Smoky Pinto Beans

Smoky Pinto Beans

Smoky Pinto Beans

Course: Beans, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 lb of dry pinto beans soaked overnight (or use quick-soak method below) and rinsed well
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1-2 T Liquid Smoke
  • salt to taste
  • Enough water to cover the beans by 1.5 inches


  • Add all ingredients into pressure cooker.
  • Cook on pressure for 45 minutes with NATURAL RELEASE.
  • Remove 1 cup of the beans and 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Blend until smooth in blender.
  • Strain all of the beans, onions, and garlic into a bowl. Add in the blended beans and stir well. Add more of the cooking liquid to desired consistency and add salt to taste. Discard the rest of the cooking liquid.

Quick-Soak Method:

  • Put the dry (rinsed) beans in the Instant Pot with 1-inch of water, set the Instant Pot to saute, and boil the beans for 10 minutes. Turn off the Instant Pot, and let the beans soak another 1/2 hour to an hour. Drain off the water. Then, follow the instructions on the recipe.

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