Taco Tuesday. Mexican food. Cheese Enchiladas. Mexican Rice. These are a few of my favorite things! And added to that list are these Instant Pot refried beans! There is just something about a steaming hot plate full of Mexican food. The smells, the flavors…it is SO good!
When I think of making pinto beans, (where refried beans must begin!) I think of the soaking for hours, the rinsing, the cooking for hours on end. It really is so much easier to get your refried beans out of a can, right? But the FLAVOR of home cooked refried beans is out of this world. There really is no comparison.
I used to think there was a big trick to making refried beans, but they really are pretty simple to make. If your refried beans seem too thick, you can add oil or water to make them more smooth. An immersion blender can really help to make a smooth consistency, too.