Smoky Pinto Beans Cooked in the Instant Pot


Ever since my 7 in 1 Duo Instant Pot arrived, I have really enjoyed more gaming, watching Tv and working at my desk.  Cooking with the Instant Pot can barely be called ‘cooking’.  All I have to do is fill the pot with whatever I’m in the mood to eat, put on the lid, push a button and go back to what I was doing.  I don’t have to return to the electric cooker when it’s finished cooking because it automatically goes into a Keep Warm mode afterwards.

Some would argue popping a dish in the microwave, closing the door and pushing a button is not cooking. So am I really cooking when I use my electric pressure cooker slash slow cooker slash yogurt maker?

WATCH THIS VIDEO to see how I pressure cooked Smoky Pintos in my new Instant Pot.


2 1/2 cups dry pinto beans, washed and drained
3 teaspoons New Mexico chili powder
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons Pecan liquid smoke
Cover beans with two inches of water.