• 1 pound red kidney beans
  • 1/2 pound ham
  • water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 toe garlic – chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons  celery chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • olive oil



  1. Soak beans over night
  2. Saute – Onions, garlic, parsley, celery in olive oil.  A little caramelization adds to flavor
  3. add sauteed items to beans and top out with water
  4. add bay leaf
  5. add cubed ham
  6. add salt to taste
  7. pressure cook for 15 minutes
  8. remove top and do a 1/2 hour boil down to thicken the broth

serve with rice.



  1. I used Carmellia brand red kidney beans and the bean texture was perfect.  I will later do the same recipe with a different brand to check if the results are as good.   First batch turned out very good.




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