Category: Meat

Instant Pot Lasagna Pie

By , November 23, 2015

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Submitted by Bibi V.
Note: I used a 6″ springform pan and all ingredients were raw.

Ingredients:
Dry lasagna noodles
Jar pasta sauce
Ricotta cheese
Shredded parmessan cheese
Ground Italian sausage
Fresh mushrooms

Prepare springform pan with olive oil spray or similar.

Break down lasagna noodles to fit bottom one layer. Add layer of ricotta and couple of spoonfulls of pasta sauce.

Break down ground sausage into small pieces and add a layer. Top with shredded cheeses and sliced fresh mushrooms.

Top with lasagna noodles (broken to fit) and begin again, about 3 layers total depending on depth of your pan.

Cover with aluminum foil. Place on trivet in IP with 1.5 cups water. Cook 20 mins on HP. NPR 20 minutes.

Let sit 10 mins before removing sides of pan and serving.

For MORE pictures, and community conversation see Bibi’s original post in the Instant Pot® Community Facebook group.

Pressure Grilled Beef (video)

By , October 31, 2015

Pressure Grilled Beef How-to video   – Marinated Ribeye On A Round Steak Budget – with Marinade Recipe

How would you like to have a 4 pound marinated ribeye?

You can duplicate one here for less than the price of one 8 oz steak – turn any piece of meat into a marinated grilled steak. Marinated grilled steak recipe. Cobb Cooker used for the cold smoke.

Pasta Florentine with Italian Sausage

By , September 20, 2015

Submitted by Tonya N.
Pasta Florentine with Italian Sausage

1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage
1 diced onion
Minced garlic
Sliced mushrooms
12 oz bag frozen spinach
1 box penne pasta
1 jar sweet basil pasta sauce
Water (approx 2 cups)
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Grated pecorino romano

Using the “Saute” setting, brown the sausage along with the onions, garlic and mushrooms. Add the frozen spinach, the pasta, plus enough water so the pasta is just barely covered. 6 minutes on high (I used the “Meat” setting and reduced the time) then do a quick manual release when it beeps. Stir in shredded mozzarella. Serve it with grated pecorino romano cheese.

Manny’s Hot and Easy Steak Dinner

By , August 20, 2015

Submitted by Manny N.
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Manny steak

Ingredients:
1 cup of water
3/4 tsp granulated garlic or 3 crushed cloves
1 – 8 oz (240ml) Tomato Sauce
1 medium onion 7 oz / 200 grams
2 small green bell peppers 10.5 oz / 300 grams
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
3 roma tomatoes diced 9.5 oz / 270 grams
2 jalapeño peppers diced 2 oz / 60 grams (adjust heat to taste +/-)
1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 oz / 80 grams
2 – 3 tbs / 7.8 – 23.5 grams of general purpose flour
1.5 Lbs / 800 grams Flank Steak(preferred) or Round Steak cut into small Strips

Directions:
Put all of the ingredients in the IP except the flour and mix with a wooden spoon, close the lid and press the Meat/Stew button and then reduce the time to 25 minutes. When the time is up do a Quick release and carefully open the lid. In a bowl, pour about a cup and a half (355ml) of the liquid. Whisk the flour in little by little until you start to get a pasty texture. You may or not need all of the flour. (If you don’t use flour you can use boxed mashed potato flakes or powder) Add this mixture to the stew and mix well. Serve over white rice. Tastes even better the next day!

Enjoy!

Kale, Sausage & Potato Soup

By , July 28, 2015

Submitted by Susan M.
– similar to Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden.
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Kale, Sausage, Potato Soup RECIPE

Amounts can vary, at your discretion:

Do a quick sauté of onion, garlic and ground sausage (I used chorizo today for a little heat).

Throw in potatoes and lots of seasoning (thyme, salt, a little crushed red pepper) and 1.5 qts of chicken stock.

Hit “Soup” for 25 minutes, then turn off heat and quick release in order to open the lid to add more ingredients.

Add chopped kale and a generous splash of half and half (or coconut/almond milk, if dairy-free), continue to heat on “Saute” if needed, or just with residual heat until kale is slightly wilted and cream is warmed through.

