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Instant Pot Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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One of my grandma’s favourite recipes happens to be cowboy casserole. In fact when Grandma asked me to do some batch cooking last week I decided to convert our family recipe into Instant Pot Cowboy Casserole and the recipe worked a real treat!

If you love beans, sausages, mushrooms, onion and bacon, then this is a great easy cowboy casserole recipe for you to try!


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what is cowboy casserole?

Whilst there are a few versions of cowboy casserole out there, cowboy casserole in my family has always been a mixture of beans, onions, pork and mushrooms. In fact we have alternated this recipe using either sausages of beef burgers chopped into small pieces – which we call beef burger bean bake. However the idea is that it’s a mixture of tasty meats in a bean sauce. 

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 cups cocktail sausages
  • 2 cans of baked beans
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
instant pot cowboy casserole ingredients in bowls

Instant Pot Cowboy Casserole (serves 3-4)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: Saute time plus 4 minutes pressure cook

Total time: 14 minutes

instant pot cowboy casserole ingredients in bowls

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how to make cowboy casserole in the instant pot

Chop the onions and mushrooms. 

Saute your bacon in the Instant Pot until cooked. You can cut the bacon into small pieces before or after you cook it. Remove from the pot once cooked. 

cooking bacon in the instant pot

Add your olive oil, onions and mushrooms to the Instant Pot. Saute until brown. 

saute onions and mushrooms in the instant pot

Add the baked beans to your pot, followed by the cocktail sausages and bacon pieces. 

cooking mushrooms in the instant pot

Add your water to the pot and stir the mixture around before sealing the lid.

cooked mushrooms instant pot recipe

Pressure cook on manual for 4 minutes. Quick release once finished. 

instant pot cowboy casserole

Your cowboy casserole is now ready to serve. Enjoy.

instant pot cowboy casserole

Enjoy this delicious and tasty cowboy casserole recipe.

instant pot cowboy casserole

What To Serve With Cowboy Casserole

The best serving options for this tasty sausage and beans recipe is to have it with mashed potato or simply as is. You could also have a crusty french loaf, tiger bread or bread rolls. Enjoy!

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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