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Old 01-12-2021, 06:50 PM   #1
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... or, no-kitchen 6-week challenge... however you want to look at it. Anyone willing to share their favorite instantpot/air fryer recipes?

So far, finding it pretty versatile. Crock pot broke, so pressure cooking my duck bone broth. 2 hrs vs 2 days is kinda nice.

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Old 01-12-2021, 08:02 PM   #2
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Greasy and check in the insta pot is awesome. Taco seasoning and just about any meat is good and easy. Chicken, green beans, potatoes and garlic vinaigrette is awesome
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:20 PM   #3
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I just did elk sirloin chili. Turned out fantastic. Only thing I’d change is a little less water. I like my chili thick.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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I just made an elk stew that was easy and tasty. It is very simple to make risotto as well.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:55 AM   #5
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Picked up an InstantPot 8 Duo Crisp a little while ago. Haven't done much yet, but what little I've done I've been impressed with. Made chicken noodle soup from scratch in less than an hour, although I did cheat and use chicken broth that I already had on hand.

Did a pot roast, it tasted great but came out a bit dry. It was speedy compared to the oven.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:59 AM   #6
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Google Chicken Crack for your instaPot, Super good!
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:12 AM   #7
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We love our instant pot. I think my wife’s favorite is whole chicken and the broth it makes is delicious. After it’s cooked we stick it under the broiler to crisp the skin. Pork blade steaks with a can of rotel and rice is a pretty good one too. Pork and beans are good and cheap and you don’t have to soak the beans overnight. Heck, pretty much any pork recipe is good. I bought a pork shoulder and cut it up into roughy 1” cubes then vacuum packed them into dinner size portions. Throw a baggy of pork, some rice and chicken broth in and you got dinner in half an hour.
With meats I think it’s important to do the natural release so the moisture stays in. The quick release lets it get dry.



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Old 01-13-2021, 07:13 AM   #8
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Oh and Mississippi roast was a winner in the instant pot!


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Old 01-13-2021, 07:16 AM   #9
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Did some scotch eggs in the air fryer the other night. Turned out perfect.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:17 AM   #10
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Easy to peel hard boiled eggs.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:13 AM   #11
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I have purchased many cans of beans, pinto, black and red, to name a few. Never again, because my Instapot cooks them in about 45 minutes. No soaking required...
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:27 AM   #12
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Easy to peel hard boiled eggs.


True. Even fresh eggs that are notoriously hard to peel.


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Old 01-13-2021, 08:55 AM   #13
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:20 AM   #14
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Easy to peel hard boiled eggs.
Second that, was amazed how easy they are to peel. I've always been assigned to do our deviled eggs for holiday meals. Nothing more annoying than trying to cleanly peel a large number of eggs that don't want to cooperate.
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:24 AM   #15
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Brats and Sauerkraut, turn the football on...
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:41 AM   #16
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We make a teriyaki chicken and rice in the instant pot. One of my youngest daughters favorite meals is Honey garlic pork chops in the instant pot. Lots of recipes out there. We just bought a air fryer so still trying to figure it out.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:03 AM   #17
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We have a couple of favorites we go back to often.

Google Keto Indian Butter Chicken from the Two Sleevers page. I double the chicken

Google Pork Chili Verde also a two sleevers recipe google pressure cooker pork chile verde. Select the one from two sleevers.

Recipe notes I have are add 1/2 cup vegitable stock, it helps it get to pressure to cook the vegies. I also take the pork chunks and coat in EVOO and dust with SGP, toss on the smoker at 165 for a few hours to get some smoke on them before adding to the IP.

Next favorite two sleevers again (note the frequency that I use this site) Mexican Chicken Pollo Salsa Rojo

These are probably my three favorites. Tons of stew and pot roast recipes, double the carrots and always add some Worcestershire sauce.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:34 AM   #18
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Butter Chicken gets my vote too. About as good as it gets. Braised short ribs Korean style are pretty darn good too.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:42 PM   #19
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I am not a woman that likes kitchen gadgets; it needs to do more than one thing. I'd resisted the Instant Pot craze until the end of October 2020. I'd seen an article saying it could make apple or pear butter (we've got four apple/2 pear trees) in minutes instead of taking hours in the Crock Pot. Oh man, it came out thick & flavorful!

