Does anyone own and Instant Pot pressure cooker? Mine arrives today and I'm looking for some recipes to start with. Thanks!

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Bascula December 2, 2016
I've been making steel cut oats on a weekly basis since I got mine (1 cup oats, 3 cups water, set for 3 minutes at high pressure, allow to release naturally). I've heard good things about making stock and am looking forward to trying it. Last night I made an apple "crisp" which was fine but not great; still nicer than heating a whole oven for a small dish of apples and topping.
If you are on Facebook there is a VERY active group there, and you can search within the group for topics or ask newbie questions.
 
Jennifer S. November 30, 2016
I love to cook a whole chicken in my Instant Pot, about 6 minutes per pound.
 
keg72 November 30, 2016
I got one recently. To date, the only thing I've used it for was black beans, but they turned out great. I can't wait to use it more!

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/10/quick-and-easy-pressure-cooker-black-bean-chorizo-recipe.html
 
ktr November 29, 2016
My family's favorite recipe in our instant pot is this pork roast: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/111934821818/pressure-cooker-kalua-pig Nomnompaleo has quite a few other good pressure cooker recipes as well.

This recipe was good. We served it over rice. http://www.theprimaldesire.com/pressure-cooker-butter-chicken/

A good beef (or moose!) stew: http://www.ourpaleolife.com/recipe/instant-pot-beef-stew/

This is my son's favorite meatloaf: http://predominantlypaleo.com/paleo-instant-pot-mexi-meatloaf/ It doesn't hold together as well as traditional meatloaf in a pan but still very tasty.

I use this guide for hard boiled eggs. We have fresh eggs and cooking them in the pressure cooker is the easiest way I've found to peel them.

I have made chicken in the instant pot but it is not my favorite way to cook it unless I'm looking for shredded chicken. My experience with cooking both a whole chicken and chicken breasts in the pressure cooker is that the meat shred easily and is good for tacos, etc but is less moist than when cooked in the oven or on the grill.

And of course, I love making stock in my instant pot. I do wish I could make a larger amount at a time, but it is so fast that I can make 2 batches in the time it would have taken me before.

I would suggest looking online for recipes and have fun with it!
 
sfmiller November 29, 2016
I use my pressure cooker (not an Instant Pot) mostly for prepping things (dried beans, stocks, tough meats) that take a long time in an open pot, rather than for making complete dishes. But.....

this site has a huge collection of recipes:

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-recipes/

Serious Eats has a modest but carefully tested collection:

http://www.seriouseats.com/tags/pressure%20cooker

I can vouch for the barbecued beans and split pea soup, and the bolognese looks interesting.
 
ktr November 29, 2016
I'm adding the french onion soup recipe from Serious Eats to my planner. Thanks!
 
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