Caribbean Pinto Beans (Instant Pot)

by Maddie
Caribbean Pinto Beansw with White Rice in a Metal Small Pot.

Spice up your meals with this delicious Caribbean Pinto Beans recipe, cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot. Experience a whole new level of flavor, texture, and smell!

 

Why I Love It

This Is one of my grandmother’s classic recipes. Of all my family’s bean recipes, this is my favorite. It perfectly balances saltiness/sweetness/bitterness/sourness and the ideal creamy texture. This recipe can be found in my grandmother’s Limited-Edition Cookbook “La Cocina de Rossette”.

When I started my journey living abroad, I found myself craving this recipe. Each time I make this recipe, it takes me back home. Try it and let me know your thoughts in the comment below.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

What Are The Ingredients

  • Red beans
  • Yellow onion
  • Cubanelle Pepper
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Celery Stick
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Tomato paste.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Ground Oregano
  • Coriander
  • Water
  • Milk

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    Caribbean Pinto Beansw with White Rice in a Metal Small Pot.

    Caribbean Pinto Beans (Instant Pot)


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    • Author: Maddie
    • Total Time: 1 hour
    • Yield: 4 1x
    • Diet: Vegetarian

    Description

    Spice up your meals with this delicious Caribbean Pinto Beans recipe, cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot. Experience a whole new level of flavor, texture and smell!


    Ingredients

    Units Scale
    • 1/2 pound of pinto beans (8 ounces | 1 cup), soaked overnight
    • 1/2 yellow onion, cut in half
    • 1/2 cubanelle Pepper, cut in half
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in half
    • 1/2 celery stick, cut in half
    • 2 garlic cloves, cut in half
    • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 3 coriander springs (cilantro)
    • 3 cups of water
    • 1/4 cup of whole milk

    Instructions

    1. Prepare the Beans: Soak the beans in water the night before. The next day, rinse and add to Instant Pot.
    2. Pressure Cook: Add the onion, the cubanelle pepper, the red bell pepper, the celery stick, garlic cloves, tomato paste, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, and cilantro to Instant Pot. Add water, and close the lid. Select the Bean/Chili option on the Instant Pot Menu and wait for it to finish cooking (30 minutes approx.)
    3. Food Processor: When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let the pressure off before opening. Add the peppers, onions, celery, and cilantro to a Food Processor with 1/4 cup of whole milk. Blend well until you have a creamy texture. Add the mixture back to the Instant Pot and mix well. This will give the beans a creamier texture and more flavor.
    4. Finish: If the beans are still too watery for your taste, press Saute button on the Instant Pot ad cook for a couple of minutes until it reduces to your preferred consistency.
    5. Serve: Great side dishes wot combines with this recipe is White Rice. Add a couple f Acovado slices and Freid Sweet Plantin, and you’ll have magic on your plate.
    6. Enjoy!
    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Cook Time: 30 minutes
    • Category: Side Dish
    • Method: Instant Pot
    • Cuisine: Dominican

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 128
    • Sugar: 4.8
    • Sodium: 748.6
    • Fat: 0.6
    • Saturated Fat: 0.3
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0
    • Trans Fat: 0
    • Carbohydrates: 42.80
    • Fiber: 2.2
    • Protein: 12.6
    • Cholesterol: 1.5

    Caribbean Pinto Beans Recipe Ingredients. Red Bell Pepper, Cubanelle Pepper, Onion, Garlic, Tomato Paste, Cilantro, Spices

    How to Make It

    1. Prepare the Beans: Soak the beans in water the night before. The next day, rinse and add to Instapot.
    2. Pressure Cook: Add the onion, the cubanelle pepper, the red bell pepper, the celery stick, garlic cloves, tomato paste, salt/pepper/sugar, oregano, and cilantro (or coriander). Cover in water, put the lid on, and close. Select Bean/Chili on Instapot and wait for it to finish cooking (30 minutes).
    3. Food Processor: When Instant Pot cooking time is done, let the pressure off before opening. From the Instapot, please take out the peppers, onions, celery, and cilantro and add it to a food processor with ¼ of the bean liquid (or ¼ cup of milk). Blend well until you have a creamy texture. When done, add the mixture back to the Instapot and mix well. This will give the beans a creamier texture and more flavor.
    4. Texture: If the beans are still too watery, press on Sauté mode on Instapot and cook for a couple of minutes until reduced to your preferred consistency.
    5. Serve: Great Side Dishes to combine with this recipe is Sweet Plantain and/or Avocado Slices
    6.  Enjoy!
    Pinto Beans over Colander, draining
    Pinto Beans inside Instant Pot
    Pinto Beans Submerged in Water in Instant Pot
    Cooked Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Cubanelle Pepper, cilantro and Milk in Food Processor.
    Cooked Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Cubanelle Pepper, cilantro and Milk blended in Food Processor.
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    Caribbean Pinto Beansw with White Rice in a Metal Small Pot.

    Caribbean Pinto Beans


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    • Author: Maddie
    • Total Time: 1 hour
    • Yield: 4 1x
    • Diet: Vegetarian

    Description

    Spice up your meals with this delicious Caribbean Pinto Beans recipe, cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot. Experience a whole new level of flavor, texture, and smell. 


    Ingredients

    Units Scale
    • 1/2 pound of pinto beans, soaked overnight (8 ounces / 1 cup)
    • 1/2 yellow onion, cut in half
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in half
    • 1/2 celery stick, cut in half
    • 2 garlic cloves, cut in half
    • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 3 coriander springs (cilantro)
    • 3 cups of water
    • 1/4 cup of milk

    Instructions

    1. Prepare de Beans: Soak the beans in water the night before. The next day, rinse and add to Instant Pot.
    2. Cook the Beans: Add the onion, the cubanelle pepper, the red bell pepper, the celery stick, garlic cloves, tomato paste, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, waste, and cilantro to Instant Pot. Close de lid and select “Bean/Chili” option and wait for it to finish cooking (about 30 minutes).
    3. Add Flavor: When the Instant pot finishes cooking, let the pressure off before opening the lid. Take out the peppers, onions, celery, and cilantro and add them to a food processor with 1/4 of the whole milk. Blend well until you have a creamy texture. When done blending, add the mixture to the instant pot and mix until well combined. This will give the beans a creamier texture and more flavor. 
    4. Build Consistency: If you want the beans to have a thicker consistency, press Saute mode on Instant Pot and cook for a few minutes until reduced to your preferred consistency. 
    5. Serve: You can serve these Caribbean pinto beans with white rice, sweet plantain, and avocado slices. 
    6. Enjoy!
    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Cook Time: 30 minutes
    • Category: Side Dish
    • Method: Instant Pot
    • Cuisine: Dominican

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 128
    • Sugar: 4.8
    • Sodium: 748.6
    • Fat: 0.6
    • Saturated Fat: 0.3
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0
    • Trans Fat: 0
    • Carbohydrates: 42.80
    • Fiber: 2.2
    • Protein: 12.6
    • Cholesterol: 1.5

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