Instant Pot Charro Beans Recipe

These Instant Pot Charro Beans are so crazy good, you’ll be making them all throughout the summer months! The good news? They can be a side dish or stand as their own!

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Guys, I love charro beans. Not only are they super simple to make, but when you cook them in your Instant Pot, they literally become even more of a breeze.

The Best Instant Pot Charro Beans

I grew up eating this dish. Charro beans can technically be a side dish for Mexican food, but it’s also strong enough to stand on its own as well. (If you ask me, there’s no wrong way to eat Charro beans)

It’s one of those foods that if my spoon could turn into a little shovel….well, you get the idea. I’d literally eat them all day long.

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What’s the difference between charro beans and refried beans?

So much, y’all! Refried beans are good, but tend to lack in the spices and flavors that charro beans offer. I like to make mine a bit spicy (as you’ll see from the recipe below), plus you can’t forget to add in a bit of bacon as well…Seriously, your taste buds are going to be on fire (in a good way) once you make these Instant Pot Charro Beans.

Why are they called charro beans?

Good question. These delicious beans are named after the Mexican cowboy horsemen, also known as charros. Some people alter this recipe up a bit by adding in chorizo or pork as well. To each their own, right?

Now that you know a bit about what makes these beans rock, it’s time to get down and peel back the layers to this easy charro beans recipe!

Easy Instant Pot Charro Beans

Ingredients needed to make homemade charro beans:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons D’Arbol Chili Spice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 jalapeno’s; diced and de-seeded
  • 1 serrano; diced and de-seeded
  • 1 lb bag pinto beans; washed
  • 6 strips of bacon; diced (or more if you want!)
  • 1 white onion; diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro; chopped with stems
  • water to fillbest charro beans

How to make Instant Pot Charro Beans:

Start by washing your pinto beans. Once they are clean, add them into the Instant Pot. Then, you’re going to want to add in your jalapeno, serrano, bacon, and onion. On top of all those ingredients, add in your beef broth. Then, take your water and fill to the max line.

Next, stir in your cilantro and add in paprika, the D’arbol chili spice, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Use your muscles and stir it all up.
Once stirred, take and place your lid on your Instant Pot and put the valve in the seal position. Set on high pressure for 1 hour and 20 minutes of time. (You’re cooking for this length of time so you don’t have to soak your beans the night before)
Once the Instant Pot stops counting, do your quick release pressure.
Move forward in opening the Instant Pot and give it a good stir. Mix it all up because that broth and beans combined to make a killer flavor and taste!
Charro Beans

Instant Pot Charro Beans

Quick and easy Instant Pot Charro Beans! This is one comforting way to serve up a dish. Pair with some cornbread or bread and butter and dive in. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons D'Arbol Chili Spice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 jalapeno's; diced and de-seeded
  • 1 serrano; diced and de-seeded
  • 1 lb bag pinto beans; washed
  • 6 strips of bacon; diced (or more if you want!)
  • 1 white onion; diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro; chopped with stems
  • water to fill

Instructions
 

  • Start by washing your pinto beans. Once they are clean, add them into the Instant Pot. Then, you're going to want to add in your jalapeno, serrano, bacon, and onion. 
  • On top of all those ingredients, add in your beef broth. Then, take your water and fill to the max line. Next, stir in your cilantro and add in paprika, the D'arbol chili spice, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper. 
  • Use your muscles and stir it all up. Once stirred, take and place your lid on your Instant Pot and put the valve in the seal position. Set on high pressure for 1 hour and 20 minutes of time. (You're cooking for this length of time so you don't have to soak your beans the night before) 
  • Once the Instant Pot stops counting, do your quick release pressure. Move forward in opening the Instant Pot and give it a good stir. 
  • Mix it all up because that broth and beans combined make a killer flavor and taste! 
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See how simple this bean recipe is? All you have to do is get ready to cook and eat!

Have you ever made Instant Pot Charro Beans before?

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