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Instant Pot red beans and smoked sausage recipe

In this recipe you will learn how to cook red bean with sausage in your instant pot! Easy and quick dinner in about 30 minutes. Warm cajun spices make this pressure cooker dish absolutely amazing.

a bowl of red beans and sausage

I tried this red beans and sausage in my instant pot last weekend. The dish was AMAZING.

No more long soaking the beans and all day cooking, everything is ready in just around 30 minutes! For this recipes i used smoked sausage, it paired with Cajun spices perfectly.

Beside the sausage and beans, i added celery, green pepper and onion to the dish. It added an extra flavor and extra texture.

For kids, i mixed these beans and sausage with cooked white rice, but my husband and i just ate it as is. The dish has a little spice kick so not all kids will find it cool.

a collage of instant pot beans and sausage cooking

How to cook red beans in the instant pot

Usually beans take long time to cook on a stove. It can take the whole day! In the pressure it will take you a little over 30 minutes, 37 to be exact.

I tried to cook red beans for 30 minutes but it was still a bit hard and chewy, so i extended the time by 7 minutes and it was absolutely perfect!

No soaking is required, Just add rinsed beans into your instant pot, add Cajun spices , plenty of water (see recipe) and cook.

a spoonfull of beans and smoked sausage instant pot

a bowl of pressure cooker smoked sausage ans red beans

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Instant Pot red beans and sausage

In this recipe you will learn how to cook red bean with sausage in your instant pot! Easy and quick dinner in about 30 minutes. Warm cajun spices make this pressure cooker dish absolutely amazing.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time37 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 504kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried red beans rinsed
  • 1 lb smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 tbson cajun seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  • Simply add all the prepared ingredients to your instant pot and stir. Close the lid and lock. Set on MANUAL for 37 minutes. Quick release once done
  • Carefully open the lid and plate your dinner. You can use a slotted spoon to leave all the liquid in the pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 1319mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 49.3% | Vitamin C: 14.8% | Calcium: 9.1% | Iron: 39.5%

a photo of creole cajun beans sausage made in instant pot with text overlay

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