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pinto beans in white bowl with diced onion and corn bread

Instant Pot Pinto Beans (No Pre-Soaking)

Instant Pot pinto beans are delicious, simple and easy! I will show you how to cook dry pinto beans in the Instant Pot, and there is no pre-soaking required.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pinto beans, pintos, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 196 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 pound dry pinto beans
  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 1 2/3 Tablespoon Better Than Bullion vegetable base
  • salt and pepper to taste (Honestly, mine didn't need any. The BTB flavored them perfectly. Taste them first.)


  1. Rinse off your pinto beans, and drain them using a wire mesh strainer.

  2. Add them to the Instant Pot, along with the water and Better Than Bullion vegetable base.

  3. Close and lock the lid, and cook on manual high pressure for 45 minutes. Note: It will take several minutes to come to pressure.

  4. Allow the pressure to naturally release (Do not use the valve, but let it sit until the pressure indicator pin drops on its own. Mine took about 26 minutes, FYI.)

Recipe Notes

45 minutes is the pressure cook time, but this will take longer than that to cook. The pot takes a little while to come up to pressure, plus about 25 minute to naturally release.

Nutritional info is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Info includes regular vegetable broth, due to the app limitations. Please note a higher sodium content if using Better Than Bullion.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pinto Beans (No Pre-Soaking)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
% Daily Value*
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 789mg23%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.