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Instant Pot green beans and ham served on a gray plate

Instant Pot Green Beans And Ham

A delicious low carb side dish that's ready in minutes, these Instant Pot Green Beans and Ham are quick to make and super tender like Southern style green beans.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed and cut in half
  • 8 ounces sliced ham diced
  • 1 cup diced red onions (about half an onion)
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

Recommended Method Using Steamer Basket:

  1. Pour about 1/4 cup water into the pressure cooker pot. Fit a steamer basket inside.

  2. Add all ingredients to the steamer basket. Stir to mix them.
  3. Secure and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. As soon as it’s done, manually release pressure by carefully turning the release knob to its venting position.
  4. Uncover and stir. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Alternate Method Without Steamer Basket:

  1. Select the sauté mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat. When it has reached temperature, add garlic, onions, and 2 tablespoons butter. Cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add ham and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off the sauté mode. Scrape up any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add green beans, 1/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Stir together.
  4. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. As soon as it’s done, manually release pressure by carefully turning the release knob to its venting position.
  5. Uncover and stir. Thoroughly strain to remove the liquid. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 6.5 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 130  
Total Fat 4g 6%
   Saturated Fat 1g 5%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 980mg 41%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carb 10g 3%
   Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
   Sugars 4g  
Protein 14g  
Vitamin A 16% · Vitamin C 26% · Calcium 5% · Iron 12%