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Refried Beans
Pinto Beans-Pressure Cooker by FSM
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
  • 1 pound pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Spread the beans out and look for rocks or dirt clods. Discard if found. Rinse the beans and place them in the pressure cooker. Add the ingredients, lock your pressure cooker. Set the dial on pressure. Pressure on HIGH for 35 minutes. Use natural release to release the pressure. Drain the excess water after cooking. RESERVE IT in case you want to add it back in. Use your Immersion blender or potato masher to make the best beans you've ever tasted. NATURAL RELEASE: let the pressure drop naturally without turning the pressure regulator knob to steam or release pressure. It will take longer and will continue cooking but will release the pressure naturally. You will see the floating valve drop when the pressure has released.