OMG – My Mealthy MultiPot is doing double duty these days. Seriously, I’m in love with this new appliance because making these pressure cooker beans is the snap!
I call these my miracle beans. Why? Because I pulled DRIED beans out of my pantry and less than 45 minutes later, I had a savory bean side dish that tasted delicious and did not take 24 hours plus to make. Dried beans to cooked beans the same hour!!! It’s a miracle.
Last week, I posted a recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken using my Mealthy MultiPot. It was my first attempt at pressure cooking and it turned out so well that I eagerly jumped into recipe #2, which were these beans.Jump to Recipe
I looked at the Mealthy App on my iPhone to search out recipe ideas For some pressure cooker beans and get some ideas on cooking times. I didn’t have to look far to find a recipe for red beans that I adapted to my own tastes. But more importantly, I discovered the “beans to water” ratio and cooking times.
For this recipe, I used red beans I already had on hand, some chopped onion, a can or RO*TEL tomatoes, garlic and chicken broth. That’s it! And it was ready so fast. It was my side dish to my tofu patty making it a light and filling weeknight meal.
Pressure Cooker Miracle Beans
No need for overnight soaking with the Mealthy MultiPot.
- 3/4 pound dried red beans rinsed and stones removed
- water as needed
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 can RO*TEL tomatoes original variety
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
Add beans to the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Cover with water enough to cover the beans by 1". Add seasoning if desired.
Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to "Sealing." Select the Pressure Cook button and set pressures to high. Cook for a1 minute. Turn steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure. Drain beans and set aside.
Return the inner pot to the cooker and press the "saute" button. Add olive oil, onions and garlic. Stir until fragrant. Add back the beans and the RO*TEL tomatoes. Stir
Add the stock and stir. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select the Pressure Cook button and cook on High Pressure for 15-20 minutes. The longer it cooks, the softer the beans. When done, let pressure release naturally.
Stir and move liquid until it's at your desired consistancy. Serve in a bowl topped with your favorite garnishes or as a side dish to your favorite protein.
RO*TEL comes in mild and hot versions. Pick the one you want depending on how spicy you want it.
I can’t believe how easy it was you it was to make pressure cooker beans. I’ve always been a fan of cooked beans but I’ve never really been a fan of leaving them sit out overnight and heating them up for 3,000,000 minutes just to have beans for a side dish. My Mealthy Multipot makes it super easy.
I know I sound like a walking talking advertisement for the Multipot and in some ways yes I am. But when I’m a fan of something, I’m a fan of something.
This appliance has been a game changer. I may have mentioned it before but I’ll mention it again there is an Mealthy app to download to your smart phone that will give you all kinds of recipes, ideas, cooking times etc.
You can save your own recipes to the apps little cookbook for easy access in the future. And isn’t that convenient? Perfect for pressure cooking newbies like me.