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13 Bean Soup

By , August 31, 2013

Submitted by Julie S.


  • 1 1/2 c. 13 Bean Soup Mix (mixed beans/peas/lentils) Ham Bone
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Soak beans in water overnight (or boil water, remove from stove and place beans for 1 hour to soak).    Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Put the ham bone and beans in the Instant Pot with just enough water to cover.  Seal pot and cook on Bean/Chili setting.
  3. Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button, release pressure naturally, then remove lid.
  4. Remove the ham bone, add remaining ingredients and stir.
  5. Seal pot and cook on soup setting, adjusted down to 20 minutes.
  6. Place damp, cold cloth on top of the lid to absorb heat and speed the natural pressure release.
  7. Open pot and enjoy!


Super Easy Chunky Chicken and Veggie Soup

By , January 23, 2013

Submitted by Kay A.


  • 1 lb frozen chicken breasts (3-4)
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 carrot, chopped chunky
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped chunky
  • 2 t diced garlic
  • 2 squash or zucchini, chopped chunky
  • 2 medium potatos, skin-on, quartered
  • 1 can Progresso Parmesan Recipe Starters
  • 1 T Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T ground flaxseed (optional, just for added nutrition not flavor) Salt to taste Pepper to taste


  1. Put all ingredients in Instant Pot except salt and pepper. Stir a little to distribute. Close lid, push rice button and set for 12 minutes.
  2. When beeps that finished, allow to depressurize normally.
  3. Remove lid. Using two forks, shread chicken breasts as much as desired in your soup. (Chicken should shred easily and be thoroughly cooked. If not, replace lid, push poultry and cook a few more minutes.)
  4. Stir the soup a little, but not too much or you will mush the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Replace lid and let sit on “keep warm” for about 30 minutes to fully integrate the flavor in the chicken.
  5. Serve with freshly baked whole grain rolls. Yummy.

Turkey Breast Easiest Ever

By , January 23, 2013

Submitted by Kay A.


  • 1 frozen turkey breast with frozen gravy packet
  • 1 whole onion


  1. Run water over frozen turkey breast and packet enough to remove the plastic on each. Leave the mesh on the turkey breast.
  2. Place frozen turkey breast, rozen gravy packet and whole onion in Instant Pot. Push poultry button and set minutes to 35. When finished, allow to depressurize for a few minutes. Remove lid, turn turkey breast over. Replace lid, press poultry and set time for 30 minutes. When beeps, allow to fully depressurize. Check internal temperature of turkey breast with meat thermometer. Mine was 180F degrees.
  3. Remove lid.  Check internal temperature of turkey breast with meat thermometer. Mine was 180F degrees.
  4. Remove mesh. Remove turkey and slice. Places slices and turkey gravy into serving dish.

Turkey was tender and better tasting than brining and cooking in oven.

Pressure Cooker Cassoulet

By , March 28, 2012

Submitted by: Jamie B.-M.

Cassoulet is a classic provincial French dish, which can take a few days to make when one has to soak beans and cook meat to the right tenderness. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker yields a cassoulet in under an hour!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless pork ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups great northern beans (or similar)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups herbed croutons
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled (optional)


Heat olive oil to medium high heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle pork ribs with salt and pepper, then brown in the skillet on all sides.

Add the pork to the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, then add the beans, broth, carrot, celery, onion, rosemary and garlic. Seal the pressure cooker and cook on the stew setting for 35 minutes.

Dish cassoulet into 4-6 large soup bowls, then top with equal amounts of croutons and goat cheese. Serve.

Serves 4-6.

Grandpa’s Chili With Beans

By , March 19, 2012

Submitted by Ed A.

This recipe does not require soaking the beans before hand so it is easy to throw together. I have used it at many barbecues with large crowds and it is always a favorite.


  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin Seed
  • 2 can diced green Chiles
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans beef broth and one can water
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 glove garlic
  • 2 lb course ground chuck
  • For extra spiciness add canned diced jalepenos to your liking.


