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Instant Pot Vegan Refried Beans

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour Minimum
  • Yield: 11 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


Fresh beans in less than an hour?  These Vegan Refried Beans are made completely from scratch using dried Pinto Beans and an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker....


Units Scale
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 lb (16oz) dried pinto beans
  • Water to cover beans (about 1 inch)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Roughly chop onion and add to IP along with jalapeno & garlic
  2. Rinse beans thoroughly and add to IP
  3. Add enough water to completely cover beans by about 1 inch
  4. Stir in cumin
  5. Attach lid, set to SEALING, and use MANUAL mode for 45 minutes
  6. When finished, allow the IP to vent naturally and carefully remove lid
  7. Remove the majority of liquid by ladling it out into another container.  Then mash beans to a creamy consistency using a potato masher, fork, or immersion blender.
  8. Beans will be slightly runny, but will firm up when cooled.  If additional liquid is needed use the leftover bean liquid 1 Tbs at a time.
  9. Season to taste


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Keywords: instant pot, vegan, refried beans