Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup bean mixture and 2 tablespoons pesto)

Add a green salad and crusty bread to this simple rustic dish for a satisfying supper. Simmer the beans on the stovetop if they're still not tender after cooking under pressure for 12 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pesto, combine first 8 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

Step 2

To prepare beans, sort and wash the beans. Combine beans and 4 cups water in a 6-quart pressure cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure, and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; place cooker under cold running water. Remove lid; drain beans.

Step 3

Combine beans, 6 cups water, onion, sage, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 garlic cloves in cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 12 minutes. Remove from heat; place cooker under cold running water. Remove lid; let bean mixture stand for 10 minutes. Drain bean mixture in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup liquid. Return bean mixture and reserved 1 cup liquid to cooker. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, bell peppers, and vinegar. Stir well to combine. Top bean mixture with pesto.

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

portland
January 18, 2010
i loved this dish. it was flavorful and i had everything on hand...i didn't make the pesto, i used a jar i had in the pantry. i roasted the garlic, onion, and red pepper under the broiler until charred. i think this gave the dish an extra level of depth, along with the balsamic. i will definitely make this again. p.s. i don't have a pressure cooker so i just cooked it as i normally would cook beans.

Lisajane's Review

greyout
February 05, 2011
I am always looking for recipes to use my pressure cooker. It is such a time saver on a busy weeknight. This recipe was da bomb! Even my 15 year old was complimentary! I didn't make the pesto. I actually picked this because I had part of a jar of pesto that I needed to use up. Fantastic! I will definitely make this again.

greyout's Review

Blubyu1958
January 13, 2013
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