Bacon-Simmered Pinto Beans

8
Servings
8h
Prep Time
3h
Cook Time
11h
Ready In

Recipe: #31970

May 11, 2019



"“Recipe by the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen. Bon Appetit May 2011. This dish can be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon. A final flourish of sharp Cotija cheese, cilantro, and pickled onions adds color and texture. Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/05/bacon-simmered-pinto-beans#ixzz1cBalhOe9” I have adapted the recipe for Instant Pot, and have included those instructions below the original."

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (137.4 g)
  • Calories 103.1
  • Total Fat - 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.7 mg
  • Sodium - 158.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Calcium - 104.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 38.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place beans in a large pot. Add enough water to cover by 4". Let soak overnight. Drain beans.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoons oil in same large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon to pot and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from pot. Add onion, garlic, and 1 minced jalapeño and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add drained beans to pot. Pour in enough water to cover beans by 2" (about 8 cups). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more water by 1/2-cupfuls if dry, until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Stir in remaining jalapeño and reserved bacon. Season to taste with salt.

Step 4

Step 5

DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Let cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm before serving, adding additional water as needed if dry.

Step 6

Transfer beans to a large bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro and serve with pickled onions.

Step 7

Step 8

INSTANTPOT:

Step 9

Place beans in a large pot. Add enough water to cover by 4". Let soak overnight. Drain beans.

Step 10

Heat 1 tablespoons oil in the Instant Pot insert by selecting saute. Add bacon to pot and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from pot. Add onion, garlic, and 1 minced jalapeño and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 10 minutes.

Step 11

Add drained beans to the Instant Pot insert. Pour in about 4-5 cups of water. Give it a stir to combine ingredients. Lock the lid and seal the vent. Select MANUAL (make sure it is set for high) and cook for 25 minutes.

Step 12

After 25 minutes of pressure cooking use the natural release method.

Step 13

Only after the natural release is completely finished, remove lid. Stir in remaining jalapeño and reserved bacon. Season to taste with salt and garnish.

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