Hey everyone, It’s Teenuja here. Due to popular demand, today we’re sharing an easy pressure cooker recipe which is a black bean stew that comes ready in just about 45 minutes and makes for an easy weekday meal.
We were approached by COSORI to review their pressure cooker and share a recipe. We were not required to make a video but we were quite pleased with this pressure cooker so we decided to share this recipe with all of you as well instead of just a review on the blog.
COSORI is also giving away a similar pressure cooker to one lucky follower of the Veganlovlie blog or channel. More details on this at the end of the video. Now let’s move on to the recipe. I am using black beans that have been soaking for about 8 hours.
I like to soak them for better digestion. This pressure cooker will however cook the beans from dry if you haven’t soaked them. First let’s get all the spices ready. You’ll find the printable recipe on our website.
The link is in the description. I am using a mix of asafoetida (which is optional), ground cumin, sweet paprika or chili powder if you like it spicy. coriander seed powder allspice and dried oregano. Keep the spices aside for now.
Plug in the pressure cooker. Press the sauté-browning button. Then press start. Let the cooker heat for 2 minutes. Add one tablespoon of olive oil followed by the minced ginger. You can also add in some diced onions at this stage if you wish.
Sauté for 1 minute. Add the spice mix and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of crushed tomatoes. I am using canned tomatoes, you can also use fresh. 1 -2 bay leaves depending on the size, a couple tablespoons of maple syrup or some other sweetener and a tablespoon of soy sauce.
Sauté for about 5 minutes. Then press the stop-cancel button. Drain the soaked beans and add them to the pot with 2 and half cups of water and 3/4 teaspoon of salt or to taste. Stir and mix well. Place the pressure cooker lid on and seal.
Make sure the pressure release valve is set to the locked position. Press the beans-chili button (It will default to the highest pressure 11 minutes and medium temperature). Then press start. If you are using beans from dry, check the recipe notes on our website for how to adjust these settings.
After 11 minutes, let the steam go down naturally until the float valve (i.e. the red indicator) is in the down position (this will take about 20 minutes). If you decide to manually let the steam out by unlocking the valve, the beans will be al-dente rather than a creamy texture.
Open the lid and let the steam escape away from you. Optionally you can add some sweet corn and green peas at this stage. Press the stop button. To thicken the sauce, press the soup button and press start.
Let it cook until the liquid is thickened to your desired consistency. You may place the glass lid on or leave the pot uncovered for quicker evaporation. Once you are happy with the sauce consistency, press the stop-cancel button.
Taste and adjust salt if needed. Lastly, stir in some freshly chopped parsley or coriander leaves. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes along with some salad or whatever condiments you like. This stew tastes like it’s been cooking all day with layers of flavour sealed within the creamiest tender texture of each bean.
Over here, it’s the perfect time of the year to be enjoying stews and hearty meals. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, don’t forget to give us a thumbs up. For the giveaway that I announced earlier you have the chance to win this 6-quart electric pressure cooker from COSORI.
Isn’t that wonderful? It’s like getting an early Christmas present. You can enter the giveaway on our website. Check the link to the blog post in the description below. This is open to residents of Canada and the United States.
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