These pressure cooker green beans taste like they’ve simmered for hours. Tender, flavorful green beans cooked in the Instant Pot make a quick and easy side!
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Having spent the majority of my growing-up years in the south, I’ve eaten my fair share of green beans. As a kid, I loved them so much that I would just pop open a can of green beans and eat them cold. Truthfully, they’re one of my favorite vegetables.
I attended a lot of church potlucks growing up, and green beans were always a part of these meals. There were usually multiple versions, all salty and delicious: Green bean casserole, fresh green beans sauteed with garlic and olive oil, and slow cooked southern style green beans. Yummmmm.
If you’re not familiar with what southern style beans are, they’re sort of like what you would expect to get at a good barbecue joint: Super tender beans cooked low and slow, usually with bacon or ham and onions and garlic.
While I love southern style green beans, I typically don’t prepare them that way because of the time requirement.
That is, until I decided to try making them in the Instant Pot. You all know how much I love this dear appliance. So when I came across this recipe from Happy Belly Foodie, I knew I had to give it a try. They seemed like the perfect side dish to accompany my pressure cooker chicken and dumplings, and my hunch was on point. I might as well have been at Cracker Barrel! 🙂
I used frozen green beans instead of fresh, because that’s what I had on hand, and they turned out great! They only require a 25 minute cook time, which is much shorter than letting them “stew” for a few hours on the stove top.
Because these pressure cooker green beans cook up so much more quickly than their stove top counterpart, they make an easy side dish for a weeknight meal.
Not only that, but you should consider these as a delightful side item to serve alongside a ham for Easter or Christmas dinner! Even better, since they cook in the Instant Pot, you can set it and forget it while you’re preparing the other items on your holiday menu. How convenient, right?
Enjoy these, friends!