Instant Pot Pinto Beans. Simple, delicious, dried beans, cooked in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Easy Beef Stew with Bottom Round. A hearty beef stew, ready in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
Carnitas are Mexican pork candy. Cubes of pork shoulder, simmered until tender, and then fried in their own rendered pork fat. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, I’ve tried Instant Pot Carnitas many times, but the results were not what I wanted…until now. The problem was, I kept trying to make this a one-pot meal, and fry the pork cubes in the Instant Pot by simmering off the liquid. There were two problems. First, the pork would always burn on the bottom of the pot, no matter how carefully I watched it. Second, pressure cooker pots (like the Instant Pot) are not that wide – at best, I could fit 2 pounds of pork in a single layer on the bottom. That’s not enough to satisfy my hungry crowd of kids. My breakthrough was giving up on the authentic, one-pot approach. Mexican kitchens cook carnitas in wide, shallow pots, so there’s plenty of room to fry the pork. Me? I brought out my frypan, and use vegetable oil or lard instead of the …
Instant Pot Spare Ribs – quick and easy pressure cooked ribs, brushed with barbecue sauce and glazed under the broiler. #InstantPot #InstantPotRecipe #PressureCooker #PressureCookerRecipe #Ribs #InstantPotRibs
Thanks to a tip from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, I can make Instant Pot split pea soup as thick as any fog.1 That tip? Make sure to quick release the pressure. The pressure release starts a vigorous boil inside the pot, boiling, roughing up the peas and releasing their starch into the soup. My pea soups used to be a little watery; now I can practically stand a spoon in them. (Not really, but you know what I mean.) Pork and peas are a perfect pair, so I add pork in two different ways. A smoked pork hock gives up its flavor to the peas, and cubed ham adds meaty bites to the soup. I also sauté my vegetables – a mix of onion, celery, carrot, and garlic – to add a sweet undertone to the bowl. Don’t skip the sauté step – the soup will be bland without it. What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Senate Bean SoupPressure Cooker Bean Mix SoupPressure Cooker …
Instant Pot Sloppy Top Round Sandwiches. Recipe created for the Certified Angus Beef® Brand. Check them out at hashtag #BestAngusBeef and #SteakLover for more beef recipes, or join them in the Certified Angus Beef Kitchen group on Facebook. Sloppy Joes? Shredded beef? Why not both? My friends at Certified Angus Beef® Brand commissioned me to write Instant Pot recipes using their fantastic beef, starting with these sloppy top round sandwiches. “Sloppy Tops,” as Chef Gavin Pinto calls them. Their version of the recipe is here: Instant Pot Sloppy Top Sandwiches [CertifiedAngusBeef.com] I also spent the a day at Certified Angus Beef® Brand headquarters (just down the road from me in Wooster, Ohio), doing a professional photo shoot of my recipes. I got to see how photographer Mark Merryweather worked with food stylist Bonnie, Chef Gavin, and Chef Michael Ollier to plate, style, and photograph these fantastic sandwiches. Thanks again for the pictures, and enjoy the recipe, everyone! What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker …
I got a bag of flageolet beans in my Rancho Gordo bean box and immediately thought of France. Instant Pot Flageolet Beans with Lamb, here we come! This recipe is in memory of Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence. He is a large part of why I’m writing this blog; I vicariously visited the south of France through his books, dreaming of lavender and sunshine. Ten years ago I got to live that dream, traveling to Provence and Paris, and taking cooking classes. Six months after that, energized by the trip, I started writing Dad Cooks Dinner. Unfortunately, Mr. Mayle passed away last month at age 78. His last book, My Twenty-Five Years in Provence, is sitting unread on my bedside table. I don’t have the courage to open it yet. Au revoir, Mr. Mayle, and thank you for the inspiration. Flageolet beans (pronounced Fla-zhoh-lay) are small beans, some white, some pale green. They remind me a lot of navy beans and are as Traditional French as you can get without wearing a …
This recipe for Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice came from my kids’ love of Chipotle burritos. I knew I could make them at home, but the kids didn’t believe me. And…ahem…they were right. Until I got the rice right, they kept saying “these are good…but can we go to Chipotle now?” Now they ask “can you make burritos for dinner?” (I have to go on a rant here. It kills me that my kids still think of “Chipotle Burritos” when they’re really Mission Street Burritos. I even took them to a burrito joint in San Francisco, on our one trip to the West Coast, to show them where burritos as big as your head came from. They still think of them as Chipotle burritos. Not that there’s anything wrong with Chipotle; it’s the principle of the thing. San Francisco! Mission street! Authentic burritos! It goes right over their heads. I’ll remind them of the San Francisco visit, and they’ll say “Oh yeah, I loved those!”, and then go right back to asking for Chipotle.) The …
Instant Pot Flank Steak Tacos – a quick, beefy taco from the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Wasabi Deviled Eggs, a spicy treat with a mix of pickled ginger sweet and wasabi heat
Instant Pot Fingerling Potatoes with Herbes De Provence, a quick pressure cooker side dish that takes me back to southern France.
Instant Pot Quick Lentil Curry. Comforting lentils with curry powder from my Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker).
Pressure Cooker Quick Pork Tacos – taco night is ready in no time with shredded pork from the Instant Pot or pressure cooker
Pressure Cooker Venetian Pasta and Beans. Pasta e Fagioli Alla Veneta is hearty Northern Italian comfort food, quick and easy with this Instant Pot recipe.
After Tuesday’s Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs post, a few people asked about Natural Pressure Release and Keep Warm mode: Question: for the 5 mins natural release, do you leave the “warmer” on to count up to 5, or do you shut down the power completely? Reader Warren I had the same question, so I did some testing a few years back. The results: Keep Warm mode does not change Natural Pressure Release time. It takes Here’s the original post, and a video of my testing: Should I cancel Keep Warm mode for a Natural Pressure Release? (No.) [DadCooksDinner.com] Video: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker – Natural Pressure Release – Keep Warm Mode On or Off [YouTube.com] What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Should I cancel Keep Warm mode for a Natural Pressure Release? (No.) How to fix Instant Pot Overheating What to do if I Dump Liquid into my Instant Pot without the Pot Liner My list of Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to …
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs are quick, consistent, and easy to peel, and one of the killer uses for an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker
Pressure Cooker Beef Back Ribs Texas BBQ Style, a quick way to make beef ribs in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot
Pressure Cooker Vegetable Broth – quick, golden broth from the pressure cooker or Instant Pot
Pressure Cooker Asparagus Risotto. Creamy risotto is easy in a pressure cooker – no stirring needed!
Pressure Cooker Key Lime Cheesecake. Sweet, tart, and citrusy, cheesecake is easy if you use a pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Baby Potatoes with Butter and Parsley. A quick baby potato side from the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Is Instant Pot’s Delay Start safe to use? (Hint: no, not if you’re cooking anything that needs refrigeration.)