Yup, you read that right! You can make refried beans in the Instant Pot or any other electric pressure cooker!
I have to say that the best Christmas gift I have ever received from my mom probably TEN years ago was my pressure cooker! Long before the real craze of the electric pressure cookers my mom bought my first one from QVC. It was under their name brand but man oh man did I love that thing!! So much so that it broke a few years ago. So, since I am so in LOVE with my pressure cooker I did my research and settled on the Instant Pot to replace my broken one. Please keep in mind that all my recipes for an electric pressure cooker can be used with any brand!
These beans were a large mixture of trial and error! My husband, Bryan, and I are huge fans of Mexican food! Therefore, we wanted better tasting than canned refried beans for ourselves! We made several batches of either too salty, too watery, too thick, or too bland beans. Too be more accurate, every time we made these beans we decided to measure by weight! This way they come out the same EVERY TIME! Every time I have made these beans for an event I have got rave reviews and have been asked for the recipe! The best thing is ITS ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS!! Yes, only three ingredients, its only dry pinto beans, water and salt!
If you need to make a large batch and want to keep them from drying out add some cheddar cheese, this will add some fat which will prevent the beans from getting dry and crusty.