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Throwback Thursday: A Batch of Beef Broth

Ah, the joys of getting older. I’m scheduled for my first colonoscopy tomorrow, and today I have to eat – or should I say, drink – an all-liquid diet. I spent the weekend stocking up with…stock. This is my batch of browed beef broth, today’s dinner. (And breakfast, and lunch…) Recipes Pressure Cooker Browned Beef Stock (Pictured above) Pressure Cooker Browned Chicken Broth Pressure Cooker Vegetable Broth 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.

Throwback Thursday: Removing Instant Pot Vent Cover

I had an…opportunity, yeah, that’s it, an opportunity to look up my own instructions on what to do if you dump water into your Instant Pot base without the liner in it. Two opportunities, to be exact – someone made the same mistake twice in a row. It’s a good thing I have four pressure cookers… While I was drying them out, I took a few pictures of removing the plastic Vent Cover on the new(er) Instant Pot Duo Plus, Ultra, and Max, and updated my What to Do post. The only real gotcha was the Instant Pot Max, which uses a Torx T15 screw. I had to dig deep into my toolbox to find that one. (The Duo Plus and Ultra use a Phillips head screw.) Post: What to Do if I Dump Liquid Into My Instant Pot Without the Pot Liner – DadCooksDinner 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 …

A white bowl with tortellini in broth on a reddish-brown wood background

Throwback Thursday: Fix Tortellini en Brodo

Who knew clear broth would be so controversial? When I used 8 ounces of ground beef to clarify the broth for my tortellini en brodo, I got a lot of angry and confused comments. (They weren’t angry, they were just…disappointed.) Clarifying broth with ground meat, egg white, or a combination of both is a trick from French consommé. The protein congeals into a raft, acting as a natural filter and absorbing a lot of the impurities in the broth. When you skim off the raft, what’s left is a clear broth.1 But 8 ounces of ground beef crossed some sort of line. “That’s wasteful” seemed to underly the comments. I kind of get it – It wasn’t a cheap broth to begin with, using chicken wings and oxtail as well as the ground beef. (Let alone all of the vegetables.) On the other hand, an ultra-rich broth is the point of the recipe. If all I am serving is broth and tortellini, I want as rich of a broth as possible. Of course, you can …

Pressure Cooker 7 Hour Leg of Lamb (in 90 minutes)

Dad Cooks Easter Dinner 2019

Well, not really. Easter dinner is at my brother-in-law’s house this year, so I’m just bringing a dessert. But, maybe you’re looking for an Easter feast? Here are a few suggestions to get you going: Pressure Cooker 7 Hour Leg of Lamb (in 90 minutes) Rotisserie Fresh Ham with Injection Brine Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze Rotisserie Whole Leg of Lamb with Orange and Fennel Dry Brine Now, my real Easter Dinner tradition is a grilled steak after Saturday night’s Easter Vigil mass. This is what my family used to do, back when I was growing up; nowadays, I skip the vigil mass and go on Easter morning…but I still cook those steaks to break our lenten fast on Saturday night. And, for me, “steak” means a ribeye: Cedar Plank Grilled Ribeye with Peppers and Onions Grilled Ribeye Delmonico Steaks with Tex-Mex Rub Grilled Tomahawk Steak (Long Bone Ribeye, Reverse Seared) What do you think? What are you cooking for Easter dinner? Talk about it in the comments section below. Enjoyed this post? Want …

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Throwback Thursday: Korean Pressure Cooker BBQ

Went out for dinner with friends, to a local Korean restaurant, Seoul Garden in Cuyahoga Falls, and had daeji-bulgogi, or Korean BBQ pork. Seoul Garden serves it like fajitas, on a smoking hot cast-iron sizzle plate, and the smell was heavenly as they brought it to the table. Which reminds me…I haven’t made weeknight Korean BBQ in a while… Recipe: Pressure Cooker (or Instant Pot) Korean BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps Link: Pressure Cooker Korean BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Korean Braised Short RibsKorean Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps (Bulgogi)Grilled Korean Chicken WingsMy 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 Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

Bowl of Mexican Chicken Soup in Red Chile broth, with shreds of chicken, cilantro leaves, jalapeno slices, and diced onion on top

Throwback Thursday: Red Chile Broth

Don’t talk about the weather…don’t talk about the weather…don’t…oh, never mind. As the wind howled, I dug through my recipe archives looking for this Red Chile Broth. I needed comfort and warmth and a hit of chile heat to buck me up. I found it, and…wow, what a mess. I tidied up the instructions, updated the pictures, and re-posted it. Enjoy! Recipe link: Pressure Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup in Red Chile Broth (Caldo De Pollo Rojo) What do you think? Questions? Other recipes you want me to clean up? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Mexican Garlic Soup (Sopa De Ajo) Pressure Cooker Refried Pinto Beans Pressure Cooker Cochinita Pibil 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.

