I found these super cute glass jars at Walmart for 3 whole bucks 🙂 and they fit perfectly in the fridge!
What ever container you wish to use is fine, your tea is now ready for the fridge! It really is great tasting tea. If black tea isn’t your thing you can follow this same recipe for green tea.. really any kind you like! 🙂
Add the tea bags. Place lid and set for 3 minutes (making sure valve is set to seal)
When it's come to pressure and cooked for the 3 minutes you can manually release the pressure. fish out the tea bags and discard.
I usually leave the lid off and allow it to start to cool.
After it has cooled a little, I take out a portion of the tea out and add my own sweetener to this pitcher (usually about a 4 of a cup of my home made sweet blend)
I mix in the cup of regular sugar to the tea remaining in the IP.
allow this to continue to cool. Then I transfer the rest into a bottle or pitcher.
Store in the fridge and enjoy.
You can change the strength of your tea by adding less or more tea bags.
Make whatever kind of tea you'd like by choosing different flavors of tea bags.
And of course customize your desired level of sweetness.
Set IP to saute
Throw in chopped onion and mushrooms.
Saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender.
Meanwhile take flour, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and parsley and mix in a gallon size baggie! ( can you tell I hate dishes? but you can always do this in a shallow dish too.)
place the chicken into the baggie and gently shake until chicken is coated.
Now here is where I would like to tell you to just brown the chicken in the Instant Pot.. however when I try to do this, it never ends well.. the coating sticks to the bottom and then begins to burn... I find it's just easier to get a frying pan out and brown the chicken a couple minutes each side.
While chicken is browning on the stove you can start adding the parmesan cheese, crushed garlic, marinara sauce, chicken broth, and red wine to the IP. Mix it up and add just a pinch of pepper and salt, remember you can always add more later.
transfer the chicken to the IP and cover it with the sauce.
secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to seal. Set to manual for 11 minutes. While this comes to pressure (took about 10 minutes) and cooks, you can prepare some noodles and bread.. or whatever you want to serve with it.
When cooking is done, let it Naturally Pressure Release (NPR) for 5 - 10 minutes. Smother it in mozzarella cheese and more Parmesan before serving.
Serve with Pasta and bread!
Today I am excited to share with you another family favorite recipe!
Smothered Beef Burritos now converted to the Instant Pot!
I’ve been really trying to convert some of our old crock pot recipes to be prepared in the Instant Pot. We have a lot of crock pot recipes, I use to grab my crock pot 2-3 times a week. and Now thanks to the Instant Pot I haven’t touched a crock pot in about a year and a half!
So, we have really been missing this Smothered Beef burritos recipe and I’m so excited that it is now ready in under 30 minutes instead of 4-6 hours!!!
Perhaps you have heard the news and now you are asking yourself,
” Should I throw away my Instant Pot?”
Recently it became big news that some products from Instant Pot have been recalled. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this recall and I’ve even heard of some people suggesting that everyone should throw their pot away!
Please DONT! 🙂 The recall is real, but most likely does not affect you at all. And here’s why:
Instant Pot (the company that makes the very popular pressure cookers) has quite a few different products under their brand name. The product that was recalled was NOT any of their pressure cooker models.
It was a mulit cooker called the Gem and it is only sold at walmart stores. It’s sort of like Instant pots version of a fancy crock pot, if you will. With the Gem you can do things like steam rice, roast, and slow cook but does not pressure cook! Anyways, I don’t know a lot about it… mostly because with the many pressure cooker options offered by Instant pot, I don’t see a need to have one.
But, if you happen to have the Gem Mulit cooker.. then yes it was recalled ( you still shouldn’t throw it away, you can take it back to walmart)
You can see the official recall notice from consumer reports here.
Instant Pot Gem Recall Details
The recall: 104,000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers. Affected batch codes include 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. The batch code is printed on a silver label on the bottom of the multi-cooker.
If you own an Instant Pot pressure cooker like many of us do…. please please keep cooking!!! Of course, if you really don’t want it, you can send it to me…but there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t use it and LOVE it!
If you are one of the many that owns a instant pot but don’t know what to do with it.. you can check out some of my posts and recipes here:
So you are either super excited and ready to make anything and everything OR you feel a bit intimidated and wondering why you insisted on following this instant pot fad…
well, either way, This post is for you! You don’t NEED accessories to make a lot of things in the Instant Pot but there are some super handy and fun accessories to help from anything from basic meals to fancy desserts!!
Also, if you are new to the Instant Pot, I hope you’ll explore this blog a bit to help you feel more comfortable (or just give you some good ideas to try) like my recipe search engines (most of them are Instant Pot ones) or this very first review from when I got my first Instant Pot!!!
So here is a list of some awesome accessories:
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Instant Pot liner – A second stainless steel liner can be really useful!
I’ve been using my Once A Month Meals membership to stock our freezer for a year now!! And still absolutely LOVE it!
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I started looking into a membership when I was new to the Instant Pot and wanted to find more ways to use it, You can read my first review here!
But, you don’t even need an Instant Pot to take advantage of the amazing resources from Once A Month Meals
Here’s a list of the cook types for the cooking day and the serving day:
Now, every month I make 20-30 dinners for our freezer. Plus, some lunches and breakfasts too!
Once A Month Meals has been adding new features, tons of new recipes, and special menus so membership just keeps getting better!
You can check out all of these amazing menu options:
I know I’ve said this before, But the resources available to you as a member with Once A Month Meals are outstanding! In fact I do not hesitate to say that I would have never attempted freezer cooking for a whole month with out them!
You get these awesome customizable Menus that have been masterly crafted to consider time, effort, cost etc. (you select how many servings each meal makes too!)
You can easily swap recipes that do not appeal to you or even just build your own menu from the many recipes listed.
You get a detailed Grocery Shopping List (we are talking down to the ounces people!!)
The Prep list takes all the guessing out of what to do with all those groceries once you are home. And then the Cooking Day Instructions give you a step by step guide to stock your freezer!
Labels are at the ready for your bags or containers before you stick them in the freezer ( these labels even have the serving day instructions right on them!)
The Thaw Sheet is so handy ( I keep mine in my household planner binder) for deciding what to pull out of the freezer each night! Only have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table?? well, then grab these Enchilada Meatballs, and have dinner from freezer to table in 20 minutes!!!
And Recipe Cards for every recipe in your menu.
Seriously, Once A Month Meals has CHANGED how I do dinner! In fact I have stopped in the middle of writing this post to plop in our dinner from the freezer and in just about 1 hours time, our dinner is almost ready and I’ll pack away this computer and we can sit down to eat… just like that!