Are you looking at how you can use the Instant Pot to help with your feast during these Holidays! One easy dish is our instant pot cranberry sauce.
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite sides, one of those things that completes that traditional Thanksgiving meal! It seems like a necessity to me, in order to have that perfect bite with a little turkey, a little gravy, cranberry sauce. yuumm!!
Another great idea with this cranberry sauce is an appetizer!
Place a block of cream cheese on a tray (softened) and pour this cranberry sauce over it. serve with crackers or even graham crackers.
Its sure to be a favorite and you can rest easy because the instant pot has done the work for you!
Also, take a look at our Instant pot Mashed potatoes recipe
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!!!
This is one of our favorite crock pot dinners converted for the beloved Instant Pot! And I'm so excited that now this meal is ready in under 30 minutes!!!!!!
If you like "wet" burritos you will love this meal!
turn your Instant Pot on to Saute and allow to heat up a minute.
Add Oil and swish around, add meat.
Allow the meat to brown, stirring frequently to brown all sides.
Be sure to scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pot.
Add bullion and enchilada sauce, stir and secure the lid
Make sure the valve is set to seal and press pressure cook
Adjust time to 12 minutes. This came to pressure in under 10 minutes because the pot is already hot.
Let the meat Naturally Pressure Release for 5-10 minutes. Then release the remaining pressure manually.
Meanwhile, heat up the refried beans (using the microwave or a saucepan on the stove top.)
Place Tortillas on your plates ( I like deep dish plates for all that yummy sauce)
Spoon some beans on each tortilla and a spoonful of meat
roll up the tortilla.
Pour sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese.
( If you are making this right away the cheese will melt but if not, you can stick this under the broiler for a minute or two)
We love to finish this off with a dollop of sour cream and dip tortilla chips in the sauce!
We hope you enjoy this conversion of an old favorite to the amazing Instant pot. If you are new to the Instant Pot please search here on Love and Scribbles for some tips, tricks and learn why we love it so very much! 🙂
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!