Author: Mike Vrobel

High Altitude Pressure Cooking Adustments

My question…do you know how long I would cook Instant Pot Pinto Beans at an altitude of 5000 ft? Commenter Rhonda V The rule of thumb for high altitude pressure cooking, Instant Pot or otherwise: For every 1,000 feet above 2,000-foot elevation, increase cooking time by 5 percent. In metric, that’s 5% for every 300 meters above 600 meters. Pressure Cooking Adjustment By Altitude Altitude Increase % Multiply Cooking Time By 3000 ft / 900 m 5% 1.05 4000 ft / 1200 m 10% 1.10 5000 ft / 1500 m 15% 1.15 6000 ft / 1800 m 20% 1.20 7000 ft / 2100 m 25% 1.25 Pressure Cook America Because I’m a habitual map looker, I stumbled across this list of the cities in the United States by elevation. Here are the cities with a population over 100,000 by elevation (according to Wikipedia): City State Altitude Population Increase % CO Springs CO 6035 feet / 1839 m 465,101 20% Centennial CO 5830 ft / 1777 m 110,250 15% Lakewood CO 5518 ft / 1682 m …

Pic Of The Week: Frankenstein Cheesecake

The University threw me out. They said I was disturbing things better left unknown. They called me mad, I tell you. Me? Mad? I’ll show them. I’ll show them all! Bwahahahahahaha…cough…ahem. Sorry, got a little carried away. We’ll see if avocado cheesecake works out; I have my doubts. Until then, here are some other cheesecake recipes to keep you entertained: Cheesecake Recipes Instant Pot Lemon Cheesecake Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake And, my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes list. What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

Collage of images showing the steps to make mac and cheese in a pressure cooker

Throwback Thursday: Mac and Cheese

This is the recipe that really made my blog take off. For a while, it was the number one result for pressure cooker mac and cheese on Google. It may have lost its Google ranking1, but it’s still one of my favorites. I’m making a double batch of mac and cheese tonight. My kids are helping decorate their high school for the Big Rivalry Game™, and Dad Cooks Dinner needs to show his support. (And, normally I prefer the stainless steel inner pot for my Instant Pot, but for this recipe I pull out the nonstick inner pot to make it easier to clean up.) Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese Link: Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese – DadCooksDinner Related recipes Pressure Cooker Chili Mac – DadCooksDinner Instant Pot Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker Baked Ziti – DadCooksDinner My other Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip …

A yellow bowl of alubia blanca beans with chorizo and a red sauce, with olive oil and smoked Spanish paprika in the background.

Instant Pot Spanish Farm Beans (Alubia Blanca De La Granja)

I read it for the pictures.1 Joanie Simon, YouTube food photographer extraordinaire, recommended Art Culinaire Magazine for photo inspiration. And, boy, is she right – the pictures are art-film worthy, and the professional chef recipes are way beyond what I cook at home.2 But that doesn’t mean they can’t spark ideas. I noticed Rancho Gordo Alubia Blanca beans mentioned in in a high-end Judiones de la Granja recipe from MiniBar in Washington, DC. This quick mention led me down the path to this recipe – Instant Pot Spanish Farm Beans. De la granja means “of the farm” – this recipe is the Spanish farmhouse version of pork and beans. The pork is dried Spanish chorizo; the beans are small white beans – try to get Alubia Blanca beans from Rancho Gordo if you can, but Navy beans make a good substitute. Add onions, lots of garlic, and a heaping helping of Pimenton de la Vera, Spanish smoked paprika. (Spanish smoked paprika is one of my favorite spices.) To soak or not to soak, that is …

Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket Enchiladas | DadCooksDinner.com

Throwback: Enchilada Tuesday

For the last dinner before the kids start school, I wanted something fancier than our usual Taco Tuesday. It’s time for enchiladas! Recipe Link: Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce Related Posts Instant Pot Flank Steak Tacos Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Instant Pot Carnitas My other Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.