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Pressure Cooker Senate Bean Soup | DadCooksDinner.com

Time Lapse Tuesday: A Capitol Soup

Double checks that it’s not spelled “Capital”…phew, I’m good. US Senate bean soup – served every day in the lunchroom of our nation’s capitol – is a perfect example of the marriage of beans and smoked pork. In the Northeast, we use salt pork with beans, a holdover from our European roots and the sailors that crisscrossed the Atlantic. In the Southwest, we use bacon, while I imagine a cowboy nicknamed “cookie” stirring a cast iron pot, over a campfire, surrounded by the open prairie, the vast night sky above him. Here in the Midwest, pork and beans comes when we have a leftover hambone. In my case, I always get one from our Easter ham, and go looking for bean soup recipes to cook. Here’s a video of one of my favorites – and one of the more popular recipes on my site – US Senate bean soup. Navy beans and ham hocks are what I wrote the recipe for…but a hambone can easily be swapped in for the ham hocks. We want the …

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage | DadCooksDinner.com

Time Lapse Tuesday: Revisiting Corned Beef

St. Pattie’s day is coming, and I wanted to improve my Pressure Cooker corned beef recipe. That recipe was a pain to get right. The big piece of corned beef would not cook through in the pressure cooker. I kept increasing the time – 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 75 minutes…eventually I had to go to 90 minutes to get it to cook through. (That big piece of corned beef is dense, and it takes a long time for the heat to penetrate into the middle, even under pressure.) But…what if I tried the trick I learned when making my pressure cooker pot roast recipe, and cut the corned beef into smaller pieces? If I’m going to slice it when it comes out of the cooker, why not cut it before I put it in the cooker? It took a few tries to get the timing right – corned beef is stubborn that way – but a corned beef cut into 4 pieces cooked in 60 minutes. That’s 30 minutes cut off of the cooking time! …

Pressure Cooker Lentil and Bacon Soup | DadCooksDinner.com

Time Lapse Tuesday: Lentil Soup and Laurie Colwin

Laurie Colwin is the writer I want to be when I grow up. She was a novelist who passed away in 1992 at the age of 48 – much too young. (Especially since I passed that age last year…yikes.) I’ve never read her actual novels, though – I stumbled across her books a few years back, when she was profiled in the New York Times. I picked up her memoir/cookbook, Home Cooking, and immediately fell in love. She is a writer who also happens to love food, my favorite style of writing. I blew through Home Cooking, then bought More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen, her second – and last – book of food writing. I savored it, reading slowly, one chapter at a time. Oh, and so I could take notes – most of which which went like this: “Lentil soup! Yes!” …OK, so my notes were not deep. It’s not that kind of cookbook. If you want precise measurements and exact instructions, look elsewhere. If you want a hymn to Lentil …

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Mushrooms | DadCooksDinner.com

Time Lapse Tuesday: Beef and Mushrooms #BestBeef

Thanks to my friends at Certified Angus Beef® Brand for sponsoring DadCooksDinner! Looking for the best way to cook that roast? Check out their Roast Perfect App, available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. And, keep an eye on hashtag #BestBeef on Twitter and Facebook for great beef recipes from me and my fellow bloggers. Sunday. Gray, overcast, raining. Then sleet, then snow. I’m craving comfort food. Specifically, I need a big pot of beef stew. Or to hide under a blanket in front of a roaring fire. Or both! I made Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Mushrooms, then hurried back to the sofa and my fleece blankie with a bowl of stew. But, before I cocooned myself for the evening, I shot this video to go with the recipe: Video Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Mushrooms – Time Lapse [YouTube.com] Here is the original recipe: Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Mushrooms What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Basic Beef Stew …

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Kitchen Alchemy with Browned Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is kitchen alchemy. It turns scraps and waste into liquid gold. A good broth is the main ingredient in pan sauces, adds depth to stews and chilis, and is the backbone of chicken soup. There are two ways to make chicken broth – from leftovers, and from scratch. For leftovers, you need the bones from a roast chicken or two, plus an onion. This recipe is slightly more involved; it is what I use when I don’t have a roast chicken carcass, and I need to buy the ingredients from the grocery store. I start with chicken backs, $0.49 a pound in the freezer at my local Acme grocery store, and add a mix of aromatics – carrot, celery, garlic, and onion, plus some bay leaves. Wings also work really well for broth – they have lots of connective tissue, which makes for a rich, gelatin filled broth – but wings are expensive. (If you make a lot of chicken wings, save the wing tips in a bag in the freezer for broth.) …

Time Lapse Tuesday – That’s Right, I’m Not From Texas

Apologies to Lyle Lovett Why is a boy from the suburbs of Cleveland known among friends, family, and co-workers for his Texas Red Chili? I’m not from Texas. I get to visit from time to time – my Day Job occasionally takes me to Austin – but I’m about as Midwestern Yankee as you can get. I’ve always loved chili – it’s the perfect meal for a brisk fall day. Years ago, I picked up a Betty Crocker “Soups, Stews and Chili” recipe booklet in the checkout line of the grocery store. Chili? Sure, I’ll check it out. Most of the book was bland, boring recipes. Except for the treasure, hidden in the middle of the book. Eight pages of winning recipes from the ICS Chili Cookoff, from 1987 (Margo’s Chili) through 1993 (Puppy’s Breath Chili). Don’t ask me how they got in there – I’m guessing Betty Crocker was a sponsor? – but those recipes were a revelation to an Ohio boy. Chunks of beef, lots and lots of chili powder, and No Beans …

