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Pressure Cooker Green Beans – Southern Style

Green beans with potatoes and bacon in yellow bowl.

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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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.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 161 kcal
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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. And that’s it.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Southern Style Pressure Cooker Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 461mg 19%
Potassium 564mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 16.4%
Vitamin C 24.6%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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4 Comments

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


    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
    Mari
    April 13, 2019 at 6:42 am


    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!

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