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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice – a twist on a tradition!

One of my favorite dishes from New Orleans, Louisiana is Red Beans and Rice.

I updated my traditional recipe in the Instant Pot to speed it up, and substituted the traditional andouille sausage. This is a family favorite recipe often passed down generations.

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Let me know what you think of my twist on this tradition.


1 bag red beans

6 cups chicken broth

¼ cup each celery, onion and green pepper

1 bay leaf

Salt/pepper to season

½ tsp Creole/Cajun seasoning of your choice

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp black pepper

Meat of choice (andouille sausage, turkey kielbasa, salt pork, ham hocks, diced ham)

1. Place red beans in a bowl and cover red beans in cool water. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Drain beans after soaking in a colander.

2. Place Instapot on Sauté mode, and sauté the celery, onion, green pepper and meat of choice.

3. Add beans, chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, Creole seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper to the Instapot.

4. Set Instapot to Pressure Cooker mode – 60 minutes on High.

5. Manual release and open lid, stir.

6. Season as needed and serve over rice

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