Serve topped with a little Parmesan. It tastes great next day, too.

Enjoy. :)

Homemade Dog Food

By , May 28, 2015

Homemade DOG Food submitted by Anita W.

1 1/3 cup brown rice
1/4 cup green lentils
1 large potato, cubed
1 sweet potato, cubed
handful of kale or chard stems or several whole leaves, chopped several sprigs of parsley, chopped or 1 cube frozen
1/2 tsp salt, preferably sea salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 1/2 cups water
1 chicken leg quarter
optional: 1 chicken liver or other giblet

Combine all ingredients in the pressure cooker pot, laying the chicken on top.
Seal and cook on high pressure for 23 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally.
Pull the chicken from the bone and mix it back into the cooked rice. Refrigerate.

Serving size depends on the nutrition requirements of your dog. I feed this as one of 2 meals daily to my black lab and it makes about 5 servings. At nearly 15 years old she is still extremely healthy and I credit that in part to this quality food.

I buy chicken quarters in a 10 pound bag and freeze the pieces individually. It can be added frozen to the pressure cooker.

When fresh parsley is abundant I chop it, pack it in ice cube trays and top them with a bit of water before freezing. I have frozen parsley cubes to add all winter.

Pork Chops – Simple and Quick

By , March 5, 2014

Submitted by Teresa G.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Pork Chops – ½ to ¾ inch thick
  • One egg – beaten
  • Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Onions – chopped – as much as you like – ½ cup maybe
  • 2 – 4 Garlic cloves – squashed and chopped
  • Butter- 1 tbsp
  • Oil 1-2 tbsp. or orange/ginger coconut oil (Loblaws/Superstore)

 Instructions:

Put pressure cooker on sauté.  Heat the oil and butter to very hot.  Should I want my pork chops slightly flavoured I use the orange/ginger coconut oil or just coconut oil to heat replacing the oil.

Make sure your pork chops are at room temperature.  Dredge them in flour, dip into beaten egg, dredge them in bread crumbs.  Brown them lots on both sides in the hot pressure cooker.  When well browned on both sides, remove and put on plate.

Throw in the onions, swish them around for a minute until softer looking, then throw in the garlic and swish around.

Switch to steam cycle.

Leave the onions, garlic and drippings in the pot.  Add about two to three tablespoons of water.  Put steamer in pot, place browned pork chops on steamer above the water and drippings.

Seal lid, steam for 5 minutes, release the steam,  remove from the pot…….Perfect, juicy pork chops You may use the ‘juice’ in the pot to pour over the pork chops or you can add a little polenta (or flour) and water, saute and make it like a gravy.

Almost Instant Rice Dinner

By , January 21, 2014

Submitted by Teresa G.

Busy all day, forgot to prepare supper and now dinner hour is upon me…..what to do?

I realized quickly I did not have to worry as I had my InstantPot to help me!

Ingredients:

  • Bacon- 3 slices cut up into pieces
  • Coconut oil- couple of tablespoons
  • Any leftover cooked meat – I had a pork chop left over from the night before, cut up into small pieces  (my mother cannot chew large pieces) Leftover vegetables cut up – I had carrots and cabbage  leftover from night before, but you can use any vegetable.
  • Cut up red pepper
  • One cup bruschetta- I purchase in jar from Costco and have it on hand One cup of rice- I used white rice One cup of water

Directions:

I heated my Instant Pot on sauté cycle and added the coconut oil to melt I added the bacon and stirred until it was cooked but NOT crisp I added the leftover meat and sautéed it so it is flavoured in the bacon and coconut oil Along with the above I sautéed the raw rice Then I added the vegetables, bruschetta, water I sealed the lid and manual cooked it for five minutes…..let sit for a couple of minutes and released the steam.

It was delicious served with a side salad…….we ate it all!

This would also make a wonderful stuffing for Green peppers….

