Pressure Cooker Green Beans – Southern Style

Pressure Cooker Green Beans – Southern Style

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but here it goes. Green beans are a vegetable that I prefer canned rather than fresh. I’m not sure what happens when they’re canned, but I absolutely love the texture. My guess is because I love them cooked “to death” in a very porky broth! There’s a time and place for al dente hericot vert (that french for barely cooked green beans), but these pressure cooker green beans are not that at all. These remind me of Sunday dinner at mom’s house.

 

Green beans with potatoes and bacon in yellow bowl.

 

The Process

Sliced raw bacon cut into 1-inch pieces.

Using sauté setting – add bacon to pot…

 

Bacon pieces browning in Instant Pot.

…and cook until almost crispy. Might take almost 10 minutes, but don’t rush this. You want to render out all of the fat!

 

Bacon pieces browning in Instant Pot topped with diced onions.

Add onions to pot and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent.

 

Bacon pieces, onions, and vinegar in Instant Pot.

Then add vinegar and scrape up all the fond (brown bits) from the bottom of the pot.

 

Cut green beans in Instant Pot.

Add green beens to pot (including liquid from can)…

 

Cut green beans in Instant Pot topped with salt and pepper.

…and season with salt and pepper.

 

Rough chopped red potatoes on top of green beans.

Finally, add the potatoes…

 

Green beans, bacon and red potatoes in Instant Pot.

…and give a good mix. Lock lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.

 

Green beans, bacon and red potatoes in Instant Pot.

Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure… and that’s it.

 

And this is the AMAZING result…

Green beans with potatoes and bacon in bowl.

 

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Green beans with potatoes and bacon in yellow bowl.

Southern Style Pressure Cooker Green Beans

These green beans are incredibly simple to make, but will remind you of eating at Grandma's house for Sunday dinner.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 161kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. bacon thick cut, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 50-60 oz. canned green beans with liquid
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. red potatoes roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Using sauté setting – add bacon to pot and cook until almost crispy. This may take almost 10 minutes, but don’t rush this. You want to render out all of the fat!
  • Add onions to pot and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Then add vinegar and scrape up all the fond (brown bits) from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add green beens to pot (including liquid from can) and season with salt and pepper. Finally, add the potatoes and give a good mix. Lock lid and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. And that’s it.

Notes

If you want to reduce the amounts to make a smaller batch, the cook time remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.8mg

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Becky
    March 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    5 stars
    Finally someone posts a recipe using canned green beans. I bypass so many recipes that call for fresh which I never had much luck with. ( I can’t seem to get all the strings off.) I tried these last night as I had all the ingredients and boy were they good! Easy and came out perfect!

    • Reply
      Melissa
      August 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      Anytime I see a recipe with fresh green beans I use canned. Never a problem.

  • Reply
    Mari
    April 13, 2019 at 6:42 am

    5 stars
    This was so easy and good.

  • Reply
    Eleanor Fetter
    April 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Step 2: “Add onions to pot (including liquid from can)” What? “Liquid from can,” what liquid, what can? I think that belongs in step 3, after “Add green beans to pot.” Other than that, it sounds good.

    • Reply
      Gary
      April 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Oops, thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply
    Cj Kolb
    August 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    5 stars
    That is 5 stars ……just like Moms, Grandmothers, and every woman in this family

  • Reply
    Sharon
    August 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    5 stars
    Used this recipe except used one pound of fresh green beans and 3/4 c. water. Never had green beans and potatoes that were this GREAT! YUMMY!

  • Reply
    jan mackinney
    September 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Do you pour off the fat from the bacon?

    • Reply
      Gary White
      September 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Noooo!!! That’s where all the flavor is. Fat equals flavor!

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