(Inside: You know you love a good black-eyed pea and rice? What if you took it to the next level and made Instant Pot Hoppin’ John and Beef? Takes a day to cook beans? Forget that. We’re talking under an hour from the moment you step into the kitchen until you’re putting the goods on the table.)
I get it that you’re not into a lot of soul food because “love-in-the-oven” basically equals “hours in the kitchen.” Not so with Instant Pot Hoppin’ John and Beef.
You get a bit of down home in the instant pot and BAM! There you are with a big bowl of steaming “getchasome”.
Holy roller, what in the world am I saying?!
I have no idea. And I’m from Texas!
Ok. So instead of going off on how weird my southern just happened to pop out at everyone there for a second, maybe we should just move on.
I decided to use beef instead of bacon because it’s just a little less of a whip than trying to find cheap ham hocks or wait until you’ve had a day of gigantic bacon-cooking.
But you could still absolutely do this with the ham hock if that’s your thing.
I just needed a short-cut because I’m lazy.
And this recipe is really for the those of us lazy southern-chefs.
So, all the lazy southern-chefs, raise your voices and let’s hear a little “YUP YUP!” for Instant Pot Hoppin’ John and Beef, huh?
Also, so you’ve got the recipe next time, be sure you pin this.
Instant Pot Hoppin’ John and Beef
Instant Pot Hoppin' John and Beef
You know you love a good black-eyed pea and rice? What if you took it to the next level and made Instant Pot Hoppin' John and Beef? Takes a day to cook beans? Forget that. We're talking under an hour from the moment you step into the kitchen until you're putting the goods on the table.
- 2 lbs. beef stew meat
- 1 bag 16 oz dried black-eyed peas
- 1 can 10 oz beef broth
- 5 carrots cleaned and diced
- 1 celery stalk cleaned and diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup flour
- 2 tbspn oil
Place flour, salt and pepper and stew meat into a zipper bag.
Shake bag until almost all of the stew meat is covered.
Place oil in the Instant Pot and turn it onto saute.
Once the oil is hot, place the beef into the oil after shaking off the excess flour.
Meanwhile, rinse and sort the black eyed peas to remove stones, then drain.
Use ½ cup of the broth to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Put the beef, peas, broth, carrots, and celery in Instant Pot.
Turn the Instant Pot onto high pressure and cook for 20 minutes. Natural release. If you prefer softer beans, cook for 25-30 minutes. But we like ours firm...sooo...
Party on, dude! Catch you the flip side.