Everyday Meals

Pressure Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage


  • Total Time

    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min. + releasing


  • Makes

    8 servings

  • Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5-1/3 cups cooked brown rice
  • Directions

  • Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; brown sausage. Add broth; cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen browned bits. Press cancel. Stir in beans, tomatoes, vegetables, garlic and seasonings.
  • Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Serve with rice.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little water if necessary.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup sausage and bean mixture with 2/3 cup rice: 377 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 826mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 10g fiber), 18g protein.
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