|12/27/2016||Beef Stroganoff||Easy and good! Will definitely do again.
Be sure to use enough pepper!
|12/27/2016:||Pumpkin (for puree)||Easy no fuss. Good for one pumpkin, but if doing
several will use the "roast in the stove" method
so I can do a bunch at a time
|12/28/2016||Stuffed Cabbage Soup||General soup recipe|
|12/31/2016||Country Style Pork Ribs||General rib recipe|
|01/08/2017||Mexican Beef Tacos\Burritos||Great flavor and very tender!
The sauce is a little thin as is, but can be
thickened with a quick sautê with soft butter/flour roux.
Meat could be used in so many things -- tacos, burritos,
enchiladas, or just eat with a spoon!
|01/14/2017||Hardboiled (Steamed) Eggs||http://thisoldgal.com/pressure-cooker-easy-hard-boiled-eggs/|
|01/19/2017||Popcorn||(that oil must GO!)||http://www.copymethat.com/r/R5UC1G2/instant-pot-popcorn/|
|01/27/2017||American Beef Stew||Good flavor and the meat is very tender.
Nice recipe to use as a starting point and
then customize the veggies
|01/29/2017||Potato Salad||Notes: Easy and quick
Nice texture on the potatoes
Will definitely use the IP for potato salad again!
(only the potatoes - had already IP-ed the eggs)
|02/05/2017||Split Pea Soup||Notes: Good soup! Used ham hock (pre-pressure cooked for 6 min, natural release)
instead of ham. More carrots in place of sweet potato.
Used IP Veggie stock in place of water. (Super Bowl Sunday)
|02/09/2017||Veggie Broth||(heavy on the asparagus stems)|
|02/17/2017||15 Bean Soup||40 Mins HP, NR. Made this Instant Pot recipe of 15 bean soup.
Easy and tasty! Used ham hock instead of ham. Will definitely make this again
|02/19/2017||Steamed Artichokes||Easy and way faster than stovetop. (10min HP, 10min NR)
Recipe called for two large, we had three medium,
next time if medium reduce cook/release time by 1-2min each as these
came out slightly soft but still good.
|02/19/2017||Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage||Really easy, tasty, and quick!
Be quick on the release so the cabbage doesn't get too soft. (3min HP, QR)
|02/26/2017||Pickled Eggs||IP hard boiled eggs for Joe Josts recipe for pickled eggs
(seasoning mix from Joe Josts via Denny). 14min HP, NR.
All eggs peeled beautifully and were perfectly done.
|02/26/2017||Yogurt||Used Fage as the starter
1/2 gallon milk. Turned out great and was easier than I thought it would be.
Will definitely do again!
|03/04/2017||Salisbury Steak and mashed potatoes||Made both the steaks and the potatoes (potatoes on rack)
in the IP while watching Iditarod Ceremonial Start.
Thickened the gravy with brown gravy mix rather than cornstarch. Easy and tasty.
|03/05/2017||Corn on the Cob||Very easy and the corn came out great.
Cut the corn off the cob, and will used the cobs and IP liquid
(along with other veggies) to make vegetable broth. 2min HP, QR.
|03/05/2017||Vegetable Broth||15min HP, NR. corn cobs, asparagus stems, parsley,
carrots, celery, ginger, turmeric. The ginger adds a nice little zing
|03/10/2017||Garbanzo Beans (from dry)||1 lb, 10hr pre-soak, 15min HP, NR. Came out tender and nice, yield 5 cups.
Used 3.5 cups for hummus (ESSS, Lompoc) and froze the other 1.5 cups.
|03/10/2017||Boiled eggs (4)||For snacking||http://thisoldgal.com/pressure-cooker-easy-hard-boiled-eggs/|
|03/27/2017||Clam Chowder||Recommended by Craig and JoAnn.
This was fantastic! Followed the recipe, but added celery for the
pressure cook and then corn during the finishing. Great flavor,
easy to do. Will definitely make this again
|04/09/2017||Pinquito Beans||Found some old (package date 2015) pinquito beans in the
back of the pantry. Considering they were old, they came
out OK but not great... never got completely creamy. Guessing
at cooking times as I didn't write it down at the time.
