Old but gold Sausage Stew with beans is a filling recipe with a rustic flavor. This instant pot recipe is the perfect example when taste and flavor are more important than presentation.
A couple that is incomparable on the table is definitely the sausage and beans! This rustic and tasty dish evokes the rich and substantial dishes of the past whose secret is undoubtedly the simplicity of flavors and ease of preparation. This succulent dish is perfect for times when you need a load of energy and taste. The intense aroma and the full-bodied sauce make the sausage stew with beans a perfect comfort food, in a classic western mood!
The sausage stew is a traditional dish in our family that is served for generations. It is one of the country-style dishes that don’t have much of an aspect but you become addicted to it because of its rich and hearty taste. The combination of fresh veggies such as fennel, bell peppers, and onion with beans and meat is loaded with protein, vitamins, and tons of satisfying flavors. Moreover, the stew is made in the instant pot, which means that it is a recipe cooked in a fast manner, with minimum mess and maximum optimization of time and effort. Don’t miss another delicious recipe with sausage – the Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage.
What are the best sausages for sausage stew?
Many would say that Italian sausages are the best option for the sausage stew, however, my opinion is that any fatty sausages will do. You can use pork sausages or pork and beef sausages as well. I would skip the chicken or turkey ones because of the low-fat concentration. The hearty flavor and delicious taste are given mainly by the sausages. Therefore, the fattier and more aromatic the meat, the tastier the stew.
Do you have to brown sausages first?
Yes, it is a very important step of the preparation. By frying the sausages first, they will get that appetizing golden skin and a juicy interior. By frying the sausages you will get a nice-looking dish at the end that encloses a delicious taste. Moreover, the instant pot has the “saute” option that will perfectly do the job. In only 10 minutes of proper frying, the result is fabulous.
How to cut vegetables for the sausage stew?
There is no need to worry about the cut of the veggies when cooking a stew. The rustic dish allows you to be less delicate or precise. Peel and chop the fennel, onion, and bell pepper as you please. I like to cut the vegetables into small cubes, of equal shapes. However, that doesn’t matter that much because they will lose their shape mostly because of the simmering.
How to cook the instant pot sausage stew?
As a first thing, brown the sausages. Set the “saute” regime on the instant pot, pour in one tablespoon of olive oil and when the preheating is done, add in the sausages. Use kitchen tongs to turn the sides of the sausages from time to time. A total of 10 minutes of frying are sufficient.
In the meantime prepare the veggies. Clean, peel and chop the red onion, half a fennel bulb, one bell pepper, and a few garlic cloves. When the sausages are beautifully golden, put them on a separate plate and add in their frying oil the chopped veggies, all at once. Change the program to “stew” and set the “low heat” for 20 minutes. Let the veggies saute for about 10 minutes, remember to stir the content.
At this point, pour in the canned tomatoes and stir again. Season with spices such as granulated garlic, paprika, and salt. It is also the time when I like to add the chopped fresh coriander. I think the coriander needs a bit of time to cook all together with the sauce to release its flavor and enhance the taste of the sausage stew.
Now add in the previously fried sausages and the canned beans and mix. Let everything simmer for another 5 minutes and it’s done. Turn off the instant pot because you’re ready to serve the hearties and most fragrant sausage stew with beans ever!
How to serve the instant pot sausage stew?
Serve the stew as soon as it is ready. Pour yourself a glass of wine if you’re in the mood, or maybe a shot of rum as it will perfectly pair the hearty dish. Accompany the stew with a refreshing tomato salad or with a cabbage salad.
How to store the sausage stew?
Sausage stew with beans can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in an airtight container, just reheat before serving. If you have used fresh ingredients, you can also freeze everything for up to 2 weeks.
Instant Pot Sausage Stew with Beans
- instant pot
- 6 medium sausages
- 1 can tomatoes
- 2 cans beans
- 1/2 bulb fennel
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium bell pepper optional
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 handful coriander
- Set the "saute" regime on the instant pot, pour in one tablespoon of olive oil and when the preheating is done, add in the sausages
- Use kitchen tongs to turn the sides of the sausages from time to time. Fry them for 10 minutes, then set them aside on a different plate
- In the meantime, peel and chop the veggies
- Change the program to "stew" and set the "low heat" for 20 minutes. Let the veggies saute for about 10 minutes, remember to stir occasionally
- Then, pour in the canned tomatoes and stir again. Season with spices such as granulated garlic, paprika, and salt
- Add the chopped fresh coriander and sautee everything for additional 5 minutes
- Add in the fried sausages and the canned beans
- Cook for another 5 minutes
- Turn off the instant pot and serve with pleasure