These Instant Pot Refried Beans are way better than than canned. Ready from dry beans in just over an hour! These have lots of flavor!
Rinse, drain, and sort the beans. Put them in the inner liner of the Instant Pot.
Add the broth/water.
Press the Sauté button on the IP to start warming up the broth or water. This helps the IP come to pressure quicker.
Add the chopped onion, fat/oil, jalapeño, garlic, spices, and bay leaf and stir.
Press the Cancel/Keep Warm button to cancel the sauté mode. Put the lid on the IP and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, and then the + or - button or dial to select 45 minutes (High Pressure). The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.
When cooking cycle ends, let the pot sit and naturally release the pressure for about 15-25 minutes, or longer if you want.
Manually release the remaining pressure/steam by turning the steam release knob to Venting, and when the pin in the lid drops, carefully open the lid.
Use an immersion blender (or food processor) to blend up the beans (Careful doing this with hot beans). Or use a potato masher if you like more texture. It thickens up as it cools.
Garnish with avocado, or Cotija cheese, pepitas, tomatoes, cilantro, or anything you like!