release for 15 minutes then quick release.

  7. Open lid carefully once float valve drops, add chopped cilantro and stir.

  8. Optional: Top with sliced green onions and additional cilantro.