The best Homemade Refried Beans, customized to your taste!
Add all ingredients to Instant Pot. Seal and set to High Pressure, 20 minutes. Allow to go to Keep Warm Function for 10 minutes then release pressure in small spurts, stopping and letting the pot sit for 30 seconds if anything other than pure steam comes out. (If timing isn’t an issue, the pressure may be released naturally for longer or until the pot is completely depressurized.)
Remove sprigs of Epazote and discard. Remove onion and slice off the hard stem end, then return to the pot. If desired, bring to a simmer, taste and adjust seasonings.
Drain the liquid from the beans, reserving it. Mash in pot as desired, adding liquid as needed, until desired texture and thickness is reached. Do not discard the remainder of the cooking liquid yet, as beans will thicken as they sit and may need additional thinning.
Alternatively, remove the beans from the pot to a blender or food processor and pulse, adding liquid as needed to achieve desired texture.
Keywords: Instant Pot, Refried Beans, Dried Beans, Pinto Beans