Get healthy refried beans in under an hour when you use your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker! Pinto beans could be used instead, but I love black beans. Total time includes pressure build up and release!
I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and have used it moderately since then. I’m super excited about it, but I haven’t jumped in without looking back like most people, it seems. I have, however, made healthy refried beans in the Instant Pot pretty much every Taco Tuesday since December!
This recipe is so crazy easy, and using a pressure cooker to cook dry beans makes it so crazy quick that I set it up an hour before dinner, and then I’m done! Healthy refried beans, pinto or black, on the table when we are ready to eat.
Obviously you could serve these alongside any Mexican inspired meal, but I always make them with tacos, which we have every Taco Tuesday. My littlest one actually calls tacos “Taco Tuesdays”, as in, “Can I have another Taco Tuesday, mom?” It’s adorable. And we are clearly a taco loving family.
These healthy refried beans would be at home alongside my Veggie Tacos Loaded with Guacamole, Guinness Braised Pork Irish Tacos, or Chicken Taco Baked Sweet Potatoes. Heck, they’d be great as brunch with my Taco Muffin Tin Eggs!
I like to make an entire pound of dried beans at once and then use the leftovers for easy burritos at home for lunch all week.
OR you could make a whole batch and freeze half so you don’t need to make more the next week. Just thaw, warm and done!
Whatever you serve them with, there’s no reason to eat the canned version when fresh, homemade, healthy refried beans are an less than an hour of hands off time away! And don’t forget to make a double batch to freeze for quick meals 😉
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