Pressure Cooker Bacon and Haricot Bean Stew Recipe

Bacon & Bean StewAlthough the beans used in this recipe are haricot you can pick any that you like or have in the store cupboard to use. I find butter beans work particularly well in it, and will sometimes use a mix of beans if I am using up the end of packets.

As an easy one-pot meal and made in the time saving pressure cooker it is great for work night meals when in a hurry – just remember to soak your beans the night before. The bacon and haricot beans give a wonderfully filling meal on their own, but for larger appetites a fresh crusty load dipped into the sauce goes really well.

Ingredients for Bacon and Haricot Bean Stew:

  • 1 lb collar bacon joint
  • 4 oz dried haricot beans
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and cut into quarters)
  • 1 stick celery (sliced thickly)
  • 1½  lb tomatoes (peeled and put through a blender)
  • Good pinch of mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper

Method or Bacon and Haricot Bean Stew:

  1. Cover the beans with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the rind from the bacon and cut into cubes.
  3. Put the bacon into the pressure cooker with the trivet removed, cover with cold water, bring to the boil and then discard the water.
  4. Heat the oil in the cooker (again with the trivet removed) add the onion and stir around.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients including the drained bacon and beans, stir.
  6. Bring to high pressure and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce pressure at room temperature.

Serves 4.



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