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Refried Beans, served in a bowl with pressure cooker nearby
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/2 cup

Refried Beans (Pressure Cooker)

Recipe Type

Use refried beans in foods like burritos and dips!



  • 16 ounces pinto beans, dry
  • 1½ cups onion, diced
  • 7 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 ounces can green chilies, undrained
  • 1½ teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce


Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and stir until combined. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes, then release the remaining pressure. Remove lid and turn off cooker. Stir mixture and then drain, reserving some liquid for blending. Blend beans, adding liquid as needed to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Dietary and Nutrition


Beans are naturally low in fat and contain no saturated fat(s), trans fats or cholesterol. Studies show a diet that includes beans may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Now You're Cookin': Beans! (FN1485, Reviewed August 2021)

If you’re looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, look no further. Consider adding more beans to your menu. They’re convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed March 2024)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.