Instant Pot Beans


I used a mix of pinto, kidney and cannellini beans for this. I have also made it with all pinto beans and half pinto / half cannellini.


  • 2.5oz (75gr) smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups (14oz, 400gr) mixed pinto, cannellini and / or kidney beans, picked over
  • 5 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dry mustard


  • Put oil, bacon, onion, garlic in the Instant Pot. 
  • Set it to Sauté for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Onions should be tender and bacon cooked.
  • Add broth and stir well to scrape up any cooked-on bits.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir, put the lid on, and set the Instant Pot to Pressure, (high pressure) for 47 minutes.
  • Let release naturally.


I buy chopped bacon – as that is the only way I can buy it here. It comes in 75gr packets thus the odd amount. 3oz (90gr) may be easier.
Personally, I would not do all kidney beans…. but all pinto beans was great.

Keywords: instant pot, beans, pinto beans

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