January 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm #735243
I don’t have an IP but I do have a pressure cooker and I think I’ll try the roast recipe @Copa. Having moved to CO a few years ago, I just can’t seem to get a moist roast, so I’m excited to try that. I don’t generally use the pressure cooker much – mostly I forget I have it. But I have made applesauce in it and it was the best applesauce ever – and so simple!January 10, 2018 at 8:35 am #735475
@ladyinpurplenotred, I made the cheesy lentils and brown rice last night – sooooo yummy and sooooo easy! Easiest recipe I’ve tried yet. That one will be on heavy rotation in our house. Thanks!January 10, 2018 at 10:13 am #735491
I thought this was going to be about brownies.January 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm #735514
@lianne so glad you liked them!
I made chipotle style rice in it this weekend. So easy and delicious!January 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm #735967
I have the day off and am currently doing some batch cooking for the week. This chili is a long-time favorite of mine — easy to make (you can dump everything in one pot without even browning the meat), makes a ton of food, and the leftovers freeze well. I just dumped it all into my Instant Pot to see how it goes.
ETA: Haven’t tasted it yet, but I weighed the total amount so that I can easily portion it out. It made over 5.5 lbs of food.January 16, 2018 at 10:43 am #736035
That’s a lot of food! Haha!
I made chicken breasts in it last night; seared them on both sides and then pressure cooked for 5 minutes with a 5 minute natural release. They were so juicy and delicious! My husband and I couldn’t believe how quick it was (20 minutes from starting dinner to on the table) to make dinner.
I made this goulash/american chop suey the other week and it was also a hit: https://www.idonthavetimeforthat.com/instant-pot-goulash/January 16, 2018 at 11:05 am #736039
Yeah, when I make that recipe, I usually eat it for lunch every day for a week and still have leftovers. I was stunned by how fast everything cooked, though.
When you made your chicken breasts, did you have to add liquid in there to pressure cook them?
I want to try using my Instant Pot as a slow cooker soon. I’m hesitant to get rid of my (very old, dented, but well-loved) Crockpot until I know it works.January 16, 2018 at 11:29 am #736044
I received an Instant Pot as a birthday gift last fall. I tried this recipe last night and it was very good! I did broil the meatloaf for the 3 minutes it said, but don’t feel like it really needed that.January 16, 2018 at 11:30 am #736045
Yes. I did two good size breasts. Seared them for about 4 mins per side, then took them out, added ~1 cup of water, and put in the trivet. Then added them back in, on top of the trivet. Seasoned them with whatever I wanted before searing.January 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm #736054
Thanks! I keep forgetting it came with a trivet because I have yet to use it!January 23, 2018 at 9:58 am #736507
I use the trivet for doing “baked” potatoes in the IP! So much quicker than the oven. I feel like the microwave gives them a weird funk and texture but I don’t have an hour most nights to bake a potato.
My mom just sent me this recipe. Haven’t tried it yet but she swears its delicious… https://myheartbeets.com/beef-barbacoa/January 25, 2018 at 9:36 am #736712
@spaceysteph how are the skins on the potatoes? One of my favorite parts of a baked potato is the crispy skin, so have wondered about that.