Fresh green beans are plentiful during the summer. Since I am a Southern cook, I love Southern Green Beans, but they take at least an hour to prepare and simmer until extremely flavorful. I believe these pressure cooker green beans are even more delicious and so fast to cook.
- 3 pounds of fresh green beans, (fresh is better, but you can use frozen green beans)
- 10 New potatoes, washed and cut into bite sizes (or small golden potatoes)
- Eight pieces bacon
- One small red onion, diced small
- One tablespoon minced garlic
- two cups chicken broth
- 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
- one teaspoon black pepper
- Two teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- Cut eight slices of raw bacon into 2-inch pieces. Kitchen Sheers work great for this.
- With the pressure cooker set to browning mode, fry the bacon until hard.
- Add the garlic and onions in the pressure cooker.
- Saute the garlic and chopped onions until the onions are tender
- Add the chicken broth.
- Add seasoned salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and sugar
- Snap the ends off the beans and cut or snap them into 2-3 inch pieces.
- Rinse them well
- Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. If you like your green beans soft, cook 5 minutes.
- You can do a manual release or let the pressure release on its own. It’s up to you.
- When doing a manual release, place a towel over the release button. The hot steam and splatters will go into the towel.