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Spicy Red Beans With Fennel Seed

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Prepared in a pressure cooker, kidney beans are cooked with fennel seed and cayenne pepper. This is very good mixed with cubed ham, or in red beans and rice."
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2 h servings 125
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place beans into a pressure cooker and fill with enough water to cover the beans by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain and cool for 1 hour.
  2. Add water to the beans again, filling just enough to cover the beans by 1/2 inch. Season with salt, fennel seed, cayenne pepper and mixed peppercorns. Put the lid on and set the pressure to high, or 15 pounds depending on your indicator. Bring to a boil and cook for 35 minutes. Let the pressure lower naturally before releasing the lid, according to manufacturer's instructions (about 15 minutes). Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 125 calories; 0.5 22.8 8.4 0 470 Full nutrition

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I "inherited" a pressure cooker and wasn't sure how to use it. This recipe really helped get me started! Great for high altitude cooking where beans and rice never fully cook. I added rice and e...