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Throwback Thursday: Crispy Chickpeas

I was chatting with a foodie friend at work, and she complained about cooking garbanzo beans. “Chickpeas!” I said. “They’re easy in the Instant Pot!” (Garbanzo beans! Chickpeas! Garbanzo beans! Chickpeas!) Then I told her about the joys of crispy chickpeas, especially when you cook them from dried. Now, you don’t have to cook them yourself – the recipe will work with canned chickpeas. But I’m always surprised by how much flavor home-cooked dried beans have compared to canned. If you’ve never cooked chickpeas, and you have an Instant Pot, you have to try them. Have to, I say! (Pounds fist on table.) Mia, this recipe’s for you: Recipe: Pressure Cooker and Oven Roasted Chickpeas Pressure Cooker and Oven Roasted Chickpeas – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Basic Recipe: Pressure Cooker Chickpeas Pressure Cooker HummusPressure Cooker Chickpeas with Toasted Parmesan Bread Crumb CrustMy other Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this …

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Throwback Thursday: Oreo Cheesecake!

It’s been a crazy week, and I don’t have much time for this week’s throwback post. My plan for the weekend? Drown my sorrows in Oreo Cheesecake. Recipe: Pressure Cooker Oreo Cheesecake – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts 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 Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

Throwback Thursday: Carnitas

I can’t help myself. It’s tough to call this a “Throwback” when the recipe is only a few months old. But… I can’t stop making these carnitas. I’m trying to restrain myself, to rotate something else in on Taco Tuesday, but the technique is so easy, and so good – tender pressure cooked pork shoulder with a crispy pan-seared crunch. I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it. Try this recipe for your next Taco night – you won’t be disappointed. Recipe: Instant Pot Carnitas Recipe here: Instant Pot Carnitas – DadCooksDinner.com 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.

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Throwback Thursday: Lentils and Sausage

Fall is my favorite time of year…and a few weeks ago I started to worry. It was October, and the temperatures were in the upper 80’s. That’s good for July, but October? Not so much. Luckily, that was summer’s last gasp. Fall is here! It’s jacket weather, we had our first frost, and fall colors are bursting out along the roadways. It’s time for a hearty lentil soup. Following up on Tuesday’s Hungarian theme, I’m making Lentil soup with Hungarian Sausage. Now, you don’t need Hungarian sausage – any smoked sausage will do – but I have some nearby sausage sources and I like to get the good stuff. Recipe: Pressure Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup Pressure Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Instant Pot Quick Lentil Curry Pressure Cooker Lentil and Bacon Soup Pressure Cooker Lentil and Hambone Soup My Pressure Cooker Recipes Index Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share …

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Throwback Thursday: Top 10 Pressure Cooker Chili Recipes

I can feel it in the evening, smell it in the air. I see it in the trees – a few, on the edges, are turning from green to brilliant orange. Fall is here. Fall is chili time – the crisp weather is perfect for a spicy stew. It’s also when I host my annual ChiliFest at work, asking everyone to bring in a pot of their favorite chili. Most of my co-workers bring in a slow cooker of chili; years ago, I switched from all-day simmering to pressure cooking, so I bring my Instant Pots. The crowd favorite is my Texas Red chili, but I almost always make a second pot so I can try out a new recipe. Here are my top 10 favorite chilies: Top 10 Chili Recipes Pressure Cooker Texas Red Chili – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker Quick Chili with Canned Beans – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili) – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker 15 Bean Chili – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker Pork Chili with Beans – DadCooksDinner Pressure Cooker Frito Pie …

Throwback Thursday: Smash those beans

Tuesday’s Instant Pot Pinto Beans recipe always leaves me with leftovers. Now, I know some people are anti-leftover, but hear me out – leftover beans in the freezer are a fantastic thing. I freeze leftover beans in 2-cup containers, sized to substitute for canned beans. Homemade beans taste so much better than canned beans, even after freezing. Especially the bean broth – the liquid in a can of beans is not great, and I usually rinse it off before cooking. Homemade bean broth is amazing, adding extra depth and flavor to recipes. But, what do I do with the freezer beans? If I’m in a hurry, I’ll thaw them in the microwave and serve them as another batch of brothy beans. But, if I have a little time – and I don’t need much time – I’ll use them in my refried beans recipe, going straight to step 2 and frying the beans: Throwback Recipe: Pressure Cooker Refried Pinto Beans Recipe: Pressure Cooker Refried Pinto Beans – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? …