Pressure Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Time Lapse Tuesday: A Return to Pot Roast

There are many ways to cook perfect beef; a medium-rare ribeye steak, boeuf bourguignon in red wine sauce, slow smoked beef brisket. My favorite? Pot roast. A big hunk of chuck shoulder, slow-simmered until it is fall apart tender, served with the pan sauce and a baked potato. This is one of my comfort meals, and I asked for it over and over as a child. Time marches on, and I discovered the joy of pressure cooking in my 30s. It took me a while to perfect Pressure Cooker Pot Roast, but once I did…oh, my. Pot roast in a couple of hours, instead of spending all day? When I open the lid, and the smell of pot roast hits me, I get so excited. (That’s actually the blessing and the curse of this recipe; the sealed environment of the pressure cooker keeps a little more of the flavor in the pot roast, instead of letting it escape into the air…but you don’t get to smell it all day while it cooks. That’s OK – …

Pressure Cooker Short Ribs | DadCooksDinner.com

Time Lapse Tuesday: Revisiting Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

My Pressure cooker short ribs recipe is one of my original blog posts about pressure cooking , and my first PC recipe to get ranked by Google and read by people who weren’t family or friends. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love the recipe, and cook it often. But, after years of blogging, I cringe when I look back at those early posts. I’ve learned so much since then. For example: the prep pictures look pretty good, because I took them with natural light. My original “beauty shot”  of the meal ready to serve, however: Yikes. Complaining about Past Me aside , there’s a reason this is an evergreen post on Google. Short ribs in the pressure cooker are a killer recipe. They just work. So, this post deserves a tune up and a video: Pressure Cooker Short Ribs – Time Lapse [YouTube.com] And, here is the recipe: Pressure Cooker Short Ribs Now, if only I had the time to go back and rewrite all my other posts from year one. And year …

Throwback Tuesday: Nervous Pumpkin Chili

  Last week was my annual ChiliFest at work. I send out emails asking everyone to bring in chili and…they all do? Or, at least, so many people join in that we feed the whole first floor of our office, with plenty of leftovers. I’ve mentioned it before, but Chili is a great way to bring people together. I’ve tried to do potlucks at work before, and they did OK…but never great. But when I do a ChiliFest – that is, a potluck where I suggest people bring their favorite Chili – I get one of two responses: I make a pretty good chili. I’m in! I don’t make chili, but can I bring XYZ instead? (And my answer to “can I bring…” is always “Yes”, before they get to what it is they actually want to bring.) This is all the lead-in to today’s story. My friend Paul and his wife Chantal have known us for years. Chantal follows the blog (Hi, Chantal! Sorry to put you on the spot here!). Paul is a …

PicOfTheWeek: Timelapseing | DadCooksDinner.com

New video series: Pressure Cooker Time Lapse

A quick programming note: you may have noticed the time-lapse videos embedded in my last few pressure cooker recipes. I’m making an effort to do more videos; they are becoming more and more important to food blogs, and my current pace of one video every six months is just not cutting it. My goal is a Time Lapse Tuesday video every week…for the forseeable future. I’m playing with the time lapse setting on my camera, picking out theme songs, and wrestling with learning how to use my video editing software. It’s a lot of fun, and a new challenge. My Time Lapse video playlist – more to come. As always, the recipes will be here on DadCooksDinner, with the video embedded in the recipe post. If you want to follow along with the videos themselves, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks, and see you next Tuesday with a new recipe and video!

It’s A Wonderful Thanksgiving 2017

This post started as the last question in yesterday’s Thanksgiving Q&A, but I got on a roll…and it wound up being too long to fit. And…as always, I apologize in advance.   Thanksgiving is as much about logistics as it is about cooking. The menu is large, and the crowd is larger. Suddenly, the oven isn’t large enough, the stove doesn’t have enough burners, and there isn’t enough time to get everything done. (Even when I use my grills as second and third ovens.) Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd depends on planning, making things ahead, and not losing your head when chaos is swirling around you. So…how does a typical Thanksgiving look when I’m hosting the big dinner? Thanksgiving: Strategy vs. Tactics (vs. The Fog of War) Or, what happens when a plan meets the enemy – and the enemy is us. With apologies to Alton Brown. Romancing the Bird (A Good Eats Thanksgiving) inspired me and this post – but I didn’t realize that until after I finished writing. Monday: Dry brine the turkeys, put …

Video - Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili | DadCooksDinner.com

Video: Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili

Throwback Tuesday Time Lapse! Here is a time lapse video for one of my most popular pressure cooker recipes – Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili. And, by “most popular”, I mean “recipe that is most popular with my chili-loving son”. It is actually my 13th most viewed pressure cooker recipe, according to my blog statistics. Here is the new video: Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili Time Lapse Video – YouTube Recipe here: Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili [Update 2016-09-13] To answer commenter Russel G’s question, here are my top 5 most popular pressure cooker recipes: Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese (my most popular recipe in a landslide) Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice Pressure Cooker Short Ribs Pressure Cooker Texas Red Chili Pressure Cooker Thai Green Chicken Curry What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Texas Red Chili Pressure Cooker 15 Bean Chili Pressure Cooker Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili) My other Pressure Cooker Recipes My other Pressure Cooker …