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Tex-Mex Pinto Beans (Instant Pot recipe)

Recipe By

Buns in My Oven

These Instant Pot pinto beans are soft, buttery perfection. They have all the spicy Tex-Mex flavors I crave and are great with rice or in tacos.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

42 minutes



305 Spicy Pinto Beans 306 Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans


  • 20 ounce package HamBeens® Pinto Beans with Ham

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • 1 onion

  • 1 jalapeño

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 packet taco seasoning

  • 1/2 cup salsa verde

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Rinse and sort through dried beans.

  2. Add beans to the electric pressure cooker. Pour in chicken broth.

  3. Dice the onion, jalapeño, and garlic and add to the pot of beans. Stir in the taco seasoning.

  4. Close the pressure cooker, set to sealed position, and bring to pressure. Cook on high pressure for 42 minutes.

  5. Let pressure release naturally, about 15 minutes.

  6. Drain any excess liquid from the pot and stir in the ham seasoning packet, salsa verde, and cilantro.

  7. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.

  8. Serve over rice, in tacos, or as a side.