Instant Pot Pinto beans and bacon. You Can cook a bag of dried beans in less than an hour in your Instant Pot!

These are the best Instant Pot pinto beans and bacon recipe I have ever made. Can you believe I made this Instant Pot pinto beans and bacon recipe from a bag of dried pinto beans, and I did it in about an hour? I know it sounds ridiculous, but it happened. I was completely shocked! The last time I tried to make any type of bag of dried beans, it took FOREVER to cook. Although, I never soaked the beans in water and had to keep on guessing about how much water to add and all of that lovely jazz. It was a total failure. Actually, it was nightmare. No one ate dinner until about 10:30pm. All I could do was stand silently in the kitchen while trying not to cry.

I looked up a ton of recipes online, and dedicated myself to try out which one I thought made the most sense for me to try and make. Score! Found one! The bean to water ratio was just what I was looking for. The only thing I didn’t agree with is the cooking time.  so I tested it out and I was right. It needed another 10 minutes….then the pinto beans and bacon were seriously cooked to perfection.

Instant Pot Pinto beans and bacon. You Can cook a bag of dried beans in less than an hour in your Instant Pot!

Now for the fun par: the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Bacon

Preparation 15 mins Cook Time 1 hour 5 mins Total Time 1:20
Serves 8-10     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bag of dried pinto beans
  • 2 pounds thick cut bacon (cut into 2" pieces)
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Cholula hot sauce.

Instructions

  1. With your IP on sauté, cook your bacon until it's nice and crispy. Drain half the grease out of your IP when done.
  2. Add in your dried beans, water, and all other seasonings.
  3. Set to manual high pressure for 38 minutes.
  4. When done, let it NATURALLY release pressure. It should take about 22-26 minutes for this to happen (depending on elevation).
  5. Take the lid off and allow to set for about 10 minutes before serving over some amazing jasmine rice!
  6. Done and serve!

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Yum and done!

If you loved this recipe, be sure to checkout my other Instant Pot recipes! I’m on a journey to make life easier for the both of us!

I’ll keep adding more recipes as I come up with them! Just know that I’ll always be sure to try the recipe out first, and then share them with you!

Instant Pot Pinto beans and bacon. You Can cook a bag of dried beans in less than an hour in your Instant Pot!

 

For you visual people, here are some awesome step by step photos 😀

Instant Pot Pinto beans and bacon. You Can cook a bag of dried beans in less than an hour in your Instant Pot!
Nice and crispy thick cut bacon! Don’t use normal bacon because it will basically disappear.
Instant Pot Pinto beans and bacon. You Can cook a bag of dried beans in less than an hour in your Instant Pot!
I gave the beans a little toss in the bacon grease before adding seasonings and water.

 

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II love creating fun, easy, and delicious recipes for everyone in the family to enjoy and make. With my family of 9 (11 if you count my two pups!), I have to make meals for all different tastes and in a short amount of time. When I’m not busy cooking, I’m taking care of my special needs sister, Angela..which you can read all about our journey!

3 COMMENTS

  1. I have this in the instant pot right now and can’t wait to try. I left out the garlic and thyme and only did about 6 oz. of bacon instead of 24. At first I thought I read your recipe wrong and you had to mean 2 lbs. beans to 1 lb. bacon 😂. Anyway, I’ll review later. Thanks for recipe!!

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