Instant Pot Cajun Style Black Eyed Pea Stew


Ingredients
Holy Trinity Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow onion – finely minced in a food processor
  • 2 celery stalks – finely minced in a food processor
  • 1 green bell pepper – finely minced in a food processor
Stew Ingredients:
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon finely minced garlic (about 4-5 garlic cloves)
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 ¼ cups vegetable broth (we used 1-32 oz. Pacific Organic Vegetable Broth*)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons 100% pure organic maple syrup
  • 2 cups dry black-eyed peas, picked through, rinsed thoroughly
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash or ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (see notes*)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sea salt (+/- to taste – see recipe notes*)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (+/- to taste)
Slurry Ingredients:
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Whisk the cornstarch with the water to create a slurry.
Other ingredients:
  • Bunch of swiss chard, escarole, or baby spinach (we used 5 oz. spinach (about 3 cups packed) – see notes*
Instructions
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Add the Holy Trinity ingredients (onion, celery, bell pepper) into a food processor, and process until the veggies are very finely minced, then add the Holy Trinity to the Instant Pot (no need to use sauté mode, it will be watery).
  2. Add all other remaining ingredients (except the Slurry Ingredients and Other Ingredients) to the Instant Pot.
  3. Set the Instant Pot manual high pressure cook for 20 minutes. When finished, allow to sit for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.   
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