Instant Pot No-Soak Pinto Beans (& Others)

(Total actual time in pot = approx 90 min)

  • Plug in Instant Pot
  • Wash/ rinse dry beans
  • Pour beans in Instant Pot w/ three inches water above beans & add some garlic
  • Twist lid closed
  • Press “Manual” button
  • Close top vent key (use “SEALING” position)
  • Timer will show 30 min.

(Usually you press “+” to ADD time, or “-” to SUBTRACT time. But don’t do that b/c 30 min is perfect for dry beans!)

  • Just wait & pot will warm up & eventually begin the 30 min cooking countdown.
  • When finished it will switch to LO keep warm mode. You may unplug now. Do nothing else, just wait & let heat release natually for approx 30 more minutes.
  • Twist open & eat. Very hot metal pot!


Approximate cooking times for other unsoaked beans in Instant Pot:

Black beans: 20 to 25 min
Black-eyed peas : 20 to 25 min
Great Northern beans: 25 to 30 min
Navy beans: 25 to 30 min
Pinto beans: 25 to 30 min
Cannellini beans: 35 to 40 min
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans): 35 to 40 min

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