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Instant Pot Hairy Bikers Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Bacon, beans and sausage in a flavorful broth. Enjoy a large ladleful served over rice. 


  • 12 ounces pork sausages
  • 6 pieces of thick cut bacon
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry navy beans or butter beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. For best results soak the beans for about 8 hours in plenty of water. Rinse and drain.
  2. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Brown the sausages for about 5 minutes, turning half way through. They don’t have to be cooked all the way through. Move the sausage to a plate and set aside.
  3. Cut the bacon into half inch pieces. Add the bacon into Instant Pot and cook until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. 
  4. Add the onion into the Instant Pot with the bacon grease. Saute until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. 
  5. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off saute setting.
  6. Add in the soaked beans, bay leaf and salt.
  7. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 20 minutes.  When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  8. Add in the sausages, pepper, paprika, tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire, brown sugar and Italian seasoning. Stir. Cover Instant Pot and pressure cook for 3 more minutes. Release pressure and remove lid.
  9. Stir and serve over rice and top with the crispy bacon. 


If you want it less like soup then only use 2 cups of chicken broth instead of 3 cups. 

This is my Instant Pot version of Hairy Bikers’ Sausage casserole. You can find the original recipe on the BBC website.

  • Category: Sausage
  • Method: Instant Pot