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Instant Pot Refried Spicy Black Beans

Spicy, flavorful, and totes delicious, these spicy Instant Pot Refried Black Beans can be enjoyed as a main dish or a side dish. You can also use them as a filling or a healthy dip.

Categories Clean Eating, Healthy Eating, Instant Pot, Meal Prep, Side Dish
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Release pressure 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 170 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb dried black beans (about 2 cups), rinsed and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed (optional)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • optional topping: cotija cheese and diced avocado


  1. Heat the Instant Pot on Saute and add oil. Once hot, add minced jalapeño, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground cumin, chipotle chili powder, salt, and stir.

  2. Add freshly squeezed lime juice, dried black beans that have been rinsed, and water, to the Instant Pot, and then stir to combine. Secure the lid, and then heat on Manual at high pressure for 25 minutes. Then allow to release naturally for 20 minutes.

  3. To mash our beans, we can use either an immersion blender for a super smooth texture or a potato masher for chunkier beans (which is what I prefer). Don’t worry that it seems a little too liquid at first — they will thicken as they cool and set.

  4. Then top with a little chopped crumbled cotija cheese and avocado to serve! 

  5. Top with chopped cilantro, jalapeños and cotija cheese before serving!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Refried Spicy Black Beans
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 403mg17%
Potassium 1127mg32%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.