I hope you like flavorful meals because this Large Family Instant Pot Chorizo and Pinto beans dish is amazing! If you are in the mood to try something new, this is it. You make this amazing dish in the instant pot to save time plus, you won’t lose a drop of that amazing flavor.
What do I need to make the Instant Pot Chorizo and Pinto Beans?
You’ll need your Instant Pot plus 18 ounces of beef Chorizo. You can substitute pork if that’s what you prefer. You will also need olive oil for cooking.
For the produce and seasonings, you will need onion, garlic, and cilantro.
From your pantry, grab:
- 1 (32 ounce) package dry pinto beans
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and chiles
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Finally, you’ll want to have crumbled queso fresco to garnish it when it’s finished. However, leave it off if you want this dish to be dairy-free.
How Do I Make the Instant Pot Chorizo and Pinto Beans?
If you’ve used an instant pot before, you’ll know that this is an easy recipe to make. The Instant pot does most of the work so don’t let the steps fool you into thinking it’s a hard one to make. Here is the gist of it, but be sure to check the recipe card to have all the details.
Saute the chorizo in olive oil in the Instant Pot until chunks begin to form, about 8 minutes.
Add onion and cook until soft, then add about 1 cup of the chicken stock and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove any stuck-on bits.
Finally, add the garlic, beans, diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes and chiles, remaining chicken stock, and bay leaves. Cover and seal and cook for 45 minutes.
Use a manual release and garnish with crumbled queso fresco and cilantro. That’s it! You’re sure to impress your whole family with these flavors.
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Here are more large family meals to make!
- Low Carb Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole
- Teriyaki Chicken Casserole
- Easy Homemade Family Chili Recipe
- Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
- Low Carb Bacon Chicken Stew
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Large Family Instant Pot Chorizo and Pinto BeansPrint
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (9 ounce) packages beef chorizo
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (32 ounce) package dry pinto beans
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and chiles
6 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Crumbled queso fresco, to garnish (leave it off for dairy-free option)
Chopped fresh cilantro, to garnish
Set the electric pressure cooker to “saute” until “hot.” Add the olive oil.
In the electric pressure cooker, add the chorizo and cook until chunks begin to form, about 8 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion has softened.
Add about 1 cup of the chicken stock and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove any stuck on bits.
Then, add the garlic, beans, diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes and chiles, remaining chicken stock, and bay leaves.
Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker to “pressure cook” or “manual” for 45 minutes. When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release manually. Carefully remove the lid.
Garnish with crumbled queso fresco and cilantro. Leave off the queso fresco for dairy-free option.
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