Tim’s Pressure Cooker Pasta

By , January 13, 2014

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Editor’s note:  For pasta, it’s important to add just the right amount of liquid. Otherwise, the pasta could become too so soggy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of ground meat
  • 1 large sweet onion (chopped fine)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans of canned sliced mushrooms (small cans)
  • 1 jar 45 oz. spaghetti sause (I used chunky style)
  • 1 box (1 pound) Penne pasta, uncooked (I used Barilla)
  • 3 cups of chicken broth (more or less)
  • 1 cup red wine

Directions:

  1. Sauté the onion with the garlic in the olive oil (pressure cooker on the browning setting)
  2. Add the ground meat, and brown.
  3. Add both cans of mushrooms (with liquid)
  4. Add the box of pasta
  5. Add enough chicken broth to cover the dry noodles
  6. Add wine (drink a large glass during this step)
  7. Add all seasoning (Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes)
  8. Add the jar of Ragu sauces and stir.
  9. Seal pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes ( I set it to “meat” and lowered the time.
  10. Release pressure manually
  11. Stir and add 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  12. Let sit for 10 minutes and enjoy!

 

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs

By , November 2, 2013

Submitted by Aaron.

This is a asian-fusion take on a Hawaiian favourite.  You don’t get a lot of beef dishes on the islands so I’ve modified a traditional Shoyu (Soy Sauce) chicken recipe with some additional Asian elements (Korean & Thai) to make some tasty short ribs.

Prep Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Marinating Time: 4 – 24 hours (depending on your tastes)

Cooking Time: Around 30 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 4 servings

  • 4 large beef short ribs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce (used reduced salt soy sauce for those who have salt intake concerns)
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar (use 1/2 cup equivalent of artificial sweetener for those who have diabetic or carbohydrate dietary restrictions)
  • 1 large orange, halved (use a blood orange for a slightly different taste)
  • 1 head of garlic, separated, peeled and crushed (or use more or less to taste.  You can also substitute garlic powder in a pinch)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, about the size of 1/2 a deck of cards, peeled, sliced and crushed (or use more or less to taste.  You can also substitute ginger powder in a pinch)
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 2 fresh Thai firecracker peppers, chopped (dried pepper flakes can be used)

OPTIONAL

  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil for a Korean style of ribs

Prep:

  1. Mix water, soya sauce and sugar in a large bowl or extra large freezer bag. Stir\mix until the sugar is dissolved. * NOTE: If you’re going to be using a bowl to prepare the marinade and/or to marinate the meat, remember to use a non-reactive material like glass, plastic, etc.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the halved orange in to the mix and stir\mix.
  3. Slice the orange in to pieces and put in the mixture.
  4.  Add the garlic, ginger root, green onions and chilli peppers in the mixture and stir\mix thoroughly.
  5.  Put in the ribs and stir\mix together.
  6.  Marinate to taste, no less than 4 hours (up to 24 hours for better tasting ribs), and stir\mix occasionally.

Cooking:

Heat a small about of oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet and add beef short ribs. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place beef short ribs in the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 Pressure Cooker and add the liquid mixture. Lock lid in place, choose the meat\stew setting and cook for 30 minutes.  Serve with sticky rice.

This is a asian-fusion take on a Hawaiian favourite.  You don’t get a lot of beef dishes on the islands so I’ve modified a traditional Shoyu (Soy Sauce) chicken recipe with some additional Asian elements (Korean & Thai) to make some tasty short ribs.

Prep Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Marinating Time: 4 – 24 hours (depending on your tastes)

Cooking Time: Around 30 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 4 servings

• 4 large beef short ribs

• 1 cup of water

• 3/4 cup soy sauce (used reduced salt soy sauce for those who have salt intake concerns) • 1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar (use 1/2 cup equivalent of artificial sweetener for those who have diabetic or carbohydrate dietary restrictions) • 1 large orange, halved (use a blood orange for a slightly different taste) • 1 head of garlic, separated, peeled and crushed (or use more or less to taste.  You can also substitute garlic powder in a pinch) • 1 piece of fresh ginger, about the size of 1/2 a deck of cards, peeled, sliced and crushed (or use more or less to taste.  You can also substitute ginger powder in a pinch) • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped • 2 fresh Thai firecracker peppers, chopped (dried pepper flakes can be used)

OPTIONAL

• 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil for a Korean style of ribs

Prep:

1.Mix water, soya sauce and sugar in a large bowl or extra large freezer bag. Stir\mix until the sugar is dissolved.

