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Instant Pot Refried Beans - Casa M Spice Co

Instant Pot Refried Beans

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— Mike Hernandez


For the Beans:
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, large, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds dry pinto beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 2 Tablespoons Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction®
  • 12 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
  • Mexican cheese, shredded for garnish


  • 1.

    In the Instant Pot, set to sauté mode.

  • 2.

    Add the oil. When hot, add the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Stir constantly for 5 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add the beans, and Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction® and cumin. Stir well.

  • 4.

    Add the water and stir.

  • 5.

    Cover the Instant Pot and set on High Pressure. Cook for 40 minutes.

  • 6.

    Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes. Then open the release valve and vent manually.

  • 7.

    Keep 2 cups of the bean’s liquid in a cup. Drain the rest of the liquid and return the beans back to the pot.

  • 8.

    Using an immersion blender, blend the beans to your desired consistency adding some of the reserved liquid as you go.

  • 9.

    Adjust seasoning with additional Chain Reaction®, black pepper, and cumin as desired.

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