Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Black Beans In A Pressure Cooker

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From FOOD 911 with Tyler Florence.

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15 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker


4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
ham hock (about 1 pound)
1 medium
onion, diced
garlic cloves, minced
bay leaf
6 c
dried black beans, picked over and rinsed (about 1 pound)
6 c
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1In a 6-quart pressure cooker over medium-high heat, pour in 3 tablespoons oil.
2Add the ham hock and onions and cook until the onions are wilted and the ham hock is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
3Throw in the garlic and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute more.
4Add the beans and give a good stir.
5Pour in the water; add the remaining tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of salt, and a couple of grindings of pepper.
6Following the manufacturer's instructions, cover, lock the lid, and bring to high pressure. Lower heat to maintain pressure and start timing. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
7Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
8Release the steam, again following the manufacturer's directions. If the beans are underdone, simmer them with the lid off until tender.
9Remove bay leaf and discard.
10Pick meat from ham hock and add to beans; discard the bone.
11Taste and adjust seasoning.
12Cook's note:
The oil prevents the beans from foaming and clogging the steam vent of the pressure cooker.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American