Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Ham

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Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Ham
Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Ham

Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Ham

Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Ham - This Instant Pot pinto beans and ham recipe combines the quick soak pinto bean method with the beauty and versatility of an Instant Pot programmable pressure cooker. An Instant Pot is the latest 3rd generation programmable pressure cooker designed with the objectives of being safe, convenient and dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2 to 6 times using up to 70% less energy. With multiple sensors and a micro-processor,  Instant Pot is an intelligent multi-cooker, capable of completely replacing pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer. Most importantly, Instant Pot cooks meals faster with less energy while preserving more nutrients.

Using this simple pinto bean recipe will ensure that you can have exquisite tasty beans any day of the week without having to soak the beans overnight and simmering them all day long. It allows you to be more spontaneous.

Hot soaking pinto beans
Hot soaking pinto beans
Pinto Beans, Ham & spices
Pinto Beans, Ham & spices
Pressure cook for 60 minutes
Pressure cook for 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 4 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 5 stalks celery chopped
  • medium red onion diced
  • 3 cups diced smoked ham
  • 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

  • Pinto Bean Quick Soak Method
    • In a large pot cover the dry beans with at least 2 inches of water above the beans
    • Bring the beans to a hard boil for 3 minutes
    • Cover the beans and set aside for 2 to 5 hours
    • Drain and rinse the beans
  • Combine all the ingredients in the Instant Pot Smartcooker
  • Pressure cook the pinto beans for 60 minutes
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes before quickly releasing any remaining pressure

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