Instant Pot Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon are comfort food from my youth! These delicious pressure cooker green beans with new potatoes, onion, and bacon are an easy, fast meal.
Prepare the green beans by cutting off the ends and cutting the beans in half. Set aside.
If the potatoes are pretty small, leave them whole. If they are larger, either quarter or cut them in half. Set aside.
Turn on the Sauté feature of your pot. Add the chopped bacon and the sliced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften and bacon is looking mostly done.
Add the garlic and cook for a minute, stirring.
Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth, and stir, scraping the bottom of the pot to get up any browned bits (deglaze).
Add the potatoes and green beans. Stir.
Place the lid on and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Turn off the Sauté setting, then press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial. Then use the + or - button or dial to select 5 minutes. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.
When the cook time is finished, do a Quick Release of the pressure by turning the steam release knob to the Venting position.
Watch it as once in a while the broth may spew out with the steam. If this happens, turn the knob back to Sealing (use a spoon handle). Then release the steam in bursts until you are sure only steam will be coming out.
Serve with some of the "pot likker" (liquid from the pot) so you can enjoy all of that flavor. Corn bread is very good to sop up that likker with!