  • Brown ground chuck and allow to carmelize. Deglaze pan with can of diced tomatoes.
  • Add meat beans and all other ingredients in Instantpot and set for beans.
  • After first cycle in the beans setting check your seasonings then reset the Instantpot for the beans cycle again.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

By , February 21, 2012

Submitted by  Jill S.


  • 1 pound frozen chicken tenders – approx 6
  • 3 cups rigatoni Pasta – uncooked
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • 4 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2/3 cup hot wing sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • ½ cups light whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Light Jarlesburg or Swiss Cheese or Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese or Gorgonzola cheese


  • Place the tenders, pasta, stock, celery, onions, carrots, wing sauce and ranch seasoning into the pressure cooker.
  • Stir and secure the pressure cooker lid.
  • Press the rice function and set timer for 10 minutes.
  • When cook time is complete, open and stir in the cream cheese till dissolved.
  • Add the cheddar, Swiss and Feta and again stir till dissolved.

Jan’s Slop Soup

By , February 19, 2012

Submitted by Janice M.

Ingredients and Instructions:

  • 6 chicken thighs and legs,enough water to cover the chicken for broth put in Instant Pot for 45 minutes till falls off bone discard skin if want to, I myself don’t waste nothing,skin good for dogs if you have any.
  • 1 can of hot chili beans
  • Use the broth you cooked the chicken in.
  • Whole garlic or powder put what you want in for your desire.
  • 1 chopped up onion
  • 3 med potatoes, chopped or whole
  • Half a cup of rice or some kind of pasta of your choice.
  • 1 can of peas
  • 3 slices of turkey bacon,cut up

I never season with salt or pepper until after all is cooked, I have to watch my salt intake. So season to your taste.

Oxtails Stew

By , February 19, 2012

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Submitted by Ted K.


  • 5 lbs oxtails
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar to taste


Season the oxtails with salt and pepper then put in the cooker Put the rest of the ingredients on top of oxtails, then pour the wine and water over everything.
Cook at stew setting for 40min. Let cool in cooker for at least 10min before opening the lid.
Season with salt, pepper to taste.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

By , February 19, 2012

Submitted by Tracey J.


  • 2 aseptic containers Organic chicken broth, low sodium
  • 5 organic carrots, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat pasta
  • 6 organic golden potatoes, cubed
  • 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes in own juice
  • 2 stalks organic celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cabbage, sliced
  • 1 crown broccoli, chopped


Add all to pot and stir. Pot will be pretty full but should be some space at top. Cook on soup setting. Use longer setting to ensure noodles are cooked.

Season with salt, fresh pepper, Italian seasonings, and a bit of hot sauce when it is done. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

We had this tonight with warm rolls. Delicious!

Baked Beans

By , February 19, 2012

Submitted by Deborah P.


  • 1 lb. small white beans (sometimes called Navy beans, or Northern white beans)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ground pepper
  • 4 cups of water or more as needed to cover beans
  • 2 tsp. salt (optional)


Soak beans over night in pot with cold water. Discard water in morning, and rinse the beans. Cover with 4 cups of fresh water, or more as needed. Cook the beans with the “Bean/Chili” at high pressure for 10 minutes to begin the softening process; skim off and discard any frothy stuff that rises to the surface. Add all of the other ingredients, top up water if necessary and pressure cook on “bean” setting for 45 minutes. The beans turn out uniformly soft and delicious. The Instant Pot will accommodate this recipe doubled which can be easily frozen in serving sizes.

I like the way the Instant Pot does the Baked Beans better than any other method. I have been doing Baked Beans for over 30 years. Originally, I did them in a casserole in the oven which took about 12 hours and required someone to top up the liquid frequently… terribly inconvenient. My next attempt was with a crock pot, which was much more convenient, but the product with both methods often had some hard beans remaining which detracted from the flavour and texture. Now, the Instant Pot produces a perfectly even product, superior in every way to the other methods; and because it requires so much less power (less than an hour) it is a more eco-friendly method as well. :-)