Menu Close

Instant Pot Chili Beans Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

These instant pot chili beans are the perfect spicy homemade beans for your next burrito bowl, taco platter, or beans and rice – vegetarian and gluten free. These bold and flavorful beans have a good amount of spice that take these legumes to the next level. These beans make a great side dish or you can add them to tacos or burrito bowls.

instant pot chili beans recipe meal prep pinto beans recipes in the pressure cooker chili and beans recipe
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Herbeevore and our beehives!
I love a good batch of chili beans in the instant pot – you get all the flavor of a bean chili without the hassle of making a full pot. These beans are a great recipe to meal prep and make ahead of a big dinner. I used to buy chili beans at the store, but they are loaded with preservatives and not-very-good-for-you ingredients.  So I opted to make my own. These beans are great to roll up into a breakfast burrito, top some lunch enchiladas, or serve up with yellow rice for dinner.  Quick and versatile, these chili beans go from dried beans to a hearty meal in less than an hour… no soaking required.

These No Soak Instant Pot Chili Beans are:

  • Earthy
  • Spicy (but can be less spicy if desired)
  • Warming
  • Filling
  • High Protein
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • Made without soaking

low sodium pinto beans no salt instant pot low sodium recipes dried beans without salt pressure cooker recipes low sodium beans recipes

Meal Prep Recipes For the Win!

This pressure cooker chili beans recipe is the perfect candidate for healthy homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy healthy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  I also made a list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy peasy.

What’s In These Spicy Instant Pot Chili Beans?

no salt pinto beans recipe low sodium beans recipes instant pot and pressure cooker no salt beans recipe homemade

One of the BEST Pantry Staple Chili Beans Recipes

This chili beans in the instant pot recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

low sodium meal prep recipes with beans healthy no salt pressure cooker recipes low sodium pinto beans recipe in the instant pot no salt dinners breakfasts or lunches

How Do I Make These Pressure Cooker Chili Beans?

1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode, add Olive oil and onions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, and set to Manual/Pressure Cook mode for 45 minutes.
3. Allow the beans to naturally release for 20 minutes or so.
Along with my Instant Pot Black Bean Recipe, these pinto beans are super easy to start in the pressure cooker and walk away from.  The Instant Pot does all the work, and you reap the benefits without constantly stirring or watching a pot boil on the stove.  This “passive cooking” is my kind of meal prep!
low sodium beans recipe no salt pressure cooker recipes in the instant pot pinto beans without salt beans reicpes meal prep and no salt make ahead dinners spicy mexican beans without salt

Canned Beans Versus Homemade

While I love the convenience of canned beans, I also love cooking dry beans from scratch in my Instant Pot.  I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required! While canned beans are super convenient, they are often loaded with sodium.  If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of salt in your dish. Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about a pressure cooker instead! Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.

What Should I Serve These Low Sodium Beans With?

pinto chili beans recipe pressure cooker chili beans with pintos instant pot bean recipes for chili no soak pinto bean recipes pressure cook pinto beans for chili

Get the Same Ingredients for these Chili Beans in the Instant Pot!

As always, if you make this easy chili pinto beans recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

Let’s keep in touch – make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get fresh recipes weekly. And don’t forget to follow over on Pinterest, Instagram , & Twitter– I’d love to connect with you there! 

instant pot chili beans recipe no salt pressure cooker recipes in the instant pot pinto beans without salt beans reicpes meal prep and no salt make ahead dinners spicy mexican beans without salt

Instant Pot Chili Beans

The Herbeevore
These instant pot chili beans are the perfect spicy homemade beans for your next burrito bowl, taco platter, or beans and rice - vegetarian and gluten free. These bold and flavorful beans have a good amount of spice that take these legumes to the next level. These beans make a great side dish or you can add them to tacos or burrito bowls.
No ratings yet
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 154 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode, add olive oil, garlic, and onions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until onions become translucent and begin to shimmer.
  • Add the dried beans, chili powder, cumin, no salt seasoning, vegetable stock, and crushed red pepper flakes. Set to Manual/Pressure Cook mode for 45 minutes.
  • Allow the beans to naturally release for 20 minutes, and then quick release the remainder of the pressure, taking care to keep your hands and face away from the steam vent.
  • Once the flat valve drops, carefully open the lid. Add the lime juice, cilantro, and green onions, and stir well to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 990mgPotassium: 568mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 474IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chili beans in the instant pot, chili beans pressure cooker, chili beans with pintos, chili pinto beans recipe, instant pot beans with chili spice, instant pot chili beans, instant pot chili beans recipe
Did You Make This Recipe?Tag me @theherbeevore in your photo on Instagram and I'll feature you in my stories!
Posted in American, Dairy Free, Detox Recipes, Dinners, Favorites, Gluten Free, Instant Pot Recipes, Lunches, Meal Prep, Mexican, Nut Free, One Pot Recipes, Pantry Recipes, Side Dishes, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.