Also, don't know how long I soaked them
30minHP, QR, taste (not done), 10minHP, NR.
|05/07/2017||Easy Instant Pot Chili||This one was pretty good, but could use more texture (peppers? Celery? Something)
Green onions as a garnish were a must!
Easy though, and a good starting point for some experimentation
To go with the chili, these Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers were
really good! Will make again for sure!
|05/15/2017||Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup||Clean out the fridge recipe... turned out quite tasty.
Chicken breast, carrots, onion, corn, zuke, canned tomatoes,
cabbage, tomato paste. Soup button, adjust to 10min HP, QR.
|06/04/2017||Beef Stroganoff||Most basic version: just chuck roast, seasoned flour dredge,
water. 40 min HP, NR. Served with bowtie pasta.
Very tender and tasty
|06/20/2017||Hardboiled (Steamed) Eggs||8 eggs, 14min LP, QR, cold water bath.||http://thisoldgal.com/pressure-cooker-easy-hard-boiled-eggs/|
|06/20/2017||Split Pea Soup||Basic version: No sweet potato or ham base.
Used Anderson's Split Peas from Buellton and
boneless ham from Mahogany meats.
10 min HP, NR. Yum!
|07/22/2017||Pork Chops - Boneless||Season and sear, trivet in IP, top w/bbq sauce,
Tasty and tender - easy and quick -
no messing up the stovetop.
Could probably go 2-3 minutes less for even more juicy.
Pork chops from Lompoc - Central Coast Specialties.
|07/22/2017||Sweet Potatoes||2 Sweet Potatoes. wash, poke with fork.
1-1/2 C water (from pork chop cooking). 24 min HP, NR.
|08/18/2017||Pot Roast||3.25lb chuck roast (barely fit flat in IP)
Marinate 24+ hrs with salt, pepper, garlic powder,
worcestershire. Sear, then 45min HP, NR. Add 1 lb carrots,
5 potatoes, and 6 stalks of celery all chunked up. HP 10min, QR.
Remove meat/veggies. Thicken broth with butter/flour.
Very tender, and the veggies weren't mush. A keeper.
|09/13/2017||Veggie Broth||Very basic scraps and fridge clear - carrot, celery,
onion, bell pepper, pepper. 20min HP (soup setting),
NR plus I left it on warm for about half an hour.
|09/18/2017||Split Pea Soup||Used ham rinds from Mahogany meats - mostly rinds and just
a little bit of ham meat - still tasty.
Veggie broth 4C (from 9/13/2017) plus 2C water.
1-1/2C split peas, 3 carrots, 3 celery, salt, pepper, thyme.
Nice and peppery! Could have used less water as the consistency
was a little thin, but still hearty.
15min HP, QR (because I was hungry)
|09/23/2017||Turkey Noodle Soup||Soup setting on IP. NR for 15min, then QR.
Used last of Thanksgiving turkey broth (pre-IP) from freezer.
Lots of veggies - onion, carrot, celery, green beans, and
turkey and broth - seasoned with sage, thyme, parsley, and S&P.
Cooked some farfalle (bowtie, butterfly) pasta separately and
added it at the end. The perfect thing to fight off a cold
that's threatening to settle in.
|09/25/2017||Veggie Broth||Corn cobs, asparagus stems, trimmings from onion,
bell pepper, carrots, celery. Added some peppercorns.
Soup setting, 25min HP, NR
|10/1/2017||Taco Soup||Made an Instant Pot "use it up" soup - leftover taco meat,
celery, onion, carrot, bell pepper. 1 can each Rotel (tomatoes/peppers),
creamed corn, black beans (rinsed). A few chopped up corn tortillas.
IP Veggie broth (from 9/25/2017), and some additional taco seasoning blend.
Added one can whole kernel corn at end. Good flavor and super easy.
Soup setting, 25min HP, NR (left on warm for 1-1/2 hours while
|10/21/2017||IP Rice Pilaf||Decided to try out the IP for the usual family recipe
for pilaf. Used the "Rice" setting (12 min, LP, NR)
Came out really good - next time open pot after 10 min or so
to have the rice just a little bit firmer.
Enjoyed this with potato sausage.
