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cooked soup beans in pressure cooker pot

Pinto Beans (Instant Pot)

Traditional-style Appalachian pinto soup beans right in the Instant Pot / Pressure cooker!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soak Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 240 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Foodi Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb pinto beans
  • 4 cups water (5 if beans are not soaked)
  • 6 oz salt pork cured

Instructions
 

Pressure Cooked from Soaked Beans

  • Rinse and clean beans, making sure to remove any pebbles.
  • Soak beans for approximately eight hours. Remove and rinse.
    soaking pinto beans in water
  • Add 4 cups of water and ham, and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
    ham and pinto beans before pressure cooker
  • Be sure that your pressure valve is sealed while cooking and natural release for at least 15 minutes.
    cooked pinto beans with salt bacon

Pressure Cooked from Dry

  • Rinse and clean beans, making sure to remove any pebbles.
  • Add water and ham and pressure cook on high for 40 minutes.
  • Be sure that your pressure valve is sealed while cooking and natural release for at least 15 minutes.

Notes

Beans can keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator after cooking. Serve with cornbread or any protein to make a lovely dinner.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 577mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Appalachian, instant cooker, pinto beans, soup beans
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