• dry pinto beans • water • onion • bay leaf • salt and pepper
Rinse beans and pick out any stones, pebbles, or non-bean materials.
Add to Instant Pot beans, water, onion, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
Set pressure cooker to "pressure cook" or "manual", high pressure, for 50 minutes. Let pressure release naturally (for 15 minutes.)
Carefully remove bay leaf. Beans can be drained, or you can scoop beans out with a slotted spoon, or enjoy them with the cooking broth. It's delicious!
To use as “refried” beans: Drain beans, reserving liquid. Blend with an immersion blender or a potato masher, adding liquid as needed.