1 & 1/2 C rice (long grain white)
3/4 C broken spaghetti noodles
4 & 1/4 C water
1 T veggies boullion
1 stick butter
|12/03/2017||Veggie Broth||Corn cobs, asparagus stems, trimmings from onion,
carrots, celery. Added some peppercorns and bay leaf.
Manual setting, 30min HP, NR
(and allowed to sit for 1-1/2 hr before opening)
|12/03/2017||Split Pea Soup||Used a bit of leftover ham we had in the fridge.
Veggie broth 6C (from earlier today).
1-1/2C split peas, 3 carrots, 3 celery, salt, pepper, thyme.
Also added 1/2 C split red lentils because we had so much
Veggie broth. Good flavor, nice consistency.
Leftovers were even better! 25min HP, NR
|12/07/2017||Hardboiled (Steamed) Eggs||18 eggs, 14min LP, QR, cold water bath.
Taking deviled eggs for a knitting guild potluck.
|12/12/2017||Hardboiled (Steamed) Eggs||24 eggs, 14min LP, QR, cold water bath.
Taking deviled eggs for a work potluck.
|12/12/2017||Beef Stroganoff||Used chuck roast and onion - served over bowtie noodles
Be sure to use enough pepper! 40 min HP, NR
|12/29/2017||Beef Stroganoff||Used chuck roast and onion - had sauteed mushrooms on the side
Added fresh ground pepper when done! Egg noodles this time
|01/05/2018||15 Bean Soup||Instant Pot recipe of 15 bean soup with ham.
Easy and tasty! Used onions, leftover ham, as well as the seasoning
packet that came with the package of beans. Next time not so
much ham! 40 HP, NR (let set for about 45 min after pressure, then
then unplugged. The pressure released about 5 minutes later)
The beans were so tender and creamy!
|01/06/2018||Applesauce||Using up some apples from the fridge
Leaving the peels on the apples, no sugar,just cinammon for flavor
5min, HP, NR 10-15min, then open
|01/07/2018||Instant Pot Spaghetti||One pot - Instant Pot - spaghetti - sounds too good to be true!
But it works great! So easy, and far fewer dishes to do
We'll definitely do this one again. Used jarred sauce this time
per the recipe, but will also try with my usual recipe for sauce.
1 lb ground beef, 1/2 onion, seasonings, one 24 oz jar sauce, one jar water,
one 14.5 can diced tomatoes, 1 lb spaghetti broken into thirds.
8min, HP, QR and open. Stir to make sure all the noodles are separate
|01/13/2018||Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) 三杯鷄||Very tasty! Used 6 whole chicken thighs. Ate those
and promptly defrosted another 6 to make more.
8 min HP, 10 min NR.
we finished up the cooked thighs by browning under
the Broiler - Plenty of sauce - yum
Recipe recommended by Kim T from Laura's work
(the one who first told us about the IP)
|01/13/2018||Chicken/Veggie Broth||Used assorted veggie scraps from fridge, along
with the bones from Three Cup Chicken. 30 min HP, NR.
Let sit ~1 1/2 hours before opening lid.
|01/21/2018||Split Pea Soup||Used ham bone from Mahogany Meats
(oh, no, only one left in freezer!) for this batch.
1 lb split peas and 1/2 C split red lentils, carrots,
onion powder, parsley stems, chicken/veggie broth (6 C) from 1/13/2018.
HP 20 min, NR 25 min.
The ham from the bone was very tender and tasty (and plentiful!)
Great soup - came out very thick - added 1 C water
before serving and still nice and thick. YUM!
|02/18/2018||Veggie Broth||Craving soup after being sick for a few days, so
chopping up veggies and using the trimmings for
broth so they don't go to waste. Corn cobs, parsley,
carrot peels, onion, celery, bell pepper. 30 min HP,
NR + 1 hr sit time. Used for soup later today.
|02/18/2018||Veggie Soup||Used veggie broth from earlier today as well as the
last of the Thanksgiving turkey broth from the freezer.
Carrots, celery, onion, red bell pepper, canned green beans
(fresh were past their prime), a handful of elbow macaroni,
and 1 can diced tomatoes. 20min HP, NR (soup button).
Added fresh corn and frozen peas after opening IP.
Simple and tasty, just what the doctor ordered.