Easy Refried Bean Recipe

Instant Pot Refried Beans

The easiest, tastiest recipe for homemade refried beans made right in the Instant Pot. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Refried Beans
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Pressure Release: 30 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 7 cups stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 small onion peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and de-stemmed (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar optional


  • Rinse dried beans and remove any rocks or broken beans. 
  • Place all ingredient in inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Cook on high pressure with valve turned to "seal," and set to cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. 
  • Allow pressure to release naturally (about 30 minutes).
  • Remove lid and discard jalapeno. If the beans seem to have too much liquid, remove up to 1 cup of cooking liquid and reserve to the side. 
  • Blend with an immersion blender or food processor until smooth, adding reserved liquid as needed. 


  • Use chicken stock, vegetable stock, or water. 
  • If you use water, add an additional teaspoon of taco seasoning beans for extra flavor. 
  • For Instant Pot Black Beans, use only 6 cups liquid and 40 minutes cook time. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Refried Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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