16ozDried Peruvian Beans Also known as Peruano, Canary, or Mayocaba. (I don't soak the beans)
5CupsWaterI'm using an 8 qt Instant Pot. If using a smaller size, fill to max line or reduce amount of beans. Beans will double in size when cooked.
2TbspOilI used Avocado, but any neutral oil will work.
1TbspSaltAdd After beans have been cooked
Rinse beans in a colander and check for any debris or broken beans
Place rinsed beans in the Instant Pot and water and oil. Lock lid on, have Valve on sealing, and Cook on High Pressure for 30-35 minutes. Once timer goes off, allow pressure to release naturally for an additional 20 minutes. Just leave the instant pot alone and allow it to stay on keep warm for 20 minutes. Then open lid, add salt, stir, taste, and add more salt if needed. At this point you can add additional seasoning if you like.
To Freeze beans, allow to cool completely then place in desired portions in a freezer bag with cooking liquid. To thaw place in fridge overnight and heat on stove.
Re-fried Peruvian Beans
Remove desired amount of beans from the pot and leave remaining amount for re-fried beans. Leave enough cooking liquid in the pot to cover the beans.
Then turn the Instant Pot to Saute and allow the beans to reach a low boil. Continue to have the beans simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so they don’t burn on the bottom of the pot. Once the beans have simmered for a couple minutes, turn off the instant pot, and start mashing them with a masher. Keep mashing until you reach your desired consistency.
If you like them extra creamy you can run them through a blender. My kids love eating beans this way. It’s perfect as a bean dip, in a bean and cheese taco, or any recipe that calls for re-fried beans.
The cooking time for dried beans can vary depending on how 'old' the beans are. If they are older, than they will need more time. 30 minutes is a good starting point, and if they are still tough add on 5 more minutes of cooking time afterwards.Add any extra seasoning you like to the beans, this is just a base recipe, but they taste really good with just salt.This is also a good amount of time if you want to cook dried Pinto or Black beans. Follow the same steps and season them after the cooking is completed.