Making Homemade Refried Beans just got easier with this super simple Instant Pot Recipe. I was skeptical, but let me tell you that eating Homemade Refried Beans is sooo good! Honestly, why buy canned when you can make refried beans this quick.

Instant Pot Homemade Refried Beans

Servings 8 | Ready in 90 mins | Perfect Side Dish | 6Qt Instant Pot

The ingredient list is small for making refried beans, a bag of dry pinto beans, onion, diced green chilies, garlic, and a few spices. Then set it and forget it! Let your Instant Pot do all the work and you will have amazing Homemade Refried Beans.

Homemade Refried Beans Ingredients

How to make Refried Beans?

This recipe makes Homemade Refried beans in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Rinse and drain your beans and place in the Instant Pot with Chicken Broth. Then add the Onion, Garlic and Diced Green Chilies. Add your spices on top and set your Instant Pot to 45 minutes and allow a 30 minute Natural Release. Use an Immersion Blender to smooth out your Refried Beans. This recipe makes the perfect batch of Homemade Refried Beans.

Instant Pot Homemade Refried Beans
Homemade Refried Beans made in the Instant Pot pressure Cooker

How Long do Homemade Refried Beans Keep?

Homemade Refried Beans will keep 3-5 days if stored in the Refrigerator in a sealed container.

How to Freeze Homemade Refried Beans

Freezing Refried Beans can be done by placing cooled homemade refried beans into a container or a plastic bag. To thaw, leave on the counter until room temperature. You may need to add a little liquid (water or chicken broth) when heating up)

Instant Pot Homemade Refried Beans

How to Thicken Homemade Refried Beans?

If your Homemade Refried Beans are too thin for your liking, then make a cornstarch slurry (2 Tbs Cornstarch and 2 Tbs cold water) and stir it into your Refried Beans.

How to make a Homemade Refried Bean Dip

These Homemade Refried Beans are delicious all on their own, however adding sour cream, or cheese on top makes the perfect Refried Bean dip.

Instant Pot Homemade Refried Beans

How to Store Homemade Refried Beans

Store your homemade Refried Beans in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Making Refried Beans in the Instant Pot is my kind of recipe. In 90 minutes or less you have ah-ma-ZING Homemade Refried Beans to use as a side dish or with Tacos and Fajitas. This recipe is kid approved. In fact, my picky eater devours this up!

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Homemade Refried Beans

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Yield: 10 servings

Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans are absolutely delicious. No more canned Beans, make these Easy Homemade Refried Beans in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. The flavor is amazing. So delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 1lb Bag of dried Pinto Beans
  • 5 Cups Water or Chicken Broth
  • 1 4oz Can Diced Green Chilies
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbs Crushed Garlic


  1. Rinse and drain Pinto Beans and place in Instant Pot
  2. Add Water or Broth
  3. Add Salt, Cumin, Garlic and Diced Green Chilies (do not stir)
  4. Place quartered Onion on top
  5. Close Lid and Close Pressure Valve and set to Manual (Pressure Cook) High for 45 mins. Allow a 25 minute Natural Release
  6. Open Lid
  7. (optional) Remove 1/2-3/4 Cup liquid and set aside
  8. Use an Immersion Blender to blend up beans, onion, and green chilies until desired consistency. If too thick, add back some liquid and blend.

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Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 215mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Protein: 5g
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