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Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe (Vegan, Oil Free, No Soak)

These Instant Pot Refried Beans without oil are a flavorful and easy vegan recipe with pantry staple dried beans, no soaking required. 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.
 
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We are all about easy flavorful recipes on our homestead- and these simple instant pot refried beans are a fantastic way to get some major flavor onto your plate without the oil. I use my Instant Pot weekly for meal prepping and cooking ahead, but the Instant Pot really shines for beans!  I can have a delicious pot of beans ready in under an hour, no soaking required.

These No Soak Instant Pot Refried Beans are:

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

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Homemade Refried Beans are Best From Scratch!

I used to buy canned beans all the time because I loved the convenience of just opening a can and having them pre-cooked for me.  The downside was really the sodium content.  Canned beans are loaded with salt and sodium as a preservative.  You can buy no salt added refried beans, but I found that making your own beans from scratch tastes way better. You can cook beans in the Instant Pot or Pressure cooker with spices and vegetables to get that flavor in the beans from the start. I made a list of our favorite low sodium recipes here on The Herbeevore for some inspiration – but make sure you check the sodium content of all your ingredients as well.  Most of these recipes enjoy on a weekly basis without the salt!
 

What’s In These Instant Pot Refried Beans with No Oil?

  • Onion, Jalapeno, Cilantro – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

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One of the BEST Pantry Beans Recipes

This oil free refried beans 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!

How Do I Make These Vegan Pressure Cooker Refried 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!
 
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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.

More Healthy Instant Pot Beans Recipes You’ll Love!

Instant Pot Chili Beans Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Pressure Cooker Oil Free Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Oil Free Lentil Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Vegetarian Cowboy Beans Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegetarian Instant Pot Succotash Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients for this No Oil Refried Beans Recipe!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make these oil free refried beans in the instant pot 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!

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Instant Pot Refried Beans (Vegan, No Oil)

The Herbeevore
These Instant Pot Refried Beans without oil are a flavorful and easy vegan recipe with pantry staple dried beans, no soaking required. 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.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 89 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Seal lid, and cook on Pressure Cook or manual mode for 45 minutes, allow beans to naturally release.
  • Carefully open the Instant Pot lid, and discard the bay leaves.
  • Set aside 2 cups of the bean cooking water and drain the rest. Add the bean liquid back to the pinto beans, and blend with an immersion blender.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

*Notes: I used Well Plated's method for pressure cooker refried beans as the inspiration for this recipe, but significantly changed the spices, removed the oil, and made it vegan.

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
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