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    va-in-ny
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    I basically follow the “slow cooker” guidelines and make up things to put in there. It’s basically a meat, some veggies, a liquid of some sort (enough to cover), spices, a starch (sometimes), and push the button for whatever meat I’ve chosen.

    I love mine and I’ve had it for a little over a year now. Though, I do still release the pressure with a long wooden spoon and stand as far away as I can. It freaks me out!

    #734925 Reply
    LadyinPurpleNotRed
    LadyinPurpleNotRed
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    I love the idea of sharing tried and true recipes–that beef stroganoff looks amazing! Probably going to try it next week because I’m impatient!

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    Jenny

    Go to the pressure luck website. There are amazing recipes with videos. We have made a ton of the guys recipes and they are scrumptious!

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    ele4phant

    I really like this blog. Everything I’ve tried has been great.

    https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/amy-jackys-story/

    Unrelated, has anybody else been finding that their floating gauge seems to be getting stuck in the up position? Like, the last few times during natural released it never went down and I finally gave up and manually released, although it seemed like there was really no more pressure to release.

    I took it out entirely and cleaned it after my last use so maybe that’ll fix it, but it really didn’t look like there was anything in there that could have been gumming it up.

    #734960 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Following this thread because I got an IP for Christmas LAST year and have been too intimidated to use it more than a few times. I *really* want to cut down on cooking time without sacrificing quality/taste/nutrition, so I am hoping to find some good, well-tested, IP recipes to try this year.

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    SpaceySteph
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    We make this pho all the time! Its amazing how good a broth you can get without boiling a chicken all day.

    http://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/pressure-cooker-chicken-faux-pho/

    It’s paleo so they use veg instead of noodles. We skip the bok choy (but love the daikon) and add noodles (cook separately or they turn to glue). I fill the pot to the max fill line and get several days of soup out of it… just beware if you put that much liquid in it that it does take awhile to come to pressure and if you do a quick release it’ll spray all over your kitchen so better to give it some natural release time first and throw a towel over the valve when you do pop it. Takes about an hour all told, but its almost entirely passive time.

    #734972 Reply
    lucia_la
    Lucia_la

    I got one of these too! And I’m also intimated by the pressure but excited to try it out. Anyone have any good vegetarian recipes? Hoping to use it for things like soups or lentil and veggie things to make in bulk for lunches during the week.

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    ecwashere
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    I also received an IP for Christmas this year. So far I’ve made a pot roast in it and on Sunday, I made Greek yogurt. Both of which turned out great. I read several different recipes/blogs about how to make the yogurt and pretty much all of them recommended purchasing a second pot just for desserts/yogurts.

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    ele4phant

    @ecwashere I just bought a second silicon ring for desserts. I made a cheesecake that came out kind of smelling…like pot roast, and the Amy+Jack blog I linked above recommended just swapping out the silicon ring for sweet/mild dishes. We’ll see how that goes. It really does seem like the ring holds most of the smells, take that out and once everything is clean it all smells pretty inert.

    @lucia_la I’ve used the instantpot to make multiple meat free bean dishes. It’s pretty incredible how quickly it can take dried, unsoaked beans and turn them into soft, perfectly cooked beans. We’ve also made a veggie rissotto that was excellent.

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    Freckles

    I just got one for Christmas too, and I LOVE it. We made butter chicken: https://myheartbeets.com/instant-pot-butter-chicken, which was delicious. And chili: which was Ben more delicious: https://www.dadcooksdinner.com/pressure-cooker-texas-red-chili/

    Unfortunately neither of these are the quick 30 min weekday recipes you originally asked for, but I thought I’d post them here in case anyone is interested for weekend batch cooking.

    Looking forward to more recipes here!

    #735120 Reply
    Copa
    Copa
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    The guy I’ve been on a few dates with is coming over tomorrow for dinner. We’re gonna try our hand at this Instant Pot pot roast https://thedomesticman.com/2015/12/22/pressure-cooker-pot-roast/ I’m hoping it turns out ok! I have all the ingredients ready to go!

    Also, yesterday when I was at work, my upstairs neighbor I guess had to call maintenance over frozen pipes and some flooding. My on-site maintenance guy left a message saying he entered my place to make sure my pipes were okay and nothing was flooding. Today he called me again and I thought maybe it was bad news about the building’s pipes. Nope! He wanted to know about my Instant Pot, which he’d seen on my table. Hahaha.

    #735227 Reply
    Copa
    Copa
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    I am super impressed by how quickly my roast cooked yesterday! All the flavors of that recipe were good, but if I ever follow it again, I’d roast my veggies in the oven instead of pressure cooking them. They cooked quickly, but they were soft and never crisped up in the broiler like the recipe claimed they would. Also, the quick steam release valve scared me both times, even once I knew what to expect. It wasn’t a quick weeknight meal, but it was nice that I could do things like brown the meat in the same pot that it cooks in.

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