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1 minute ago, Binky The Doormat said:

Mr CIA ...you're way off here.  This is like saying a frying pan is horrible because of a bad recipe.  

An InstaPot is just one more method of "slow cooking". 

 

NO! This thing is terrible, but hilarious.

 

Prove me wrong.

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Made instant pot "rotisserie chicken" last night using THIS RECIPE. A 5lb chicken took 30  minutes at high pressure plus 15 min NPR. Juicy and succulent. Tonight Im using the leftover chicken to make

Thinking of buying the 6 qt model for $86 on Amazon. Anybody a fan ?

Yeah, this instant pot thing has transformed my wife into Giada de Laurentiis. It’s awesome.

1 minute ago, Binky The Doormat said:

Love you bud ...

it's a cooking vessel, not a recipe ...how's your lawn looking this spring?

Love you too.  My dog is displeased by the number of squierrels on the lawn this spring.

I agree the InstPot is a cooking vessel, but it lacks justification. 

Still, the youtube's are oddly hilarious.

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5 minutes ago, Mister CIA said:

Love you too.  My dog is displeased by the number of squierrels on the lawn this spring.

I agree the InstPot is a cooking vessel, but it lacks justification. 

Still, the youtube's are oddly hilarious.

man ...you're an anti-instapotite ...

I am so disappointed in you

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Tried 2 new instant pot recipes the past two nights and both got thumbs up from the family.

Chicken Fajita Pasta 

Thai Peanut Noodles - I cooked up 1lb of ground pork mild sausage separately and added it in at the end so there was some meat in it.  I'm sure it would work well with diced chicken too. 

 

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Got a Duo Evo Plus 6 quart for Xmas...this thing even has a sous vide setting, pretty cool.

I'm thinking about breaking it in by doing octopus. The plan would be to marinate, then pressure cook, then char it on the grill.

Gonna be fun playing with this thing.

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Anyone have a solid cookbook for non meat based food for the instant pot? I love my instant pot and love variety in my foods, but the wife isn't a big meat person so everything I make is vegetarian. It's also GF/DF due to allergies but that is simple to modify after years of practice. We are willing to try almost anything and have introduced my family to Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and many other food types over the years. I have also gotten into lentils as a source of protein and fiber for the wifey, as it's always an issue.

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On 12/27/2020 at 3:16 PM, Wingnut said:

Got a Duo Evo Plus 6 quart for Xmas...this thing even has a sous vide setting, pretty cool.

I'm thinking about breaking it in by doing octopus. The plan would be to marinate, then pressure cook, then char it on the grill.

Gonna be fun playing with this thing.

I love good charred octopus.  One of our Chefs does a Sous Vide and char and it is fantastic. I have failed at replicating it thus far.

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Made some instant pot chili today. Pretty good.

So far I've done hard boiled eggs, corn on the cob, chicken stock, beef bone broth, sous vide chicken, and now chili. 

This thing is pretty cool.

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 7:03 PM, Senor Schmutzig said:

Making some Instant Pot Keto Chicken Cacciatore from Bobby Parrish/Flav City tonight. Interested in seeing how it goes. 

If you're looking for something relatively quick, easy and tasty, I would recommend it. I would make it again (that's usually the determining factor). 

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I have had the Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1, 8 Qt with Air Fryer sitting in my car for months (wife wanted me to return it, but now I think she is ready to throw away the old crockpot and use this instead).

 

What are some healthy things?  Anybody use the air fryer?

Best websites for recipes?

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2 hours ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

I should add that the recipe doesn’t mention draining the fat after browning the beef. I drain it off

I think I mentioned it here before but I have started browning meat on the stove instead of in the instant pot. It’s easier and faster imo

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Instant pot is definitely the way to go for sweet potatoes. Stick 4-6 of them in there on the rack with a cup of water, set the timer for 20 minutes, let the pressure release naturally and perfect sweet potatoes.

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8 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Instant pot is definitely the way to go for sweet potatoes. Stick 4-6 of them in there on the rack with a cup of water, set the timer for 20 minutes, let the pressure release naturally and perfect sweet potatoes.

Respectfully disagree with this one.  Sweet potatoes benefit immensely from slow cooking over a long period of time at lower heat than traditionally cooked. The sweetness they develop vs. traditional more modern quick cooking methods is staggering.

Try the instant pot method side by side with sweet potatoes that have simply been wrapped in foil and baked for a couple hours as high as 300 F. Don't preheat the oven. Throw them in cold and let them ramp with the oven.

If you want to take it up another notch from there, throw them in a sous vide bath for 2-3 hours at 145 F prior to the slow oven bake.

Trust me. Do this.

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19 hours ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

That recipe is awesome, I make it all the time.  I might have mentioned it awhile back, but I prefer using sausage to ground beef - I think it adds a little extra flavor.  And I don't drain the fat.

