Monday, November 16, 2020

Instant Pot Butter Beans and Sausage #FoodnFlix #MultiCookerMonday

This quick and easy main course dish uses butter beans and smoked sausage.  No need to soak or parboil the beans, the instant pot ensures fully cooked, soft and creamy beans.

Butter Beans and Sausage

I was inspired to make this meal after watching the film, Knives Out........

I was inspired to use my Instant Pot because today is Multi Cooker Monday hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime.  Each month Sue invites us to join her in sharing recipes using small kitchen appliances.  Let's see what the others are serving up today........

Multicooker Monday November 2020:

Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances

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I am hosting this month's Food n' Flix and have invited others to join me in watching the film, Knives Out.  You are invited too.  You can learn how to join in my invitation post.

Knives Out movie

I had a lot of fun watching this dark comedy about a dysfunctional family whose very rich father had died of an apparant suicide that is being anonymously investigated as a murder.  

There is an all star cast for your enjoyment pleasure including Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis and Chris Evans.  There is not a ton of food inspiration but there is enough to get us by and if you really pay attention you might even come up with something the others don't.

scene from Knives out

I took my inspiration from a restaurant scene in which grandson, Ransom, takes his grandfather's nurse, Marta,  out to dinner in an attempt to extract information and plant ideas.  He ordered her beans and sausage ensuring that she would tell only the truth.  You see, she has a condition that causes her to vomit whenever she tries to lie.

Butter Beans and Sausage pin

We are watching and posting our recipes inspired until the November 27th.  I will be posting a roundup of everyone's recipes on November 30th.  Hope you join us.

Instant Pot, Stew, Pork, Beans
Entrees, Pork, Stew
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Instant Pot Butter Beans and Sausage

Instant Pot Butter Beans and Sausage

This quick and easy main course dish uses butter beans and smoked sausage. No need to soak or parboil the beans, the instant pot ensures fully cooked, soft and creamy beans.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 40 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 25 M


  • 2 links smoked sausage, cut into 1" thick rounds
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/2 t. Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 c. chicken broth
  • 1 lb. butter beans (baby lima beans)


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute setting.  When registering hot add the sausage and cook until browned.
  2. Add the onion, bay leaf, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally unilt onion is translucent.  Stir in the Italian seasoning and garlic. 
  3. Add the broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Season with peppper. Press the cancel button.
  4. Stir in the beans.  Seal the lid, locking it in place and making sure the vent is closed.   Press the bean setting and cook.  When cooking time is done allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before carefully using  the quick release method.
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  1. This sounds delicious. I love anything with smoked sausage. I need to try this.

  2. This sounds really yummy! Sausage and beans is always a great combo!

  3. I always cook beans in my stove top pressure cooker so the Instant Pot makes perfect sense. Your beans do look tender and creamy!

    1. Thanks Stacy. The only stove top pressure cooker I have is for canning and it is huge so I've never pressure cooked dinners until I got the Instant Pot.

  4. A comfort dish this, I could finish the whole bowl.

  5. I had so much fun with this of my current faves. And oh my gosh, this is pure comfort food! Delicious inspiration...that's a fun scene. :)

  6. It was a good movie. Instant pot pot comes in handy and the butter beans look perfectly cooked and creamy. Must be a great combo!. Thanks Wendy for hosting!

  7. Such a fun film. I loved it even more the second time around. This scene was probably the most food worthy but I couldn't get past Ransom's motives (plus the whole lying response). :O

    1. I was jealous that all of you found inspiration in that speech.

  8. This looks delicious! I love that we were inspired by the same scene!

  9. My Insta Pot doesn't have a bean setting.

    1. The default setting on my Instant Pot Chili/Bean button is 30 minutes on high pressure. Hope that helps.


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