navy beans & sausage (pressure cooker)

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By Lee Thayer
from Nahkon Si Thammarat

I created this recipe from a slow cooker recipe and it turned out great. I used my 9 liter (9½ quart) stove top pressure cooker with a pressure of 80 kPa (12 psi), so this will work equally well with electric pressure cookers. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.

serves 6 servings
prep time 6 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For navy beans & sausage (pressure cooker)

  • 500 g
    dry navy beans, (1 lb)
  • 500 g
    smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices, (1 lb)
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, drained, (565 g / 20 oz)

How To Make navy beans & sausage (pressure cooker)

  • 1
    Rinse dry beans and place in a large bowl, add water to cover by about 2 inches. Let sit at least 6 hours or even overnight.
  • 2
    When ready to cook, drain and rinse the beans, place in your slow cooker. Add 2 quarts of water. Add the sausage, salt, pepper, onion, parsley, cayenne pepper, and cooking oil - to prevent foaming. Stir to mix.
  • 3
    Add the lid to the pressure cooker and lock, add the weight to the lid. Place on high heat until the weight starts to spin and vent pressure. Reduce heat to low or medium low to maintain the weight moving. Set your timer for 8 minutes.
  • 4
    When 8 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and carefully move the pressure cooker to an unused burner. Allow the pressure to release naturally, meaning just let cooker sit until you have indications of zero pressure inside.
  • 5
    When you have zero pressure in the cooker, carefully remove the weight from the lid then remove the lid. (If you are using old beans, check beans for softness, if still hard, simply put the lid and weight back on the pot and repeat the steps to pressure cook for another 8 minutes - I had to do this with the beans I was using. I probably should have donated the beans to the Smithsonian as fossils.)
  • 6
    Scoop out about half of the liquid using a ladle. Add the bell pepper and drained tomatoes. Mix together.
  • 7
    Place the cooker on medium low to medium heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, to blend the flavors and reduce the liquid to your liking, stirring occasionally.
  • 8
    Serve as is or over hot cooked rice, enjoy.

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