The Instant Pot is a bean’s best friend! Cook your red beans super fast with no hands-on attention required (after a quick sauté) and no soaking.
Instant Pot Tips:
Firm smoked sausage will hold its shape during cooking, but softer sausage may not. If you prefer, you can wait to add the cooked sausage back to the pot after the beans have finished cooking.
No soaking is needed if you cook the beans for 40 minutes at high pressure. If you do soak your beans, cut the cook time in half (20 minutes at high pressure).
Always let the pressure release naturally for at least 20 minutes. This should ensure soft beans.
If the beans are not soft after 40 minutes of high pressure cooking and 20 minutes of naturally releasing pressure, then re-secure the lid, seal the vent, and cook for an additional 20 minutes at high pressure.
|1 tbsp. oil|
|1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced|
|1/4 stick of butter|
|2 cups chopped seasoning blend (onions, celery, green bell peppers, parsley flakes)|
|1 clove garlic, chopped|
|1 lb. Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans|
|6 cups water|
|1 bay leaf|
|salt to taste|
|cajun seasoning to taste|
|hot cooked rice|