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No Soak Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe

Fool-proof no soak Instant Pot pinto beans. They are tender and flavorful and best of all, effortless! The perfect side for a fiesta!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 1041kcal


  • 2 strips uncooked bacon
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb pinto beans rinsed and picked through


  • Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE mode. Once hot, add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes, flip and continue cooking. Add the onion and stir, cooking for about 2 minutes. Pour in the broth and water. Add the garlic powder, salt, chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and pinto beans.
  • Place lid on, and turn Instant Pot on MANUAL mode with high pressure selected for 47 minutes.**
  • Once cooked, allow for the pressure to release naturally, this usually takes about 15-20 minutes
  • Open the Instant Pot and remove the bacon and stir. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro if desired. Cooked beans will last for 1 week in the fridge.



* I used uncured applewood smoked bacon
** If using older beans, you may need to add up to 10 minutes additional time.
- 2 tbsp. diced green chiles make a great addition to these beans


Calories: 1041kcal | Carbohydrates: 143g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 3556mg | Potassium: 3078mg | Fiber: 44g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1461IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 13mg