My husband grew up in the South, where sausage and beans were on the menu weekly. I quickly became a fan. The pressure cooker eliminates the lengthy process of soaking the beans overnight and then slow-cooking them. Serve the dish over white rice, and use crusty bread to soak up the broth. I used gourmet smoked sausage flavored with Gouda and pear for this dish, but you can use any smoked sausage you like. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
Pressure-Cooker Smoked Sausage and White Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home
1 teaspoon each dried parsley flakes, oregano and basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot cooked rice and minced fresh parsley
Sriracha chili sauce, optional
Place water, beans, sausage, ham hock, onion, garlic, salt, sugar and seasonings in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 22 minutes.
Quick-release pressure. Remove ham hock. Serve bean mixture with rice, parsley and desired amount of cooking liquid. If desired, serve with chili sauce.