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Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:32:20 AM »
I know there are a few mentions of this in some other threads, but I am curious what/how/when you guys cook with these things.  I just received one as a gift (Bella pro series 6 qt), and don't know anything about them.  People seem to love them tho. I need some ideas.


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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 11:41:31 AM »
Do this. It's awesome

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/easy-pressure-cooker-pork-chile-verde-recipe.html

That is definitely too much work.  I am not going to "transfer and blend" jack crap.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 11:42:37 AM »
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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 11:43:34 AM »
I don't get why people love them so much. (We have one)

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 11:46:08 AM »
Your loss Peter

Hmmmmm, maybe I will give it a shot.  But, I am still against using a second rough ridin' appliance for this meal.

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 11:55:17 AM »
I make beans in ours a lot. throw in some bacon on "saute" until it's basically done, then throw in a chopped onion, then throw a bag of dry pinto beans, stock, cumin, some chopped up chipotles in adobo. they come out great and are far superior than canned beans.

here is a similar method/recipe that would probably be great and has measurements of stuff

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/08/smoky-barbecue-bbq-beans-recipe.html

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 11:55:25 AM »
Honestly, not much of a time savings by the time you brown meat. However, I still use it. I've cooked several of these recipes.

https://www.rocketcitymom.com/instapot-recipes/
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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2018, 11:56:32 AM »
I also do this one. I used to do this same basic recipe in the oven and it takes all day. this is not quite that good but the time savings is worth it. fish sauce is key. also I add a bunch of red pepper flake.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/10/pressure-cooker-tomato-sauce.html

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2018, 11:57:46 AM »
I also do this one. I used to do this same basic recipe in the oven and it takes all day. this is not quite that good but the time savings is worth it. fish sauce is key. also I add a bunch of red pepper flake.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/10/pressure-cooker-tomato-sauce.html

I also blend the tomatoes instead of crushing them. I don't like it chunky.

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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 12:03:32 PM »
I also do this one. I used to do this same basic recipe in the oven and it takes all day. this is not quite that good but the time savings is worth it. fish sauce is key. also I add a bunch of red pepper flake.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/10/pressure-cooker-tomato-sauce.html

I also blend the tomatoes instead of crushing them. I don't like it chunky.

I use these because they are cheap AF at costco and are great. good tomatos are very important.


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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
I make a lot of roasts in mine, went from 8+ in a crock pot to about 1 hour in the insta pot. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 12:31:13 PM »
I have a really elite stew recipe that I'm going to try to convert to instant pot.

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 12:44:22 PM »
Stews, beans, and roasts seem to be the timesavers in the pressure cooker.

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 01:06:46 PM »
is this the same as a crockpot
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2018, 01:18:02 PM »
is this the same as a crockpot

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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2018, 05:59:16 PM »
had one, never used it, was scared it would blow up or something
got rid of it


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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2018, 06:39:15 PM »
had one, never used it, was scared it would blow up or something
got rid of it

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2018, 09:38:03 PM »
Do this. It's awesome

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/easy-pressure-cooker-pork-chile-verde-recipe.html

That is definitely too much work.  I am not going to "transfer and blend" jack crap.
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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2018, 10:21:22 PM »
Cooked chicken breasts in it tonight. Dumped a can of enchilada sauce and some spices on there. 20 minutes on high. Shredded them and put them back in the juice with a can of black beans. Cheese and sour cream on the side. Delish.

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2018, 02:35:46 AM »
I use mine for stews, chili, beans, rice, tomato sauce.  I use the same recipes that SD linked above for pasta sauce (although if I have time, I will still do the long oven cook from time to time.)  Recently made 3 liters of chicken stock in about an hour from smoked chicken carcasses.

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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2018, 06:27:08 PM »
So, how is it?
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Re: Electronic pressure cooker / multi cooker / instant pot use
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2018, 06:28:51 PM »
We liked it!  I liked it more than my wife.  The pork was definitely very tender, and I liked the flavor a lot. 

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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2018, 06:54:37 PM »
Another pressure cooker success story!
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