Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans are easy to make from dry beans. They have lots of flavor!
Add everything except the salt to the pot in order. Do not stir, but do push the beans gently into the liquid.
Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 50 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 15 minutes (15 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining steam/pressure.
When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid and stir the beans. Remove and discard the bay leaves.
Add the salt, if using. Stir. Taste and adjust if needed.
Serve as is or with toppings such as sour cream, cilantro, diced onion, avocado, etc.