Refried Beans {in the INSTANT POT}


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.


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Beckie Cochran
Beckie Cochran, a Southern California native, has always had a passion for people and relationships. Growing up she had aspirations of becoming a youth pastor but quickly found herself to be too much of a social butterfly for college. She was working in the insurance industry when she met her husband, Bryan, on the internet in October 2004 they were married in May of 2005. She started working with her husband at the family business, until her husband had two back surgeries and they had their two children Attalia (7) and Nicodemus (5). They didn't want to raise their children in Los Angeles so they relocated to Flagstaff and built a house on Bryan's parents property in May 2014. Beckie works as a bookkeeper at her kids school part time and has an in home bakery. She also really enjoys socializing with friends, cooking, creating, and building a community of confident moms.