* NOTE: If you’re going to be using a bowl to prepare the marinade and/or to marinate the meat, remember to use a non-reactive material like glass, plastic, etc.

 

2.Squeeze the juice from the halved orange in to the mix and stir\mix.

3.Slice the orange in to pieces and put in the mixture.

4.Add the garlic, ginger root, green onions and chilli peppers in the mixture and stir\mix thoroughly.

5.Put in the ribs and stir\mix together.

6.Marinate to taste, no less than 4 hours (up to 24 hours for better tasting ribs), and stir\mix occasionally.

Cooking:

Heat a small about of oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet and add beef short ribs. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place beef short ribs in the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 Pressure Cooker and add the liquid mixture. Lock lid in place, choose the meat\stew setting and cook for 30 minutes.  Serve with sticky rice.

Ham, scalloped potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes

By , August 15, 2013

Ham scalloped potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes 300x224 Ham, scalloped potatoes and mashed sweet potatoesBy Teresa B. G.

Some people have the mistaken idea that Pressure Cooking means that the WHOLE meal must be cooked in it…..this is the case yes, in the way of stews, sauces etc.  But a pressure cooker is also a very great aid to daily cooking.  It shortens cooking time for any meal.  People like to pressure cook ribs and then put them on the BBQ.  Well, I often use my pressure cooker to speed up the process in some of my dishes.  Scalloped potatoes being one of the dishes where I shorten the time and the flavour seems to be better as well.

 

Ham, Scalloped Potatoes and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

 

This is my go to meal when I have company as it can be prepared ahead of time and also cooked in a very short time.  Everyone always loves it.  My friend just visited from BC and I made this for supper.  She did not want a different supper the next day…..she wanted to finish this and enjoyed it both times!

 

Ingredients:

  • Costco’s double cooked ham. Usually is a large ham, so I cut off a piece large/small enough to fit in my pressure cooker
  • Onions, diced. As many as you like in the amount of  scalloped potatoes  you are preparing– we like lots
  • Mushrooms: ½ to 1 cup cleaned and sliced
  • Garlic: 2 cloves mashed and diced
  • Coconut Oil: 1 – 2 tablespoons. Or use what you like.  The coconut – virgin-organic, gives the scalloped potatoes a ‘sweet’ type of taste
  • Baker Potatoes: I usually do one large potatoe per person so that I can have leftovers
  • Sweet Potatoes. As many as you like
  • Butter
  • Milk/Cream

Preparation:

The day before my company came I peeled the baker potatoes, washed them, and then sliced them in even slices with my mandolin I diced the onions, sliced the mushrooms and mashed the garlic

Heat up the pressure cooker on sauté.  I place the coconut oil in the pot, melt it, sauté the onions and the mushrooms just until onions start getting soft and then throw in the garlic for a short time – just till aroma of garlic starts wafting through.  Add a little salt to taste,  some butter, melt and then add some flour to thicken.  Pour in a cup of milk, I sometimes mix cream with the milk and stir together in pot.  It should be liquidy. Place all of this into a bowl.  Shut off pressure cooker.  It will thicken in the oven later.

Peel the baker potatoes and slice into even thickness more or less – I use a mandolin for this (Goodwill .99 cents!).  Winners or Homesense – anywhere from $ 9.00 to $ 30.00 Place up to one cup of water into InstantPot, place vegetable steamer in, place potatoes into vegetable steamer and steam for 2 minutes.  When done, release pressure.

Mix the potatoes with the onions/mushrooms/garlic/milk sauce .  The potatoes should not be swimming in the sauce but can be as some people like them very saucy, look up scalloped potatoe recipes to know how much liquid.   I just go by eye and it works every time, doesn’t much matter.  I grease a casserole or cake pan, place the potatoe mixture into the pan and distribute evenly.  You can cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake….I prepare a day in advance, or you can bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes until browned.  What you have done is just shortened the time for cooking scalloped potatoes.  The steaming is just a way to shorten the process.

