Pressure Cooker Beer-Braised Sausage with Peppers

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Rated 5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Beer-Braised Sausage with Peppers
Pressure Cooker Beer-Braised Sausage with Peppers


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 Italian sausages
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 onion, sliced into strips
  • 1½ cups light beer
  • 6 sausage buns


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  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal.
  2. Sear the sausages in hot oil until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Remove sausages to a plate.
  3. Pile peppers and onions into the pressure cooker. Lay the sausages seared-side up on the peppers and onions. Pour beer into the pot.
  4. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  5. Select Meat/Stew and cook for 5 minutes on High pressure.
  6. Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  7. Serve sausages on buns topped with peppers and onions.
Mealthy tip:

Using green, red, and yellow peppers makes this dish as colorful as it is delicious. Just as they say "don't cook with a wine you wouldn't drink," why would you cook with anything other than your favorite beer! The unique flavors and nuances of your favorite beer with infuse into every bite.


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Randall Hauk says:

If you do exactly what the recipes says to do, you'll be happy with your result. HOWEVER . . . I used to live in Wisconsin, so I was unable to resist taking the sausages from the cooker to the grill to finish them there. There's just something about the beer-braise and grill combo that takes me back to those midwestern summers. I was able to not pile on the sauerkraut, though. I love it, but it's not the ONLY thing to go with sausages!

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Sam Dalton says:

This is like hot dogs for grown ups. Plus, sausage and beer are always a good mix! Overall this had a ton of great flavor and was very filling. I will for sure make this again in my pressure cooker.

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Jessica Scott says:

Made these for my boyfriend and he officially thinks I'm the best cook ever! He did not believe that I created this in our pressure cooker. I can't take all the credit though, this recipe was superb! The Italian sausages with the sweet bell peppers and onion are so good together.

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Holly Kint says:

This was a huge hit in my house!! I have big eaters, so I doubled the amount of sausages. Turned out perfect!! I will be making it again soon!!

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Kecia Jerome says:

I couldn't believe how easy and fast this recipe was... not to mention delicious! My husband absolutely loved this!

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Hector Jonass says:

This recipe is so delicious and easy to make! I used "hot" Italian sausages and use frozen peppers (out of laziness). Easy and quick to make for a weeknight dinner! Ate with a loaf of crusty bread & butter. I reduced the liquid and drizzled it over roasted potatoes. Was more interesting than good, but I had to try it.

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Pamela Cherapan says:

This was my first meal using an instant pot. I’m impressed. It was very easy, quick and delicious. My extra fussy hubby liked it so that’s a big compliment. Looking forward to many more meals from my Mealthy pot

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Barbara Rasse says:

This was tasty! We decided to top our sausages with a dollop of pizza sauce and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, because the Italian sausage reminded us of pizza.

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April York says:

I left out the red pepper and used green. Turned out great!