Best Things to Cook in Your Instant Pot
By Editorial Staff
Instant Pot recipes are everywhere these days.
On almost every social media platform one can find a vibrant community of people sharing Instant Pot recipes for every genre of food from Italian classics to New York cheesecake. Here are some of the best things to cook in your Instant Pot, and the most unique recipes for those you looking to use the Instant Pot for more than the usual rice and beans.
10. Instant Pot Chili
Instant Pot chili has long been one of the more popular dishes among instant pot aficionados. We all know that the best chili is full of tender meat, vegetables or a combination of the two. Using a Instant Pot you can pressure cook your chili ingredients to perfection in under half-an-hour. In fact, some recipes take just over fifteen minutes.
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9. Instant Pot BBQ Pork
BBQ pulled pork is a southern tradition as old as holding the door open for a stranger. All you have to is marinate your pork, sear in it in a pan and cook in oil in the Instant Pot. Once you are done, pull the meat and add your favorite BBQ sauce.
8. Instant Pot Cheesecake
Usually when people think of Instant Pot cooking they tend to think of rice, stew, and beans, but did you know that you can also make desert in an instant pot? Once you have added your preferred ingredients you simply cook for the appropriate amount of time, allow the pressure to release and chill in the refrigerator.
7. Instant Pot Pho Ga
Instant pots have a storied history among America’s immigrant communities. More than one think piece has been penned about how simple it is to make traditional recipes from all over the world with Instant Pot pressure cookers. Making Vietnamese Pho Ga, for example, is a snap using a pressure cooker.
6. Instant Pot Beef Stew
Instant Pots are great for cooking beef stew because the pressure creates a slow cooked tenderness in a shorter amount of time. Once you have properly seared your favorite cut of stew meat all that’s left is to add it to the pot with your favorite veggies, broth and seasoning. In less than hour you can have the kind of stew that used to take all day to make!
5. Instant Pot Ribs
This great for people who love juicy ribs, but don’t have the time or space to cook them on a grill or smoker. All you need to do to cook ribs in your instant pot is season them, curl them around the outside of the smoker and place the cooking pressure on high.
4. Instant Pot Penne Rigate
What makes pasta such a wonderful food is its potential. With the right seasonings and ingredients almost anything is possible! Next time you are thinking pasta, break out the Instant Pot and before you know it your favorite penne rigate recipe will be cooked to perfection.
3. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
Instant Pot lemon chicken has recently become one of my favorite recipes. For best results, use the Instant Pot to sear the chicken and be sure to use cuts of a relatively uniform size and shape.
2. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
You can use the Instant Pot to create a number of delicious dishes with potatoes, but there’s something special about pressure cooked sweet potatoes. Use the steaming accessory (commonly known as a trivet).
1. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli is easy to make in an Instant Pot. After browning the beef, add to the rice and broth in the Instant Pot and microwave the broccoli. Release the pressure and mix in a little cornstarch for thickness. This dish will cost less and likely taste better than take out!
There is so much that can be done with an Instant Pot. These meals are just a few examples of the kind of fare you can use this device to make! Next time you want a nice meal without a ton of work give one of these delicious dishes a try!
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