We took advantage of a BOGO green bean deal at our local grocery store and have been eating loads of green beans all week. We had already eaten Pressure Cooker Green Beans, my go-to tasty side that compliments lots of dishes, yet with more beans to be cooked, beans were once again on the menu. This round I decided to shake things up a bit with the colorful and flavorful Pressure Cooker Creole Green Beans, the perfect side for Weeknight Jambalaya.
Several days before, I whipped up a batch of my Cajun Spice Blend for Yummy Cajun Eggs. Seeing the spice blend on the counter put me in a jambalaya mood and the beans followed in short course. I made Creole Green Beans a year or so ago, and I wanted to make them again before posting the recipe, and then a year passed and here I was with spice blend on the counter, jambalaya on the menu, and fresh beans in the fridge. Now was the perfect time for Creole Green Beans.
Pre-pressure cooking madness, I made the green beans in a pan on the stove, and they’re totally legit and easy that way. But I wanted an even easier route, so I opted for the pressure cooker, and boy are they easy!
Start with some onion and, if using, meat accent- think bacon, andouille, kielbasa, etc. Give the mixture a quick saute with some garlic and mushrooms, then throw in the rest of the ingredients: green beans, colored peppers, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and Cajun Spice Blend. Pop on the lid and set the Instant Pot for 2 minutes low pressure. Aaaand, done! How easy is that?!
Creole Green Beans make an excellent side for jambalaya. Plus, it’s a great way to use leftover Cajun Spice. The beans also go well with One-Pot Blackened Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, One-Pot Sorta Cajun Dirty Rice, and Fried Pork Chops. Packed with flavor, not spice (though go ahead and add more), these beans also work well with any classic meat and potato fare – think Super Easy Pork Chop Meal, Super Easy BBQ Country Ribs, Pressure Cooker Sunday Roast, etc.