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.
Now for the fun par: the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Bacon
- 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.
- With your IP on sauté, cook your bacon until it's nice and crispy. Drain half the grease out of your IP when done.
- Add in your dried beans, water, and all other seasonings.
- Set to manual high pressure for 38 minutes.
- When done, let it NATURALLY release pressure. It should take about 22-26 minutes for this to happen (depending on elevation).
- Take the lid off and allow to set for about 10 minutes before serving over some amazing jasmine rice!
- Done and serve!
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!
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