Instant Pot

red beans and rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice is an authentic New Orleans recipe made with red beans, andouille sausage and ham hock. Perfect for a family dinner or a Mardi Gras meal!


– vegetable oil – andouille sausage – onion – bell pepper – celery – garlic – dried thyme – cayenne pepper


– salt – black pepper powder – chicken broth – bay leaves – small red beans – smoked ham hock – green onions – parsley – cooked rice (to serve)

"This is a very good recipe and very reminiscent of the red beans I grew up with that my Louisiana born and bred Mother makes. This is an authentic tasting recipe."

- Michelle


saute andouille sausage


Saute andouille sausage until browned. Transfer sausage to a bowl and set aside.

saute vegetables


Saute onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic until the onion is translucent. Deglaze as needed.

saute spices


Add spices and stir to coat, about 30 seconds. Add some broth to deglaze, scraping up all brown bits.

add broth, ham hock and red beans


Add broth, bay leaves, ham hock, red beans and stir to combine.

pressure cook


Pressure cook the red beans and do a natural release of pressure after cooking is complete.

shred ham hock


Open the Instant Pot and remove the ham hock and chop into bite-size pieces. Discard bone.

mash red beans


Remove about 1 cup of beans to a small bowl and mash with a fork.

return ham hock, beans and sausage to pot


Return ham hock, beans and andouille sausage to the Instant Pot.

heat through


Stir everything together and heat through on Saute mode until thickened.

serve and garnish


This recipe tastes amazing the next day, so it's a great make-ahead recipe. Serve over rice and garnish with parsley and green onions.

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