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Oil Free Refried Beans

Instant Pot and Stove Top Directions
Author Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

Instant Pot Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans 185g, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 cup water 235ml
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Stove Top Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans 185g, soaked in water overnight
  • 5 cups water 1.2 liters / to cook the beans in
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of water 60ml / to add to the beans when blending

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions

  1. Pour your soaked beans into a strainer and rinse them thoroughly. Tap the strainer against the sink, allowing as much liquid to drain out of the strainer as possible.
  2. Add the beans, fresh water, garlic powder and onion powder to the Instant Pot and stir. Lock the lid into place and set the timer for 20 minutes, using the manual setting.
  3. When the timer goes off, use the natural release method until all of the pressure is out of the Instant Pot. Take off the lid, add the salt and allow the beans to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the beans and the remaining liquid to your food processor and process until totally smooth.

Stove Top Directions

  1. Pour your soaked beans into a strainer and rinse them thoroughly. Tap the strainer against the sink, allowing as much liquid to drain out of the strainer as possible.
  2. Add the drained beans, fresh water, garlic powder and onion powder to a large pot and stir. Bring the beans to a boil, turn down the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid at an angle.
  3. Simmer for about 70 minutes, until the beans are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir them occasionally so the beans don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. The key here is to simmer them on very low heat for over an hour. This will cook them slowly without the water evaporating too fast.
  4. When the beans are soft and there is very little liquid left in the pot, add the salt and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to your food processor, along with 1/4 cup of water and process until super smooth.