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PRESSURE COOKER SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best green beans, fresh green beans, green beans, instant pot, pressure cooker, Southern green beans
Servings: 12
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Diane Roark

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of fresh green beans (fresh is better, but you can use frozen green beans)
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 small red onion diced small
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon one teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon teaspoons sugar
  • 8 New potatoes

    washed and cut into bite sizes

Instructions

  • 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 and add them to the cooker.
  • Wash and cut the potatoes in half and place them in the cooker.
  • 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.

Notes

After fresh green beans are cooked you normally get two cups per pound. If a person eats 4 ounces, it should feed 4 people. Therefore, my recipe calls for three pounds of fresh green beans which should feed 12 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 952IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg