Jan 242020
 

Instant Pot White Beans with Smoked Sausage
(I moved the sausage out of the way so you could see everything else better)

2 tsp olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage cut into 1/2 inch disks, pork or turkey
1 small onion finely chopped
2 carrots diced
2 celery stalks diced
4 cups chicken broth (low-sodium), warmed
1 lb dried small white beans rinsed and picked over, like navy beans
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme OR 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
When oil gets hot, brown the cut sausage on both sides. Transfer browned meat to a shallow dish and cover loosely with foil.
Add onion, carrots and celery to the pot and saute until onion is soft, 3-4 minutes.
Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
Put the sausage back into the pot, add sorted and rinsed beans and stir to combine.
Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/-keys and program the Instant Pot for 60 minutes.
When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
Serve hot, alongside fresh cornbread (optional).

Thoughts
This was quick and easy meal to make. I left the celery out because I didn’t have any and I used Cajun seasoning because I love it and anyway I didn’t have any fresh thyme.

My son doesn’t like his food very spicy so I thought using 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning might be a little too much for him but decided to give it a try. When I asked him if he liked it he said it was a bit spicy but really good.

My favorite thing about making this recipe in the Instant Pot was that I didn’t have to boil the beans and let them sit for an hour or so. Just pick, rinse, and add to the IP. So easy! So good!

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  20 Responses to “Instant Pot White Beans with Smoked Sausage”

  1. This looks like a perfect dinner on the snowy weekend in my area. I haven’t tried beans in the IP yet but its good to know how simple it is. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The Instant Pot is a game changer. What a great hearty dinner.

    • My mom used her pressure cooker a lot when I was growing up and never had any issues with it, but when I grew up I heard so many scary stories about them that I never got one. Now I wish I had, I love how quick and easy it is.

  3. The Instant Pot has changed the way a lot of people cook. I have lots of time so I’m still doing it the old way.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. This is a winner, I will show it to Doug. He is the IP expert here. I am still using the slow cooker but he likes the IIP. I like your meal!

    • I still use my slow cooker (s) too, but I like how fast the IP is. Some nights we need something in a hurry. This was good but if you’re not a fan of spicy I’d suggest cutting back on the Cajun seasoning a little.

  5. Looks great, we are probably going to have something like this next weekend.

  6. I met looks instead of lots but auto correct has its own ideas. 🙂

  7. I’ve heard lots of people raving about their Instant Pot but I haven’t tried anything cooked in it yet. This looks like delicious food!

  8. Looks delicious! I saw that you were going to link it to Souper Sundays (thank you for sharing!) but didn’t see it so I added it on the link up before it closed today. 😉

  9. I do not have an Instant Pot but I am always fascinated by how it cooks so quickly. Not having to soak beans would definitely be a plus. I love beans. My fam does not though. Weirdos.

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