This pressure cooker recipe has been converted from a family recipe that we've used for 40+ years. Our family had come across it while in New Orleans when I was a little girl. From what I remember, red beans and rice were always made at home on Mondays using leftover pork bones from the weekend meals. It's deliciously flavorful and can be made as spicy as you'd like. I hope you love it as much as my own family does.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil. Add bacon and pork neck bones to the hot oil. Cook until browned on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove meat and set aside. Add bell pepper, celery, and onion ("trinity" mix); cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with white pepper, thyme, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper. Mix in garlic and continue cooking until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Mix kidney beans, chicken broth, salt, and bay leaves into the vegetables in the pot; stir well to combine. Cancel Saute mode and return meat to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Set vent to "Sealing." Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 60 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Move valve to venting position and finish releasing pressure, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Remove pork bones from pot. Use a fork to separate the meat from the bones and return meat back to the pot. Mix well. Serve with white rice.

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; protein 34g 68% DV; carbohydrates 61.3g 20% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 54mg 18% DV; sodium 1431mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
Very good authentic recipe for insta pot Thank you!!!!! Also we used ham hock instead of pork bone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2019
I love spicy food. 1 tsp of cayenne plus the Cajun seasoning made this recipe nearly impossible to eat. I checked other recipes and they call for only 1/2 tsp of cayenne. I threw out most of it. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
This was delicious. The neck bones are not easy to find. One comment about the steps. It s missing the step for putting the meat back in before the end. In step one it has you remove the meat and set it aside. Then at the end it has you remove the bones from the pot to separate the meat. Where is the step in between? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
Very good authentic recipe for insta pot Thank you!!!!! Also we used ham hock instead of pork bone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2019
Delicious foolproof recipe! I used ham hock instead of pork neck bone since I couldn t find it and it turned out really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2020
We live in Lafayette, Louisiana and thought this was a very good recipe. Instead of pork neck bones and bacon, we substituted 1 link of sliced Cajun sausage (we always buy Hot) and 1 link of sliced and quartered chicken and green onion sausage (ham bone would have been good here as well). We would never cook rice in our red beans, so we did that on the side (not everyone wants the same amount of rice). We then doubled the whole recipe and it was delicious! We did not find it too spicy at all - just right. Not too much cayenne, but if you're sensitive to spicy foods, you can cut the cayenne, use mild sausage and let whoever's eating add their own spice. Good recipe! Aiyeeee! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2019
I love spicy food. 1 tsp of cayenne plus the Cajun seasoning made this recipe nearly impossible to eat. I checked other recipes and they call for only 1/2 tsp of cayenne. I threw out most of it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2020
Delicious! Just make sure to adjust the white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper & Cajun seasoning to the heat level you are comfortable with. I omitted the cayenne and reduced the white and black pepper and it wasn’t too spicy but was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
I will definitely make this again! The most authentic New Orleans taste. Couldn't find neck bones so just used a couple of bone in pork chops and it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2019
Loved it. Been looking for authentic taste and this is it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
It you want a kick to your red beans and rice, key word “NOLA” then this is the perfect recipe for you. I made it exactly how the recipe said. The meat easily fell off the bone. My 5 year old asked for thirds. If you can’t stand the heat then stay out the kitchen!!! Read More