The day of the meal I place the ham on a trivet in the InstantPot and pour in a cup of water.  I pressure cook the ham for 30 minutes…..it is then heated right through and just wonderful flavour.  You can let pressure naturally release or if you are ready, release it manually.  Ready to slice and serve.

I always like a sweet potatoe mash with my ham.   Peel your sweet potatoes, dice them and steam them in the InstantPot (1 cup water) for 2 minutes.  Release pressure or let it release itself, then I just mash them with a potatoe masher, add  butter, cream, and if you like salt.  Ready to serve and delicious.  You can do this ahead of time as well and just reheat it.   Serve with buns or sliced bread and a nice salad.

 

 

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Meatloaf (Gluten Free)

By , April 19, 2013

Submitted by Brandilyn T.

YUMMY! Use ground beef or ground chicken for this recipe. You can also have the option to add potatoes for a full meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 small can drained mushrooms (I like to chop these)
  • 1 cup milk

Options

  • Thick sliced potatoes (about 1/2 ” slices) Sea salt and dry garlic grinder

Topping

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 TBSP brown sugar

Directions

Spray inner pot with non-stick spray.

Mix Meatloaf ingredients, shape into a round loaf and place inside pot, forming to fit.

I like to form meatloaf more to one side of the pot and add thick potato slices stacked up in the remaining area next to the loaf. (If you decide to add potatoes, season them now with sea salt/garlic.)

Make your meatloaf topping and add to the top of your loaf.

Close and lock Instant pot lid and make sure the Steam Release Handle is in “venting” position. Choose the Slow Cook key and adjust (using – or +) for time. Then adjust for Temperature (using the Less/Normal/More keys – Less=Low/Normal=Med/More=High)

Cooking Time:

  • LOW 6-8 hours or on HIGH 4-6 hours

Savory Black Beans subtly flavored with Ham Shank

By , February 13, 2013

Savory black beansSubmitted by Kay A.

For the investment in planning time, you will get a savory, healthy pot of black beans that are versatile to serve. These beans are savory, not spicy. If you want spicy, you will need to add heat to the recipe.

Makes 8 cups. Each cup is approximately 225 calories

24 hours prior to cooking beans

  • 8 ounce ham shank
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound dry black beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons whey (vinegar will work, too)

Put the ham shank and 4 cups of water in Instant Pot, add lid, press Meat button and set time at 35 minutes. Pot will take 5 minutes to come to pressure and then cook for 35 minutes. Either do a quick release of pressure or allow the Instant Pot to cool down normally based upon how much time you have. When the contents are cool enough, transfer the water and shank to a bowl, cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator.

Combine the beans, water and whey (or vinegar) in the Instant Pot, and set aside to soak the beans . (The soak will aid in digestion and nutrition absorption.)

Cooking the beans

Remove the ham shank and liquid from the refrigerator. With a spoon, skim off and discard all hardened fat that has floated to the top of the water. Remove the ham shank to a cutting board. Trim off all meat from the bone. Trim the red meat into bite size pieces, making sure to trim off all visible fat. Feed the fat to the dog.

Drain and rinse the beans. (Discard all soaking water). Add to the beans in the pot:

  • the tasty, lean ham shank meat
  • the broth we skimmed
  • the bones of the shank
  • 1 red or green pepper (sliced, seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 stalk celery, diced
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (we will likely add more after cooking)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax or chia seeds (optional – for nutrition not flavor)

Stir, add lid, press Beans/Chili button and set time to 25 minutes and walk away. (The Instant Pot will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure and then cook for 25 minutes.) This will result in a firm black bean. If you want your beans on the softer side, set the time to 30 minutes.

When beeps done, throw a dishtowel over the top of the pot and do a quick pressure release. Remove the bones and discard. Taste the beans for softness and salt. Cook a few minutes more if you want the beans softer. Add salt to taste. Insert an immersion blender and zap the beans a few very short times to thicken the beans a little.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve as soup with homemade cornbread
  • With a slotted spoon, scoop some beans and serve over Brown Jasmine rice
  • With a slotted spoon, scoop some beans into a whole grain flour tortilla with cheese, diced tomatoes and onions, Greek yogurt, etc.)
  • Use as the beans in a quick chili recipe
  • Puree to serve as refried beans
  • With a slotted spoon, scoop some beans and serve as a side dish to my Mild Chicken Enchilada recipe

 

Pork & Greens Hearty-Soup

By , March 25, 2012

Submitted by Sandra K.

