Instant Pot Refried Beans

instant pot refried beans in a white bowl with chips and lime wedges

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Easy, healthy refried beans made in the Instant Pot in no time!




  1. Add beans, onions, garlic, chilies and water to the pressure cooker pot.
  2. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 50 minutes.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a natural release.  
  4. Place a colander inside a large bowl, pour beans into the colander and reserve the liquid.  
  5. Add beans, salt, cumin, and chili powder to a high powered blender and blend until desired consistency is reached, adding the reserved liquid as needed.  
  6. Alternatively, mash the beans with a potato masher or use an immersion blender right in the pot.
  7. Refried beans dry out as they sit so add a bit more liquid if they are really thick.
  8. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


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