Pressure Cooker Red Beans

Let the pressure cooker take the pressure off of you! Everyone’s favorite dish can now be made in no time.

Ingredients

 12 tbsp oil
 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced, or 1 lb pickled ham hock
 0.75 cup chopped celery
 0.75 cup chopped onion
 0.50 cup chopped green bell pepper
 13 cloves garlic, chopped
 1 lb Blue Runner Premium Dry Red Beans
 6 cups water or stock of choice, such as vegetable
 1 tbsp chopped parsley
 1 bay leaf
 Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

Rinse and sort beans.

2

Turn pressure cooker to saute and add half the oil. Add sausage or ham and saute until browned, approximately five minutes, and remove.

3

Add additional oil and cook onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic until onions are soft and translucent. 

4

Add meat back to the pot, along with the beans, water or stock, parsley, salt and pepper, and bay leaf and stir.

5

Switch pressure cooker to manual setting and close/lock lid in place. Set the manual timer for 40 minutes. 

6

When the pressure cooker is finished, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 20 minutes before turning the valve to release the rest of the pressure.

7

Remove lid and stir. You may also use the back of a spoon to mash some beans for a thicker consistency. Add salt and pepper if needed, and serve over rice.

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