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.
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®.
Everyone has their guilty pleasure- mine is Chicago-style Italian Beef. Portillo's, Al's, Johnnie's - you name it, I love it. It is definitely a Chicago thing, but for folks living in another part of the country, it is thinly sliced roast beef on a crusty roll with (sweet) bell peppers and (hot) giardinara, covered in gravy (the liquid in which the beef and peppers cooked). It is a wet sloppy mess, but so yummy.
Every Valentine's Day, I make homemade spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. It is a little love note in a bowl. The tradition started when my boys were really little and we were watching "Lady and the Tramp." The romantic spaghetti scene is where it all started, and even though they refuse to watch the movie with my anymore, they are always excited for our Valentine's Day dinner.
There is something so comforting about a plate of boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage. I think about it throughout the year, even though I only eat it on St. Patrick's Day. It holds many fond childhood memories, and I like to think that I am passing along similar ones to my family. St. Patrick's Day is still 5 days away, but I think most people do their celebrating the Saturday before. Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, perhaps? Tonight, we are celebrating too. Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage cooked in the Instant Pot® is on the menu. This was so delicious and fast that we might celebrate again on the official holiday, next Thursday.
Instant Pot® Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs are amazing. Like make them right now, amazing. Today was one of those rare 70 degree early-March days. The kind of day that brings back memories of the sun on your face and barbecues in the backyard. I decided to extend the summery theme of this day by using the Instant Pot® to make 3 slabs of ribs in under an hour. FALL-OFF-THE-BONE-RIBS IN UNDER AN HOUR. Sorry for shouting, but I am that excited.
Pressure Cooker Pork Chili Verde is a cheaters carnitas - one of my favorite foods. The pork is tender, yet crispy and full of amazing flavor. Perfect on a taco or salad or even served over rice. Making this in the Instant Pot® means you can have slow-braised pork in about an hour.
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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