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18 Pressure Cooker BBQ Party Recipes!

Pressure Cooker Barbecue Recipes

Want to have fun at your own barbecue party?!? Then, use our make-ahead pressure cooker recipes so you can join the… Read More »

Tender Pressure Cooked Spiced Beef Stew & Meat Tips

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Spiced Beef Stew Recipe

A classic stew that showcases how the pressure cooker can give boundless flavor and tender meat by using few well-chosen ingredients and techniques.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore & Magically Increasing Liquid

EASY Chicken Cacciatore Recipe - pressure cooker

The liquid appears to magically increase while pressure cooking this recipe, but  – don’t worry – no one snuck into the pressure cooker to add more! Let me explain.

Which Instant Pot is right for you? (includes latest models ULTRA & DUO Plus)

Instant Pot Model Differences

As the presenter in of Instant Pot’s product videos,  I’m often asked by readers which Instant Pot they should get.  While most… Read More »

Marvelous Meats – Pressure Cooking School

I’ll reveal four secrets to marvelous pressure cooker meats and share my best tips while we make two recipes: a savory Spiced Beef Stew and an easy Chicken Cacciatore.

Choosing the Right Cut of Meat for the Pressure Cooker

Choosing the best cuts of meat for the pressure cooker

The reality is that by the time the cooker has reached pressure, some meats will already be overcooked. So let’s take a look at what cuts of meats are best for the pressure cooker and the tricky ones.

Restrict Cooking Liquid for Flavorful Pressure Cooked Meat

How meat's moisture adds to the pressure cooker liquid.

Fresh meat can be 45-70% water. Plus, if you add 10-15% more liquid for brined and frozen meats you’re going to end up with AT LEAST and an additional cup of cooking liquid for each pound of meat that goes into the pressure cooker.

STOP Overcooking Meat in Your Pressure Cooker!

Meat Pressure Cooking Time

Unfortunately, once you overcook a piece of meat in the pressure cooker, there’s no going back. You’ll be left with a pile of dry, tasteless…

Wrong Pressure Release Can Ruin Meat – here’s why & a cheat

When I pressure cooked my first roast, I was so excited. But then, I couldn’t recognize what was on that serving platter! The roast had shrunken into a dark, tasteless, hard thing that…

Vivid Veggies & Opening Methods- Pressure Cooking School

Vivid Veggies and Opening Methods - Pressure Cooking School

We’re going to steam some broccoli and then I’m going to show you a technique that will turn any package of frozen veggies into a delicious stew. But wait… there’s more!

Pressure Cooker Veggie Confession

Veggie Confessions - Pressure Cooking Schoole

Sigh… I have a confession to make.Not everyone is going to enjoy…

Steamed Broccoli & Steamer Baskets

Pressure Steamed Broccoli

Steaming broccoli sounds simple, right? But, first, we need a steamer basket to steam them with!

Turn Any Frozen Veggie Into a Pressure Cooker Stew

Frozen Veggie Pressure Cooker Technique

This technique will work with any frozen vegetable. There’s no measuring, slicing or dicing, just dump and go!

Pressure Cooker Opening Methods – Pressure Cooking School

pressure cooker opening methods

How you open the pressure cooker is actually an important part of the recipe. Let’s review the four pressure cooker opening methods and…

101+ Mediterranean Pressure Cooker Recipes

Here’s a living list of pressure cooker recipes for one of the healthiest diets in the world: The Mediterranean Diet…. Read More »

PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s new ULTRA Advances Multi Cooking (look ma, no app!)

Instant Pot ULTRA Preview

Instant Pot’s newest model, ULTRA,  not only re-designs the way we interact with a pressure cooker – but it can… Read More »

PREVIEW: Fagor’s upcoming LUX™ LCD, 10-in-1 Multi Cooker!

Fagor LUX 360 Electric Pressure Cooker & Multi Cooker

UPDATE 4/30/17: Although this pressure cooker model was originally launched as the “LUX 360” due to unforeseen circumstances, Fagor America… Read More »

PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s upcoming DUO Plus!

Instant Pot DUO Plus

Mid-April  Instant Pot will release a total refresh of their most popular best-selling DUO, the DUO Plus! I’ve been playing… Read More »

5 Pressure Cooker Pantry-Cleaning Recipes

ceci minestrone

Now’s the time to use up those packets of dried beans, stacks of rain-day tuna, archives of pasta and random… Read More »

5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Top Recommendations

5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Recommendations

Electric pressure multi cookers are having their moment, and it’s a mind-bending task to choose from the flood of literally… Read More »