Good Ol' Southern Soup Beans for Pressure Cooker
- Ready In:
- Follow directions on bean bag for presoaking the beans.
- Drain and rinse beans, sit aside.
- In the pan melt butter (or bacon grease) over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic until soft and lightly brown.
- Add beans, ham hock, and water to pressure cooker. Put on lid and seal. Bring heat up to high.
- Once pressure has been reached, reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes.
- Remove the pressure cooker from heat and release the pressure with a quick release method. Remove the cover and test beans for doneness. If necessary cover and return the pot to pressure and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the ham hock from the soup. Discard the skin and bones. Chop the remaining meat and add it back to the soup.
- Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve hot with crumbled corn bread.
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Really Good Recipe, I made these about 5 times now using lima or great northern beans. I buy a ham slice, cut it into small cubes and throw it in the pot when I start the beans. I Usually cook 10 minutes longer than the recipe states we like ours soft. Other than that I follow the recipe. Thanks for the Great recipe. Just like mom used to make.
YUM! Now I know the secret of making good beans. Mine came out a little mushy (but who cares?), so I might cook them just a tad less next time. They are really to die for. My husband was in heaven when he came back for seconds of these beans, cornbread and collard greens during his football game -- and he swears he doesn't like collard greens! Combined with these beans and cornbread, I believe he's been! Thanks so much for sharing. I might have to make another pot today.
5 stars for simplicity and taste. I am new to pressure cooking and was looking for a few good recipes. I had this in mind to make, until realizing I had not pulled out my navy beans to soak the night before. I already had all the other ingredients in the cooker, so figured I would throw in the beans, no soaking, and see what happened. Turned out great! I needed to cook mine about 5 minutes longer than directed here, but talk about a filling , no fuss recipe. Added some extra garlic and a about a tsp and half salt, cooked with a hamhock. Made with homemade cornbread and canned collards. Topped with hot sauce. DH and DS gobbled it up with no complaints. Thanks!