Homemade pressure cooker pinto beans make a great side dish for Cinco de Mayo or any time of year. Use charro beans inside burrito bowls for a great meal! Works in your Instant Pot, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi.
Love homemade pinto beans but hate the time it takes to start from dry beans? Well making pressure cooker pinto beans there’s NO soaking required and they’re done start to finish in about an hour and a half! One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes.
- We’ve added it into our list of Ninja Foodi recipes too because that’s our new favorite appliance!
Talk about a great side dish or make burrito bowls with these pressure cooker pinto beans for a delicious dinner.
I never need to pre soak dry beans again now that I have an Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi pressure cooker!
We have made a few recipes using dry beans so far like:
- These pressure cooker refried beans
- No soak Instant Pot baked beans have raving reviews
- Our Instant Pot split pea soup recipe takes just 17 minutes start to finish
Now we’re ready with homemade pinto beans. You can call them charro beans too.
Cooking beans in a pressure cooker
- Always wash your dry beans to remove any dirt or debris (small rocks may be hidden)
- Timing depends on how soft you want your beans to be and how many you want to cook (I tend to stick with 2 c. dry beans at a time)
- Twice as much water is needed for the amt. of dry beans you’re cooking
- Use this Ninja Foodi cooking times sheet or Instant Pot cooking times for beans printable charts to determine cook time (they’re very similar)
- Use high pressure
- Allow pot to naturally release steam
- Check beans, if you’d like them softer you can easily add a bit more water and set it for another 10 min. or so to soften even more
- Drain beans and eat or doctor up (like we did here) and continue cooking a dish like these pressure cooker pinto beans
What you’ll need to make homemade pressure cooker pinto beans:
If you use other spices to make charro beans by all means add them in there too in the 2nd cooking step.
Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans
- Rinse your dry beans and put them into your pressure cooker. Add your water. Close pressure cooker lid (one not attached on the Ninja Foodi), close steam valve.
- Set to pressure high for 60 minutes. Do a quick release.
- Drain beans and put beans back into your pot.
- Add all other ingredients and stir together.
- Close your pressure cooker lid again and set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow to naturally release steam for 10 minutes, then release remaining.If you want more liquid in your beans before serving add a bit more broth.