Instructions:

  • 3 lbs. lean ground Pork
  • 1 lb. fresh Kale
  • 3 cups low-fat Chicken Broth
  • 1 medium red onion***
  • 1 level TBS. Poultry Seasoning powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

Instructions:

  • Chop kale and onion in small pieces.
  • Put Ch.Broth in EPC and add P.Seasoning and G.Salt. Mix well.
  • Add pork, kale and onion (*** or onion may be added Raw at the the end of cooking.)
  • Bring to High Pressure and cook for 6 min.
  • Release pressure.
  • Optional: *** Add raw onion to cooked soup if desired.
  • Serve with home-made Corn Tortillas!

Curry Meatballs

By , February 21, 2012

Submitted by Teresa G.

Meatballs– ( Gluten free if you like):

For One pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup medium unsweetened coconut
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh ginger or ginger powder to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) soy sauce (I use VH Soy Sauce as it is wheat free)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper Mix altogether and form into meatballs – about a tablespoon size or little bigger.

Store covered in refrigerator until needed.

Curry:

  • 2 – 4 tbsp curry powder or paste
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • (Fresh basil – optional)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce ) can stewed, diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • (1 tbsp powdered chicken bouillon – optional)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • (1 cup Whipping Cream – optional)

Heat about two tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil in the pressure cooker that has sautéing feature with AT LEAST two tablespoons of curry powder or paste.(or use a pan). I use almost double as I really like the strong curry taste. If you use more curry powder, you would need more oil. Stir constantly.

Saute for about 2 – 5 minutes.

Stir in a half onion that has been thinly sliced and two cloves of garlic crushed and saute until onion is translucent, stirring (up to 10 mins.) Be careful not to burn the garlic. If you burn the garlic it will be very bitter. I also often add lots of fresh basil as I love basil. If you need more oil then add more oil.

Stir in a 14.5 ounce can of stewed diced tomatoes. I also add about a tablespoon of powdered chicken bouillon. Remember the bouillon is salty so do not add more salt.

Now add an eight ounce can of tomato sauce, the 14 ounce can of coconut milk and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Stir together.

Now take out your meatballs from the fridge and drop them into the sauce…..do not brown or cook them before hand. Put them raw into the sauce. Do not start stirring vigorously as you may inadvertently chop up the meatballs you have so carefully made!

Put lid on the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 10 – 12 minutes. If you have a soup or stew setting on an electric pressure cooker you can use that setting.

Let the pressure naturally release.

Often I add a cup of whipping cream to the sauce after pressure cooking…yummy. I do it after because to tell you the truth I do not know if it should be in the pot while pressure cooking.
If your sauce turns out too runny for your taste, you can cook it with lid off until it cooks off, but I have not had that problem.

A great option is to put one cup of rice with two cups of water in a metal bowl…cover with aluminum foil or lid and carefully place on top of the curry sauce….pressure cook it with the curry. Instant meal! Cooking the rice at the same time in the pressure cooker was someone else’s idea…a great one!

I also play with this recipe lots….sometimes I will add peanut butter to the curry sauce or mango chutney is a great addition. Very tasty.

Instead of meatballs I often use chicken breasts cut into pieces….marinate the chicken in the oil and curry power/paste first. Then sauté it before putting in the onion and garlic.

Sometimes I will use shrimp. I clean the shrimp and sauté it in butter then add it to the pressure cooked sauce at the very end. I only sauté the shrimp enough to change it to pink in the pan. If you sauté longer than that you will make the shrimp very tough.

Great Tasting curry!

BBQ Ribs

By , February 16, 2012

This is a recipe submitted by Sina.

