Pinto Beans

May 14, 2020

Basic, flavorful pinto bean recipe.


1 pound (450g) dried pinto beans , rinsed & drained

6 slices (340g) bacon

2 tablespoons (30ml) regular soy sauce

1 (255g) onion , sliced

6 cloves (24g) garlic , minced

1 (52g) jalapeño , minced

1 can (796g) crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

4 cups (1L) unsalted chicken stock

3 (0.8g) bay leaves

½ teaspoon (1.4g) ground cumin

½ teaspoon (0.5g) dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

chili powder


1Saute Onion and Jalapeno: Add onion slices and jalapeno in Instant Pot. Cook for 3 ½ minutes. While the onions and jalapeno are sauteing, cut the bacon into bit size.

2Saute Garlic and Spice: Add 3 bay leaves, ½ tsp ground cumin, ½ tsp dried oregano, and minced garlic in Instant Pot. Cook until fragrant (roughly 1 minute).

3Thicken & Season Mexican Beans: Release some of the starch by stirring with a wooden spoon over "Saute" function. Stir pinto beans until desired thickness.

4bring to a boil and simmer for 40-50 minutes.

5Add Once the beans are tender and cooked through add remaining seasonings: adobo sauce, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon (optional). Stir to coat and cook on low for 10 more minutes to let the flavors meld.


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