Pinto Beans Recipe for Instant Pot

Pinto beans are a very healthy food choice and one you can make quickly using your Instant Pot. Only a couple of ingredients are required for this protein-filled side dish.

Pinto Beans Recipe for Instant Pot

If you want an easy recipe for Pinto Beans, here is one you can make simply using your Instant Pot.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Servings 8 cups


  • 1 pound Dry Pinto Beans
  • 5.5 cups water
  • 1 2/3 tablespoons Better Than Bullion Vegetable Base
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1 dash Black Pepper


  • The first step you need to take is to rinse off your pinto beans. Use a strainer to drain off the excess water and debris.
  • Place your Better Than Bullion vegetable base and the water into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the pinto beans into the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on your Instant Pot and secure the valve. Turn the dial to manual and use high pressure. Cook the beans on high pressure for about 45 minutes.
  • After the 45 minutes have passed, allow for the Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure. This could take as long as 30 minutes, although normally it takes about 20.
  • You now have cooked pinto beans that you can eat how they are or you can turn them into a side for a bigger meal.

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