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Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas

Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas
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This hearty Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas recipe is the perfect taste of the Island, with delicious Kidney Peas cooked in coconut milk, thyme, allspice and topped with dumplings.

Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas

I can't exaggerate how delicious this Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas recipe is! It is so delicious that my hubby requested it two days in a row. It is the Instant Pot version of my popular Jamaican Stew Peas with Dumplings (Spinners) recipe with minor tweaks. I have also perfected my Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe.

I enjoyed making this recipe in the Instant Pot because I basically added all the ingredients and set the pot and walked away.

Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas

To prepare this Instant Pot Jamaican Stew Peas I first prepare the 1 pound or 2 cups dried beans. You have two methods:

1:  Sort and wash dry beans then soak in water overnight, the following morning you discard water, rinse then cook beans in 8 cups water in a large pot on the stovetop, bring to boil then reduce to simmer for 45 minutes - 1 hour. Reserve liquid to use as broth.

2: wash and sort and cook in Instant Pot with 8 cups of water on high pressure for 35 minutes, carefully quick release. Reserve liquid to use as broth.

Add the *bean broth(liquid from cooked beans) to the Instant Pot, cooked beans, coconut milk, onion, garlic, ginger, green onions, carrot, thyme, allspice, salt, and dumplings. Stir and close the knob (sealing) set the Instant Pot on High Pressure or Manual Pressure for 20 minutes. After the Instant Pot has beeped, allow it to Natural Release for 10 minutes then turn the knob to venting and Quick Release. After it is finished releasing the steam, open the cover and remove Scotch bonnet pepper and thyme, then serve. It is delicious served with rice but it was so hearty I served it with a large salad.

Other Vegan Stews To Try

Chickpea Stew

Jackfruit Stew

Eggplant Stew

Lentil Stew

Blackbean and Butternut Squash Stew

 

 

 

Per portion
Energy:
335 kcal / 1400 kJ
Fat:
5 g
Protein:
17 g
Carbohydrate:
55 g

Ingredients

For: 12 servings
Preparation:
35 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
55 min

Instructions

  1. Place bean broth and cooked beans in Instant Pot, add coconut milk, onion, green onions, garlic, ginger, carrot, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, allspice and salt

  2. To prepare dumplings, place gluten-free flour in a bowl, add salt and water, mix to form into a dough. Take pieces of dough and roll into the palm of your hands to form into cylindrical pieces or balls. Drop onto stew.

  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the knob to Sealing. Set Instant Pot to Manual mode, HP for 20 minutes.

  4. After finish pressure cooking, allow the Instant Pot to natural release for 10 minutes. Then Quick Release, turn knob to Venting, placing damp cloth over vent. Be Careful.

  5. Remove lid and serve.

  6. *Note: I refer to bean broth as the liquid that remains after you cook soaked beans or aquafaba.

Notes

Instant Pot Jamaican stew Peas

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32 Comments
  1. Tamieka
    January 12, 2019

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    Yummy yummy yummy!!
    Made this today and it was delicious!!
    I used cayenne pepper instead of scotch bonnet…lol.
    I also added yucca/casavva… it added a nice thickness to it.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 12, 2019

      Tamieka, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and I love your adjustments.

  2. Carolyn Young
    January 3, 2019

    Hi Michelle, I didn’t see my post from yesterday and forgot everything I typed, so I created a much smaller post today. But I’m glad the post showed up and you were able to see it. Yes, I meant the Lion of Judah brand of soya chunks (not curls). Sorry about that.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you Carolyn, I appreciate that.

  3. Rasheda
    December 29, 2018

    Hello Michelle
    This recipe looks really good, but I am not a vegan and would like to add meat as well. Any instructions on how do to do that? Either beef or smoked turkey would work for me.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 29, 2018

      Rasheda this is a vegan website, I suggest you use Google, I’m happy you stopped by anyway.

  4. tee
    December 29, 2018

    hi, about to try this recipe and I’m new to the instant pot! when cooking the peas initially in the pot you’ve mentioned high pressure for 35 mins but not what type of release to do? is it a quick release or 10min natural release. many thanks

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 29, 2018

      Tee sorry about that quick release is fine.

