Saucy Pinto Beans
If you’re looking for a perfect accompaniment for your Mexican dinner night, these Saucy Pinto Beans are the perfect pick. This bean dish is filled with bold flavors and will leave you satisfied. It is wonderful served with Basic Brown Rice and a side vegetable for a complete meal.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups dry pinto beans1 lb
  • 2tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onionpeeled and diced
  • 1 medium jalapeñoseeded and diced
  • 2tsp minced Garlic
  • 3 1/2cups chicken stock
  • 8oz tomato sauce1 can
  • 2tbsp chili powder
  • 1tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1/2tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2tsp salt
  1. Place the beans in a bowl and cover with 3 inches of water. Soak the beans 4–8 hours. Drain the beans.
  2. Press the Sauté button of the Instant Pot® and add the oil. After the oil heats 1 minute add the onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add soaked beans, stock, tomato sauce, chili powder, mustard, oregano, cumin, pepper, bay leaves, and salt to the inner pot. Stir well to combine and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Secure the lid.
  4. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust the time to 25 minutes.
  5. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  6. Remove and discard the bay leaves and then transfer the beans to a bowl for serving.
Recipe Notes

CALORIES: 289 | FAT: 5g | PROTEIN: 16g | SODIUM: 516mg | FIBER: 10g | CARBOHYDRATES: 44g | SUGAR: 5g