Instant Pot® Turkey Chili should probably instead be called "veggie chili", because it is loaded with good stuff. I was afraid that some people would run if I alerted them to the vegetables in the post title, but have no fear. This chili is tasty, in addition to being really good for you. I typically make beef chili, but every so often I want to either ditch the meat entirely, or make it with ground turkey to lighten things up. If I put veggies in any sort of chili, even my picky 13 year old will gladly eat them. Adding lots of extra vegetables a good way to boost the nutrition of your favorite meals, while still pleasing everyone.
Pressure cooker ribs are a cinch. When I bought the Instant Pot®, I thought that everything would cook really quickly. I was misinformed. There is a significant amount of time spent waiting for the pressure cooker to come to pressure before the actual cooking time begins. I love it for so many reasons, but I would be misleading you if I told you that it always helped me get dinner on the table faster. Soups, stews, and other slow-cooked foods are an exception and ribs fall into that category. Good ribs usually take 3-4 hours to properly cook. In an Instant Pot®, they are ready in about an hour total.
Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and I love it in any form. Stove top, baked, from a little blue box - you get the idea. I also love making kid-friendly recipes that I can doctor up to suit my adult tastes. Creamy Mac and Cheese in an Instant Pot® is one of the best kid-friendly meals and it lends itself beautifully to "adult" variations. Kids and grownups alike will love this creamy, whole-grain macaroni and cheese. Serve it plain or doctored, and I promise, dinner will be a hit!
I love Mother's Day. As both a mom and daughter, I love to spend time with both my mom and my children on this special day. We plant some beautiful flowers in the garden together and then enjoy a delicious meal, usually prepared by the moms. I plan to do some cooking in my Instant Pot® today, so I can head over tomorrow, relax, and let the boys do the rest of the work. Here are some ideas for breakfast/brunch, dinner and dessert that you could use to make your Mother's Day a little more special and delicious. If you are a mom, enjoy your special day (and send your significant other to my blog for some ideas).
I love tacos. It is one of my favorite meals and these chicken tacos using the Instant Pot® are a family favorite. Simply dressed with a little white onion, lime juice, and cilantro, they make the perfect healthy dinner. I frequently forget to thaw the chicken I have in the freezer, and even then, they cook up in no time.
Do you have a "go-to" dinner? One that you always know everyone will happily eat? Aside from boxed mac and cheese, Chili in the Instant Pot® pressure cooker is my go-to. In the Fall and Winter, otherwise known as football season, I make chili weekly. Even in late April, we get chilly days, and on chilly days we eat chili. The Instant Pot® makes a weeknight chili dinner, fast and delicious.
On the weekends, I rarely cook. We go out to dinner or order takeout. One restaurant on our usual rotation is a Greek diner that serves gyros, roasted chicken, and souvlaki. Souvlaki is little skewers of chicken or pork that have been grilled and are served with warm pita bread and tzatziki sauce. This past weekend, we were knee deep in school plays, homework, and crappy weather, so we stayed home and I made pork souvlaki in the Instant Pot®.
Long before Julie & Julia, I was a fan of Julia Child. As a very young girl, I would watch her shows on public television with my mom. I even called myself Julie the Child. As a young woman, I received my very own copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Unlike Julie Powell who cooked her way through the entire book, I have only made the boeuf bourguignon (did I spell that right?) and mayonnaise. The boeuf bourguignon is what my Aunt Jane prepares every Christmas Eve, and it is a dish which holds a special place in my heart. It is what inspired me to make this Mushroom and Vegetable Stew in the Instant Pot®. I did not even have burgundy wine, but I did have pearl onions, tons of mushrooms, and a desire to create a beef-less stew for dinner. It had the essence of boeuf bourguignon (now I am just having fun typing it) and was perfect for a chilly night.
Chicken curry is rich, exotic, and perfect dish for making in a pressure cooker. The curry spices blend perfectly and the meat is tender and succulent, like it simmered slowly on the stove. There are so many variations of curries. Indian, Thai, Chinese, to name a few. All use different spices and sauces and are very specific to the region from which they come.
I love shrimp creole. It is easy to make, full of flavor, and also light, healthy, and great for those following a gluten-free diet. It starts with the holy trinity of Cajun/Creole cooking - celery, onion, and bell pepper, which is one of my favorite flavor combinations. The vegetables get sautéed in the Instant Pot® in a little olive oil, then the remaining ingredients are added to the Instant Pot® for a quick cook. When finished, the shrimp creole is served over hot rice.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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