Sue B’s Sweet & Spicy Fat Free Red Beans

By February 18, 2012

Submitted by Sue B.

Great with BBQ menu.


  • 1 bag dry small red beans (10 oz)
  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped fine)
  • 4 cloves garlic (smash first, then grind in coffee grinder or mince)
  • 1 large crisp apple peeled/chopped in 1 inch squares (Jonagold easter apple is good)
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons ketchup (w/o high fructose corn syrup)
  • 1 rounded tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 generous dash of celery salt
  • 3 tablespoons dry oregano
  • 4 generous dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 12 twists fresh black pepper
  • 2 dashes cumin powder


Soak beans overnight.  (15 min prep time)

Place soaked beans and the ingredients in the inner pot.

Add fresh water with 2 inches over top of beans.

Pressure cook for 45 minutes. Let it cool naturally.


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4 Responses to “Sue B’s Sweet & Spicy Fat Free Red Beans”

  1. Jim says:

    As Pink Floyd says “is there anybody out there”
    It would be helpful if they completed the instructions
    All the Best


    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi Jim,

    The recipe takes a simplistic approach and may appear to be unfinished. You may choose to Saute the onion and garlic before pressure cooking to bring out the flavor.


  2. JoAnne says:

    is it me, or are the instructions for this recipe incomplete? You put the beans into the Instant Pot with fresh water to cover by 2 inches….should I just assume that you add all the listed ingredients too?


    Mary Reply:

    Place soaked beans and the ingredients in the inner pot. this is how the recipe im reading is written, please look again,


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