Add 1 lbs. rinsed dry pinto beans to the liner pot.
Cover with 6 C water
Add in bacon
Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
Quick release. You can natural release some if you want but I’m usually impatient and to to get eating quicker
You can remove the bacon if you like or if you’re lazy like me and have the philosophy that more bacon is always better just leave it. I’ve done both, hubby liked it more when I left it in but I couldn’t tell the difference.
Drain off all but enough liquid to cover the beans with an inch of liquid. I recommend holding the liquid to the side in case you want to add nay back but if you don’t regular water will work fine if you want to thin your beans out.
Stir in seasonings and butter.
Mash with a potato masher (I did this for years) or my new favorite, blend with an immersion blender. I like it to have some bean texture but you can blend smooth if that is your preference.
Taste and add any more seasonings to your personal preferences.
If you want it to be thicker put the pot on sauté and cook the beans while stirring. Keep in mind that as they cook and sit they will also thicken up.
If you want them thinner add back in some of the liquid or some water.