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Better Than a Restaurant Instant Pot Refried Beans

Better Than a Restaurant Instant Pot Refried Beans
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6 Cups 1 Bag Dry Pinto Beans

12 Cups Chicken Broth *see note

2 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

1 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

1 1/2 Teaspoons Onion Powder

2 Teaspoons Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Salt

Cotija Cheese


Salsa or tomatoes


Sliced Limes


Dump the beans in a large bowl and cover completely with water. Allow to soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse the beans. Dump the beans into the instant pot. Add the chicken broth and water and put the lid on with the valve on seal. Turn the instant pot on to high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow a natural release for 10 minutes and then quick release. Drain all of the liquid off of the beans reserving 2 cups of the liquid. Add 1 cup of the liquid back in the pot along with all seasonings and using a potato masher, smash the beans. Add more liquid as needed from the second reserved cup. Serve with toppings if desired.