Instant Pot Braised Green Beans (Turkish-Style)

Learn how to make Turkish-style Instant Pot braised green beans for a flavorful, vegetarian-friendly dish that is great as a side or on its own. These green beans are usually slow-cooked but using the pressure cooker speeds up the process while locking in all the nutrients and flavors. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 friendly.


Turkish cuisine is often associated with grilled meat and kebabs but it has lots of fabulous vegetarian dishes on the menu. Dips, falafels, salads, grilled vegetables to mention a few, and this spectacular dish of slowly braised green beans stew called Fasulye. It’s great with bread, rice or on its own and today we will show you how to make Turkish green beans quickly and easily in the Instant Pot.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR TURKISH GREEN BEANS

Traditionally, Turkish green beans are slow-cooked in plenty of olive oil – usually with onions, tomatoes and a few other ingredients – until they are very tender. Then they are cooled and served at room temperature when their flavors are at their fullest, but you can also dish them up hot.

A little lemon juice or creamy yoghurt are served to add a little tang. This dish is ideal for making in advance and is great in winter and warm weather because it’s good eaten cooled down. In fact, these beans are best the day after being cooked. Here are the key ingredients you need for this recipe.

Turkish Green Beans Ingredients

  • Olive oil: don’t skimp on oil here as it’s what makes this dish so delicious and also satiating; plus, olive oil is heart-healthy and is a staple in longevity-famous Mediterranean regions. Good quality oil is recommended!
  • Onions:  sauteing onions until golden and soft is very important as they are caramelised and sweetened, giving this dish amazing flavor. This step actually takes the same amount of time as pressure cooking but can not be skipped!
  • Tomatoes: chopped fresh tomatoes are best and this is a good way to use up very soft older tomatoes. If not available, canned chopped tomatoes will also work.
  • Green beans: you can use fine string green beans or runner beans, simply cut off the tails. If the beans are very long, cut them in halves.

Other things include salt, pepper, a little sugar is often used but can be omitted, garlic if you like and a little lemon juice at the end.

You will find the full recipe, ingredients and nutritional breakdown below. A few handy step-by-step photos are provided below the recipe card here.

 

Instant Pot Turkish Braised Green Beans


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Instant Pot Braised Green Beans Turkish-Style

Instant Pot Braised Green Beans (Turkish-Style)

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Delicious and flavorful Instant Pot braised green beans Turkish-style. This dish is usually slow-cooked but is made quicker in the pressure cooker. For best taste, serve after cooling but the stew is also great warm or hot. It can be eaten on its own or over rice, potatoes or pasta. Also geat as a side dish. It’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly, gluten-free and Whole30/paleo.


Ingredients

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1 large onion, finely diced

1/2 cup olive oil (you can use a little less but you do need A LOT for this dish to work)

2 garlic cloves, diced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar (omit for Whole30/paleo)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 medium fresh tomatoes, finely chopped

1.5 lb fine green beans, tails cut off (about 650 g)

1/2 cup vegetable stock

To serve: Parsley or mint

Yoghurt or lemon juice 

Bread, rice, potatoes


Instructions

  • Sauté. Turn the Instant Pot on and press the Sauté button. It should say Normal on the display (this indicates heat level). Allow the bottom to heat up for a couple of minutes, then add the olive oil and onions and cook for 7 minutes. If they start to brown too quickly, press the Sauté button again to cycle to Less setting, this will bring the heat down.
  • Once onions are soft and golden, add garlic, salt, pepper and sugar and stir through. Add tomatoes and stir in. Press Cancel to stop the Sauté process. Now add the green beans and the stock and stir through well. 
  • Set & Cook. Secure and lock the lid; make sure the pressure handle is pointing to Sealing on Duo Classic. Select Manual/Pressure Cook and adjust the timer to 5 minutes on LOW pressure (use the Pressure level button to change the setting) After a few beeps/seconds, the ON sign will come on indicating the pot is heating up and the pressure is building; pressurizing will take about 5-7 minutes and then the 5-minute timer will begin.
  • Once the timer is done, allow the pressure to release naturally. 
  • Open the lid and stir the beans. You can taste for salt but we recommend that you allow the beans to cool off slightly before adjusting the seasoning. 
  • This dish can be served hot or warm right away but for best results, it’s best after cooling. 

Notes

Serve with some bread or rolls or as a side dish with rice, potatoes, pasta, meat or fish. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, take out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to bring to room temperature. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 large scoops
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 8.7 g
  • Sodium: 533.4 mg
  • Fat: 22.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.8 g
  • Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Green beans, Braised, Stew, Instant Pot, Vegetarian, Turkish, Pressure Cooker, Gluten-Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegan


 

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BRAISED BEANS

Here are step-by-step instructions for making vegetable lentil stew in the Instant Pot. We made it in the Instant Pot Duo Classic & Nova 6-quart pressure cooker.

How to make Turkish green beans in the Instant Pot

Step 1. Turn the Instant Pot on and press the Sauté button. It should say Normal on the display (this indicates heat level). Allow the bottom to heat up for a couple of minutes, then add the olive oil and onions and cook for 7 minutes. If they start to brown too quickly, press the Sauté button again to cycle to Less setting, this will bring the heat down.

Step 2. Once onions are soft and golden, add garlic, salt, pepper and sugar and stir through. Add tomatoes and stir in. Press Cancel to stop the Sauté process. 

Making Instant pot braised green beans steps

Step 3. Now add the green beans and the stock and stir through well.

Step 4. Secure and lock the lid; make sure the pressure handle is pointing to Sealing on Duo Classic. Select Manual/Pressure Cook and adjust the timer to 5 minutes on LOW pressure (use the Pressure level button to change the setting) After a few beeps/seconds, the ON sign will come on indicating the pot is heating up and the pressure is building; pressurizing will take about 5-7 minutes and then the 5-minute timer will begin.

Step 5. Once the timer is done, allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the lid and stir the beans. You can taste for salt but we recommend that you allow the beans to cool off slightly before adjusting the seasoning. 

 

Instant Pot Turkish Beans

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  1. Lovely recipe! I used half a cup of (good) olive oil like recommended. I did not have fresh tomatoes so used one can of chopped tomatoes instead.

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