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17 hours ago, GroveDiesel said:

Instant pot is definitely the way to go for sweet potatoes. Stick 4-6 of them in there on the rack with a cup of water, set the timer for 20 minutes, let the pressure release naturally and perfect sweet potatoes.

The couple of recipes I've done were instant release, but my understanding with natural release is it is so the meat doesn't toughen up.  Strange that you would need/want that with sweet potatoes.

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Made instant pot "rotisserie chicken" last night using THIS RECIPE. A 5lb chicken took 30  minutes at high pressure plus 15 min NPR. Juicy and succulent. Tonight Im using the leftover chicken to make a version of pozole Verde that @Ron Swanson posted in the Cooking thread.

Im also making stock/broth right now in the instant pot with the chicken carcass and some veggie scraps.

 

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Two more instant pot soup recipes that I made recently.  Both turned out great!

Lentil Soup

I added a pound of hot sausage to this one since I'm no ####ing vegetarian.  😀

 

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I had to add a little extra corn starch at the end to thicken it up slightly, but oh so good.

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1 hour ago, PlayaHata said:

Two more instant pot soup recipes that I made recently.  Both turned out great!

Lentil Soup

I added a pound of hot sausage to this one since I'm no ####ing vegetarian.  😀

 

This looks really good. I think I'll try a batch this weekend. Thanks for posting it!

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On 5/7/2020 at 9:40 PM, Mister CIA said:

The InstaPot looks horrible. I barf a WTF every time I watch a youTube video with this contraption.  It's the Flowbee of cooking devices, sponsored by Karen.

If one of you kind souls can link me to an interesting IntaPot youtube, I might change my mind.

 

A bit delayed, but ask and ye shall receive

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1 hour ago, PlayaHata said:

Going to try this one tonight!

I'm eating the leftovers as we speak.  Just as good 3 days later.  No need to be shy with the chicken.  The recipe calls for 2 lbs, but I used 2.5 lbs and think you could even go 3 if you wanted.  

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I've had an InstaPot for a little over a year. We used it semi-regularly early on and the results were pretty good but I just found it incredibly boring. I enjoy cooking, love standing over the stove, shaking pans around, working through a process. Gets my mind off other stuff, a similar effect for me as exercise has. Loading a bunch of stuff in the pot and turning it on doesn't give me those same feelings. It has its place though.

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20 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

I'm eating the leftovers as we speak.  Just as good 3 days later.  No need to be shy with the chicken.  The recipe calls for 2 lbs, but I used 2.5 lbs and think you could even go 3 if you wanted.  

The Butter Chicken turned out great.  I used 2.5 lbs of chicken and probably could've used more just like you said, so thanks for the suggestion.  I've got plenty of leftovers now too.  😃

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18 hours ago, Nigel said:

I've had an InstaPot for a little over a year. We used it semi-regularly early on and the results were pretty good but I just found it incredibly boring. I enjoy cooking, love standing over the stove, shaking pans around, working through a process. Gets my mind off other stuff, a similar effect for me as exercise has. Loading a bunch of stuff in the pot and turning it on doesn't give me those same feelings. It has its place though.

I feel the same way. I love the instantpot but usually use it as a meal prep item or making a meal while doing other things during the late afternoon of the weekend. Often times I will have the instantpot going with random thing, a rice cooker with a grain, pans going for another dish, and some veggies baking in the oven all at the same time.

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18 hours ago, Nigel said:

I've had an InstaPot for a little over a year. We used it semi-regularly early on and the results were pretty good but I just found it incredibly boring. I enjoy cooking, love standing over the stove, shaking pans around, working through a process. Gets my mind off other stuff, a similar effect for me as exercise has. Loading a bunch of stuff in the pot and turning it on doesn't give me those same feelings. It has its place though.

I too enjoy the process 
 

my SIL(not that one) who is a chef was upset when I told her I couldn’t open the top to add more ingredients/stir 

 

my IP is mainly used to speed up the “slow” cooking process 

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2 hours ago, PlayaHata said:

The Butter Chicken turned out great.  I used 2.5 lbs of chicken and probably could've used more just like you said, so thanks for the suggestion.  I've got plenty of leftovers now too.  😃

Good stuff.  Glad you enjoyed it!

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On 2/3/2021 at 10:34 AM, Wrigley said:

I too enjoy the process 
 

my SIL(not that one) who is a chef was upset when I told her I couldn’t open the top to add more ingredients/stir 

 

my IP is mainly used to speed up the “slow” cooking process 

IMO, what it does is replace a crock pot. You can make things in an instant pot way faster and done much better than you can in a crock pot. I can make black beans from scratch that would take 4 hours on the stove, but maybe 1.5 hours in the Instant Pot and they’ll be almost exactly the same.

I love taking the time and making stuff that takes time at times on the weekends, but on weekdays with a family, the Instant Pot is awesome for being able to dump stuff into and turn into a pretty decent meal in an hour rather than spend twice that cooking or dumping a bunch of stuff into a crock pot in the morning and it ending up being dry or having a weird texture by the time it’s time to eat.

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