Posts tagged: Cup Brown Sugar

One Pot Sweet and Sour Spareribs

By , November 1, 2012

Submitted by Glenn R.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 1 Tb oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice wine (or cider) vinegar
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 lbs of ribs, trimmed and cut for serving.
  • Corn starch slurry


Directions are for Instant Pot 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker.

  • Add oil, sauté onions until just translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except cornstarch slurry. Make sure spareribs are submerged in sauce. You can marinate refrigerated in the pot for several hours.
  • Pressure cook on “Stew” for 12 minutes, leave on keep warm for 3 minutes. Release pressure. Check meat for doneness and moisture. If needs more time set timer to “Stew” for a few more minutes.
  • When meat is done, remove meat to bowl and adjust seasoning (if needed). Set to sauté, when sauce starts to boil, add cornstarch slurry to thicken to desired taste and stir for one minute.
  • Serve with rice and veggies of your choice.
  • Variation, brown meat in oil on sauté before cooking. Alternately, “char” firmer meat on bbq or under broiler after pressure cooking, basting with strained sauce. Either of these are preferable if you aren’t using fish sauce.

Old Fashioned Calico Beans

By , June 13, 2012

Old Fashioned Calico BeansSubmitted by Pastor D.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • (more if you like)
  • 1 pound bacon or bacon pieces
  • Fried, crisp
  • 1 large can of pork and beans
  • 2: 15 ½ oz. Cans of butter beans, drained
  • 2: 15 ½ cans of kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cups stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped or ground)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke


Brown bacon in instant pot on saute setting and then crumble. Save drippings. Add hamburger & onion. Brown.

Drain off excess fat . Combine all ingredients (including drippings) in instant pot. Using manual setting cook for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

By , March 27, 2012

Submitted by Lindsey.


  • 3/4 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed

For garnish

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, pulsed in food processor
  • 1/4 cup almonds, pulsed in food processor


Add rice, water, coconut milk, sugar, and salt to the pressure cooker. Use the manual setting and set the time to 7 minutes at High pressure. Let the cooker to cool down naturally. Unlock the lid and uncover rice. Add in half and half, vanilla, and chopped mango. Stir together. Serve in small bowls with toasted coconut and almonds over top.