BBQ Rib Feb 16 2 52 44 PM 239x320 BBQ Ribsgot my instant pot today. i just made my first food in it and i’m impressed!!!! i have in 20 minutes tender pork back ribs( after they were finished i put them for 5-10 minutes under the broiler so they got a nice colour!) they taste amazing.

I ALREADY LOVE MY INSTANT POT. falling of the bone ribs after 20 minutes in the instant pot. wow.

i seasoned them with a rib rub and browned them on the “browning” setting first. took them out…. added 1 can of root beer. added the steam rack in the pot,brushed selfmade bbq sauce on the rib pieces,arranged the pork back ribs on the steam rack. closed the lid, used meat setting for 20 minutes. after pressure was gone and all was finished i took the ribs out(very tender!!!!) and just brushed some bbq sauce on them again and put them for 5-10 minutes under a broiler(oven). that’s it. awesome and tender fall of the bone ribs in 30 minutes with the help of the instant pot! thanks for an amazing product.

(shared it on facebook as well)more to come on facebook for sure. :-)

Hyper Curry in a Hurry

By , February 11, 2012

Recipe submitted by Eliot.

I love my Instant pot, and have talked about it to all my friends. Amazing cooking tool for busy students!

This recipe has served me well and is always a hit with guests. It’s flexible delicious and quick to make Thai tasting curry. All you need is the instant pot.

Take your curry to another dimension!

HyperCurry 320x263 Hyper Curry in a HurryHyper Curry:

You will need:

  • 1 tbsb Yellow curry paste: (Green = Hot. Red = medium, Yellow = mild)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (match the meat option)
  • 3 tbsb of fish sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lime leaves (whole)
  • 1 lemon grass stalk
  • 1 piece of ginger (thumb sized)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 can Coconut Milk

Meat Options: Chicken or pork or beef, or tofu)

Extra options: (bamboo shoots, root veggies, squash, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, peanuts, galangal, cilantro, green onions, tofu, shrimp)

Directions:

Add:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Selected Meat
  • 1 tbs curry paste.
  • fish sauce (or liht soy sauce)
  • garlic (rough chop)
  • lime leaves
  • lemon grass stalk (cut in half lengthwise) ginger (whole) carrot (pieces) large onion (pieces) large potato (Pieces) (Dried mushrooms, if you like) Close and lock Cook at pressure for 15-20 Release pressure While liquid is still hot, Add:
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • Personalized options (I like bamboo shoots, green onions, cilantro, shrimp) Add curry paste + fish sauce to taste.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with rice or noodles.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice + drizzle some coconut milk over the finished plate.

Good luck!

Rack of Lamb Casserole

By , October 6, 2010

Rack of Lamb Casserole Rack of Lamb Casserole
For 6-8 Servings:

1 pound rack of lamb
1 pound of baby potatoes
2 carrots
1 large onion
2 stalks of celery
2 medium size tomatoes
2 cups of chicken stock
3-4 large cloves of garlic
1-2 teaspoons of salt depending on the salt content of the chicken stock
2 teaspoon of cumin powder
2 teaspoon of Paprika
A pinch of dried rosemary
A pinch of dried oregano leaves
2 table spoons of ketchup
3 table spoons of sherry or red wine
A splash of beer if you have one in hand

Wash all vegetables, and cut potatoes and carrots into 1 inch cubes. Dice the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Cut the rack of lamb to two halves. Put everything, I mean everything, in the cooking pot and mix well. Put the cooking pot in the Instant Pot base. Close the lid to Close position as you see flashes of “- – -“ on the LED display panel. Press the Stew/Meat button, and 35 (minutes cooking time) is shown on the LED. After about 10 seconds, you hear a beep and the LED display shows the running circle indicating the cooking process has started.

All you need to do from this point is to have a drink of your beer, sit back and relax, until you hear 3 beeps indicating the food is cooked. Wait for a few minutes until the Instant Pot cools down and you can safely or comfortably release the remaining pressure by turning the pressure release handle to the “Vent” position. Need to wait for a little longer if there is still jets of steam coming out when you try to turn the pressure release to the “Vent” position. You may open the lid once there is no pressure inside. Serve over rice or multigrain rice.