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Pressure cooker recipes

I just received my first pressure cooker as a gift. I know I can make beans and pot roast with it. Does any one have any good recipe suggestions? Or could point me towards a good cookbook? Thanks!

asked by Sweets about 3 years ago
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added about 3 years ago

Stealing a recommendation from Harold McGee and Dave Arnold: 'cook under pressure' (beware not Keller's 'under pressure' because that's about sous vide. Also I highly recommend watching their (2011) Harvard food and science lecture. They talk about pressure cooking starting at the 19 minute mark. That particular episode is available on but all o te lectures are available on iTunes for free.


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added about 3 years ago

My family has been cooking from "The Pressure Cooker" Cookbook by Toula Patsalis since it's debut in 1990. I can attest that after 20 plus years of enjoying her recipes that they are easy, straightforward and DELICIOUS! Amazon has some fabulous deals on the earlier editions.

added about 3 years ago

Lorna Sass is 'my' expert -- Cooking Under Pressure. I found an excellent blog/website yesterday which is full of innovative recipes: http://www.hippressurecooking...
I haven't been very adventurous with the pressure cooker, but use it regularly.

added about 3 years ago

Lorna Sass is my pressure cooking mentor. I have been teaching pressure cooking for 17 years. I love it so much that I wrote a cookbook The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes.

I can help with bean cooking but not meat cooking. Here is a video of me cooking beans in the pressure cooker:

I almost always presoak my beans. Black, pinto, kidney, small white beans take about 6 minutes at pressure.