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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 and great for maintaining weight and blood sugar balance, especially with type 2 diabetes.