  5. Elizabeth
    November 21, 2018

    Hello! This recipe looks absolutely amazing!! My family is from Jamaica and my husband and I have stopped eating meat and chicken 1.5 years now. To find a vegan recipe of stew peas and rice is heavenly! Here’s my question — to get the true taste of stew peas w/o using meat, I’d like to use Soy Curls. Any suggestions on how I should season the soy curls to resemble the meat taste of oxtails? Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 21, 2018

      That’s wonderful Elizabeth, I’m happy you have found my page and congrats on your journey. There are several ways to approach the Soy Curls but here is one, rehydrate using just enough water (or you can use a vegan bouillon plus water). squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Toss soy curls with oil, add Bragg’s liquid aminos to taste if you only rehydrated with water. Add thyme, Italian seasoning, nutritional yeast flakes. onion powder, garlic powder, paprika. Bake on an oiled baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway. Stir in this seasoned Soy Curls after the stew peas are finished cooking. Make sure you don’t cook it in the Instant Pot, just stir baked soy curls in at the end. Obviously I didn’t test this recipe so please let me know how you like it. Happy Holidays

      • Elizabeth
        November 22, 2018

        Hi Michelle, i appreciate the quick reply! Yes, i will certainly try the recommendation on how to season the soy curks and will let you know. I told my meat-eating brother i found a vegan stew peas recipe, he about fell out his chair!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

        • Michelle Blackwood
          November 23, 2018

          Hahaha, I can’t wait for you to make it for him. Whenever I make it for non-vegqns it is usually a big hit.

          • Elizabeth
            January 2, 2019

            Hi Michelle, Happy New Year to you, it’s Elizabeth. I’ve made this dish several times. I haven’t tried making it with the soy curls, however I made it this evening with soy chunks and it was AMAZING!!! I used 2 1/4 cups of veggie broth (that I heated in a sauce pan) and 1 cup of hot water. I added Ocho Rios brand meat seasoning, black pepper, onion powder, powdered thyme, and salt and soaked the chunks for 20 mins. Once they rehydrated, I squeezed any excess water out of the chunks and added them in the stew. So good!!! If you’re interested I used the Lion of Judah brand of soy curls (the light color) which created a nice brienisj color once hydrated.

          • Michelle Blackwood
            January 2, 2019

            Hello Elizabeth, that’s wonderful. I’m so happy it worked out for you. I haven’t tried the Ocho Rios brand seasoning as yet, I need to check it out. Your adjustments sound amazing. I believe you meant the soy chunks brand is the Lion of Judah. Thank you very much for your inspiration.Happy New Year to you and your family.

  6. Krystal woodhouse
    September 19, 2018

    CanI use can kidney beans instead of dry?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 19, 2018

      Absolutely, this is what I would do, use about 3-4 cans kidney beans, half the amount of other liquids in the recipe. Add the remaining ingredients as written except I would add the salt after its cooked and cook on high pressure for about 10 minutes. Bear in mind that I didn’t make it this way as yet, it is a suggestion. If it works, let me know.

  7. Francesca Vergnano
    September 8, 2018

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    Hi! I don’t have a instant pot, how long do you think it would need to cook in a regular pot?

  8. Karen
    July 25, 2018

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    I did not think it possible to enjoy stew peats this much without the meat – I’m becoming a regular on your site.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 25, 2018

      Thank you Karen, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I appreciate your feedback.

  9. Stacy
    May 19, 2018

    Hello! I am looking to make this and i have been hesitant sine i am only making for 1. Would you be so kind to help with vegetable broth and bean broth amount? I was thinking 1 cup dry kidneys beans would work for 1. Thanks in advance

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 19, 2018

      1 cup dry kidney beans would be half of the recipe. So just half the ingredients and if you have a lot leftover, freeze the remainder in portion bags.

  10. Ymani
    February 1, 2018

    Wow! Why am I just finding your website. Just when I needed some inspiration for vegan cooking. I was about to go back to cooking meat (the recipes I know). I’m so grateful. I love that they are “our” recipes too. I see you sis. Great work. Give thanks

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 2, 2018

      Hi Sis. welcome to my website, I’m so happy you found my website, nothing happens by chance. Please enjoy and let me know how you are doing and I’m open to creating recipes that I haven’t posted as yet. Also, check out my cookbook, it has many recipes that are not on my website.

  11. Indra
    January 25, 2018

    Hi! This recipe looks great! Wondering if you have tried it in the crockpot or have any tips for trying the recipe that way?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 25, 2018

      Indra, I haven’t tried it in a crockpot but it should be fine in the cockpit

  12. Dev
    January 21, 2018

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    This is a great idea

  13. Debbie
    January 21, 2018

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    My family enjoyed this dish. Simple to make and absolutely delicious. 👍👍👍

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 21, 2018

      Awe thank you Debbie, so happy your family enjoyed it, its definitely our family favorite as well.

  14. Kate
    January 15, 2018

    Hey there! I’m hoping to make this tonight, but the cooking time seems really high… doesn’t everything get overlooked and mushy? I’m an instant pot noob, but most of the recipes I’ve tried are cooked for 3-5 minutes with immediate quick release. Also, can I use canned beans? Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 15, 2018

      Kate, I have a video on my facebook page of the above post, it the very same photo that’s showing here and you can see it doesn’t look like mush. I’m sure you can reduce the time but I will leave it as it worked perfectly for me.

      • Kate
        January 15, 2018

        Thanks so much, Michelle! I’ll let you know how it turns out :)