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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.

Servings 6 people


  • 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


  1. Place flour, salt and pepper and stew meat into a zipper bag.
  2. Shake bag until almost all of the stew meat is covered.
  3. Place oil in the Instant Pot and turn it onto saute.
  4. Once the oil is hot, place the beef into the oil after shaking off the excess flour.
  5. Meanwhile, rinse and sort the black eyed peas to remove stones, then drain.
  6. Use ½ cup of the broth to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  7. Put the beef, peas, broth, carrots, and celery in Instant Pot.

  8. 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...