There are SO many websites, full of tips & recipes. That said, Porcupine Meatballs, Spaghetti, Enchilada Pasta and pork roast were good. Boneless chicken thighs from frozen to cooked in a super short time was amazing. I've done potatoes, butternut squash & boiled eggs. All Recipes has a Spinach & Mushroom Orzo that is super delish. I'd made it as a side dish for Thanksgiving (we had salmon) and my family wanted it again two weeks later. I added sautéed shrimp for the second time. Tonight I am trying stroganoff recipe.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:52 PM   #20
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Happen to have short ribs thawing so will do them Korean style tonight. Digging the pork recipes as we just put 1/2 hog in freezer. Turned all the shoulder into salami and sausage, so looks like a run to Carlton is in order.

Finding IP does okay for frying eggs, so that's a bonus. Now if it only did the dishes.

Appreciate all the responses... great info!
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:04 PM   #21
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Phez...


Shoot phez, clean and separate into various body parts for cooking.


Beat egg(s) with a little water.
Toss body parts into egg mixture and coat.
Mix together flour, salt, pepper, Paprika, coat body parts.
Brown body parts in oil, not olive. Maybe bacon grease....yum...
Add chicken stock.
Cook 25 min. @ pressure, cool slowly.
Remove body parts.
Add butter to pot and whisk for sauce. I modified this part from original recipe by adding heavy cream....yum.


I tried doing this with chicken but it's too tender to begin with so maybe less time under pressure would work better. Is good with pork.


I didn't have the InstantPot so used our small Presto 4/5 qt. pressure cooker. Works just as good as the fancy edition.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:27 PM   #22
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Non insta pot, aka dutch oven on the wood stove today but I'm sure all the quick cookers could do the same. Layers of pork chops and cream of mushroom, then onions, mushrooms and taters, and then a box of parmesan cheese noodles. Topped with some milk and salt n pepper. Come in to a great smelling house after work and pig out.

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Old 01-14-2021, 07:34 PM   #23
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Great for stews.
Great for pork shoulder.
Horrible for steaming veggies. Can't believe they have a setting for that. Mush!

Basically, great for everything a slow cooker does but faster. I guess rice too....

I used it every week for the first 3-4 months. Use it now 1-2 times a year for pork shoulder.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:33 PM   #24
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I didn't know what an InstantPot was...
they lost me when finding 17 different models. Which of these are you discussing?
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:35 PM   #25
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Not bad on a chuck roast, but great on pork shoulder steak, carne asada, ribs, and riblets. 18 minutes cooking time in mushroom soup, wine, and minced garlic. Air fryer for a bunch of other stuff. Can't believe we have 7 different ovens in our kitchen.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:59 PM   #26
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I didn't know what an InstantPot was...
they lost me when finding 17 different models. Which of these are you discussing?
We got the duo crisp + airfryer. Really does a lot of different foods well and is super convenient. When the kitchen is done, I'll likely go back to slow roasting, and I really miss my cast iron pans.
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:51 PM   #27
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We purchased an air fryer lid for our Insta Pot 6 qt model. A couple of nights ago the Cootessa tried the lid for its maiden flight. She used a recipe from the Food Network, Air Fryer Fried Shrimp. She used 16/20 shrimp. The results were outstanding! Hands down the most flavorful shrimp I've had in 20 years. Best of all, no grease.
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Old 01-16-2021, 11:21 PM   #28
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I’ll second the Mississippi Pot Roast. Be careful not to overcook it. It’s so delicious.

Stews, soups and homemade yogurt are easy and delicious. You can throw away your rice steamer as the instapot does a better job, especially with brown or wild rice.

Beef Plov (Uzbek version of rice pilaf) is probably our favorite. Here’s a good simple recipe.
https://natashaskitchen.com/instant-...ipe-beef-plov/
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:00 PM   #29
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Week 4 of what's looking more like 7 than 6.

Hazelnut crusted halibut was a winner.
Air-fried brussel sprouts last night... delish.
Steel cut oats as easy as it gets.
Fritata then used air-fry lid to broil goat cheese on top.
Sautéed scallops came out okay but less than ideal not to be able to control temp.
Dragged it out to the porch Friday for happy hour homemade potato chips with russets and sweet potatoes, slow process but they were fantastic and ended up being dinner.

Anyone have a fave chicken thigh recipe?
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