Instant Pot Dirty Rice. The traditional Cajun side dish made in a pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Ground Pork and Bean Chili. Soaking dried beans overnight makes this a chili I can make on a busy weeknight.
Instant Pot Massaman Chicken Curry. A quick weeknight curry, using store-bought curry paste, from my pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Borracho Beans. The Tex-Mex classic of drunken pinto beans with bacon and chili powder, using my bean cooking secret weapon – a pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Pork Stew with Sweet Potato, Black Beans, and Greens. Chunks of pork and sweet potato in a Southwestern broth, ready in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Crispy Brisket Bites. Tender beef with a crisp crust, tossed in barbecue sauce. An easy appetizer or main dish, done in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Tortellini Soup. Pressure cook the turkey carcass to make leftover bone broth, the base of this tortellini soup.
Instant Pot Turkey Chili with Small Red Beans. Small red beans, pressure cooked from dried, are the backbone of this ground turkey chili.
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Chili-Honey Glaze. Pressure cooker ribs brushed with a gochujang and honey glaze.
Instant Pot Greek chicken thighs with tomatoes and herbs. Greek-style chicken, ready in under an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
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 …
Instant Pot Quick Chicken Thighs. Join the Dark Side (of the chicken) with this easy pressure cooker recipe
Instant Pot Short Ribs with Coconut Milk and Thai Curry. Pressure cooked ribs, braised in coconut milk, with the Thai flavor combination of hot, sour, salty and sweet. I read Bon Appetit’s Short Ribs Slow-Roasted in Coconut Milk recipe, and I had to do my own take on the recipe. This is a cross-Pacific riff on Thai curry. I borrow the four flavors of Thai food: hot (curry) sour (lime) salty (soy sauce) and sweet (coconut milk). These ribs come out fall-apart tender, and swimming in a flavorful curry sauce. It is not particularly authentic, but it is delicious, and can be stocked from the International aisle of most grocery stores. It’s also a simple enough recipe to make on a weeknight. The only pre-pressure cooking is a quick sauté of the shallot, garlic, and ginger. After that, it’s dump and stir, and the result is well worth the (minimal) effort. Serve it with some simple white rice, or make a batch of coconut rice (to match the coconut ribs) if you’re feeling fancy. Recipe: …
Instant Pot Risotto with Pork and Cinnamon. A filling risotto with ground pork and a hint of cinnamon, made easy by pressure cooking the risotto. No need for constant stirring!
Instant Pot Cannellini Beans with Tomatoes and Pancetta. A hearty Italian-inspired pressure cooker side dish (or bean stew) with cured pork and tomatoes.
Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup. Tortilla soup with homemade pressure cooker broth from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Instant Pot Turkey Sausage and Kale Soup. Use up homemade pressure cooker broth with this rustic soup.
Instant Pot Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo – creamy chicken pasta, a one-pot meal from my pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Shredded Pork Tostadas. Browned and crispy Mexican-style shredded pork, done in minutes thanks to pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Pasta con Ceci. Pasta with homemade chickpeas, comfort food from the south of Italy
It’s chili time! The super bowl means chili for a crowd. For my family’s Super Bowl party, I make two chilis; a real-deal Texas Red chili, and a wimpy chili. (What can I say – I’m from Ohio. Around here, “chili” means ground meat and beans.) Not that I’m against Wimpy Chili – I grew up on it, and I’m a big fan. This is the quickest way I can make it: Instant Pot Quick Turkey Chili with Canned Beans. I have a standard chili technique, so this recipe will look familiar to long-time readers. The mix of spices is the key – I like the hint of Mexican Mole that coriander, cinnamon and cocoa powder bring to the turkey chili. Now, I say “canned beans” here, but I know you have an Instant Pot. (If not, I’m impressed you’re still reading!) To take this recipe from great to fantastic, pressure cook your own beans. Homemade beans are easy with an Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker), and so much better than canned. Check out …
Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient tomato sauce is famous, and rightfully so. Butter, onion, and canned whole tomatoes make a simple, yet fantastic sauce. Let’s try it in a pressure cooker with Instant Pot Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce. The only tricky part of this recipe was getting the timing down. 30 minutes under pressure is the Goldilocks zone: a balance of breaking down the tomatoes into a sauce without overcooking and losing the bright, tomato flavor. Marcella recommends Italian San Marzano DOP tomatoes, which are fantastic…and expensive. I get good results with American brands of canned plum tomatoes, which are less than half the price of San Marzano tomatoes. (I usually go with American canned tomatoes.) The big difference between Italian and American canned tomatoes was the amount of salt in the can. Italian tomatoes don’t have salt; they need some, or the sauce comes out tasting a little flat. Looking for a simple tomato sauce that replaces hours of simmering with 30 minutes of pressure? Try this one out. Thanks, Marcella! What do you think? Questions? …