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Instant Pot Tomato Pinto Beans

My dear friend and cooking mentor calls the instant pot her “magic-pot”, it is so true how magically it cooks dried beans to perfection! 

Add ripe, fresh pureed tomatoes, onion, garlic and a poblano to the pot, and you seriously create something magical from patch and pantry to plate in under an hour.  The beans somewhat remind me of canned style baked beans in a tomato sauce but better; this is “the best” homemade version I have ever created or eaten.  


Pinto Beans are an excellent source of plant protein and nutrient-dense with vitamins, minerals, fibre & antioxidants.  Eating pinto beans can help lower cholesterol; they are low GI, they are also great for maintaining weight and blood sugar balance, especially with type 2 diabetes.