Instant Pot green beans and ham served on a gray plate

Instant Pot Green Beans And Ham

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 130kcal

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:

  • Pour about 1/4 cup water into the pressure cooker pot. Fit a steamer basket inside.
  • Add all ingredients to the steamer basket. Stir to mix them.
  • 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.
  • Uncover and stir. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Alternate Method Without Steamer Basket:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add green beans, 1/4 cup water, salt, and pepper. Stir together.
  • 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.
  • Uncover and stir. Thoroughly strain to remove the liquid. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Notes

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%