Instant Pot Red Beans

Finally break down and buy an instant pot? Now it’s time to put it to the test. Can it make red beans as good as your mama’s? Only time will tell. And it won’t be that much time at that!

Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

 1 ½ cups cups white long grain rice
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1 onion, diced
 1 green bell pepper, diced
 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
 1 can of Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Red Beans
 1 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp dried basil
 ¼ tsp dried sage
 2 sprigs fresh thyme
 2 bay leaves
 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 1 tsp hot sauce, or more, to taste
 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

1

Fill a large saucepan with 3 cups of water and cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

2

Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saut setting. Add olive oil and sausage. Cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside

3

Add garlic, onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2-3 minutes.

4

Stir in sausage, red beans, Cajun seasoning, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, bay leaves and vegetable broth; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

5

Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 30-35 minutes. When finished cooking, release pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s directions, about 20-30 minutes.

6

Serve immediately with rice and hot sauce, garnished with green onions, if desired.

Note:
7

*If the beans are not soft after 30-35 minutes of high pressure cooking and 20-30 minutes of naturally releasing pressure, you can simply re-secure the lid, seal the vent, and cook for an additional 20 minutes at high pressure

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