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Instant Pot recipies
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Post# 979208   1/20/2018 at 18:05 (271 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

I broke down and ordered an 8 qt. Instant Pot. There are many cookbooks out. Can anyone recommend a reasonable not fancy one? Any personal recipes would be welcome.

Post# 979212 , Reply# 1   1/20/2018 at 18:23 (271 days old) by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Oh, THAT pot!

Post# 979221 , Reply# 2   1/20/2018 at 19:14 (271 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

I do Ribs!!!
1 Rack Spare Ribs
Season with spices of your choice and add smoked paprika. Place rack in bottom of pot. Add 1 cup water and enough liquid smoke to suit your tastes. Cook 20 mins pressure. Then allow 10 min natural release. Place in oven for 10 mins @350 with the bbq sauce of your choice.

Post# 979222 , Reply# 3   1/20/2018 at 19:15 (271 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

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Post# 979224 , Reply# 4   1/20/2018 at 19:30 (271 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Google 'instant pot recipes' and you'll find enough recipes to keep your IP busy for months.

Post# 979227 , Reply# 5   1/20/2018 at 19:32 (271 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Mopar, don't make me come and have a "talk" with you!

Post# 979258 , Reply# 6   1/20/2018 at 23:29 (271 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Not sure why you would need a cookbook either... I just peruse online recipes and there's a whole bunch of stuff on the Instant Pot facebook page. TBH I use mine mostly for stew and chili

I have the 8qt as well

When I make beef stew in it here's a tip.

Do not cut up the potatoes more than half,, do not quarter them or you'll get mush. And put them in last on top of everything, not in the liquid. Max time under pressure 25 minutes,, and a quick release. otherwise everything gets mushy. When it's done and you remove the lid you can stir and sort of cut the potatoes into smaller pieces at the same time .

Post# 979264 , Reply# 7   1/21/2018 at 00:30 (271 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

OH Jerry, you are so bad and it does sound like at good idea to have Cuffs "talk" with us for sure. Gary

Post# 979296 , Reply# 8   1/21/2018 at 09:21 (271 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Depends on what you're 'talkin' with!

Post# 979303 , Reply# 9   1/21/2018 at 09:49 (271 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

an old friend used to make orange pot brownies. No, not in an orange pot.

Post# 979374 , Reply# 10   1/21/2018 at 20:22 (270 days old) by westtexman (Lubbock, Texas)        
Pressure Luck Cooking

This guy has a YouTube channel about cooking in the Instant Pot, and hes fun to watch.


Post# 979429 , Reply# 11   1/22/2018 at 11:56 (270 days old) by washerboy (Little Rock Arkansas)        
cookbook was worthless

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I got the Insta pot for it!!! I ordered a cookbook off was worthless!!! In fact I threw it in the trash. #1. It was not written for the American cook...I don't have scales to measure, I don't know what a "knob" of butter is and I assume a "tin" of something is a canned product. I've found a lot of really good recepies off the internet. My sister-in-law is really into the Insta pot...she's cooked ribs several times and raves about how good they are..also she's cooked dried beans and several other things I can't remember. I cooked a pork roast in mine for New Years Day...after cooking I pulled the fat and bone out and added BBQ sauce and had sliders and slaw at the New Years day gathering.

Post# 979458 , Reply# 12   1/22/2018 at 16:50 (269 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

My Duo80 came today. The included 4th Edition cook book is not what I had hoped.

Post# 979640 , Reply# 13   1/23/2018 at 21:52 (268 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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I have had my IP Ultra 60 6 quart about two weeks now. I have made a pot roast, cheescake, and chicken and dumplings. All came out perfect. The roast and the cheescake i got the recipies off the internet and the chicken n dumplings I altered a Sharp microwave recipie i have been using since 1981.

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Post# 980172 , Reply# 14   1/27/2018 at 23:15 (264 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        
Mite be more trouble that it's worth but...

Instant Pot ----Popcorn!


Post# 980296 , Reply# 15   1/28/2018 at 18:41 (263 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

I'm on the forth use. So far pretty happy. I was thinking that a "kitchen timer" function might be handy. You could set it for cool down/pressure relief time.

Post# 980394 , Reply# 16   1/29/2018 at 10:48 (263 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Mine counts down, actually it counts the minutes up from when it stops cooking and goes into keep warm.. it looks something like " LOO1, L002, L003 etc..

Post# 980512 , Reply# 17   1/29/2018 at 21:20 (262 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Cooked a 7.5 pound bone in FROZEN turkey breast tonight in 55 minutes plus natural cool down.

Post# 980553 , Reply# 18   1/30/2018 at 06:51 (262 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

If you like Indian food as much as we do you'll love it even more cooking it in the Indian pot as we call it. Tons of recipes on the internet as previously mentioned. We started with a 6qt and now have an 8qt to boot.

Post# 981263 , Reply# 19   2/4/2018 at 15:29 (256 days old) by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        

Taking my first foray into IP cooking for dinner tonight... ribs!

Yeah, that cookbook that came with it was not all that helpful, except for the charts in the back.


Post# 981309 , Reply# 20   2/4/2018 at 22:29 (256 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Any vintage presto or mirro

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Instruction/recipe book will work perfectly for you.

You'll have to adjust the time to allow for the difference normal pressure - 15lbs. and the reduced 11.6 pounds the instant pot uses.

That means, at sea-level, add 20% more time to a recipe written for a normal pressure cooker.

For ever 1000 feet above 2000feet over sea-level add 10% more time in addition to that 20%.

This, of course, is why the instant pots are basically useless at our altitude.

By the by, I'm posting a link to their current recipe website. It's a billion, million, zillion, trillion times better than the instruction book which came with mine (I foolishly believed the salesman that it cooked at 'normal' pressure.) Made a lovely gift for a friend in California who cooks with it every day.



Post# 982182 , Reply# 21   2/10/2018 at 17:16 (250 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Think I'm going to look for a second IP. I've used this one 10 times since I got it and all has been really good. The whole frozen turkey breast needed so additional time, but everything else has been great including the rice pudding. Tonight I'm doing a Butterball boneless frozen turkey breast with vegs and red potatoes (It's amazing how everyone of the frozen breasts are exactly 3#!). So far no problems cleaning it or other issues. I watched a number of the vids by the guy in New York. Like his recipes but wish he would wash his hands after fisting a turkey and then touching everything in his kitchen (and Mom's kitchen).

Post# 983287 , Reply# 22   2/18/2018 at 17:23 (242 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

I am using my IP almost every day. I'm thinking of buying a second inner pot. IP offers both the SS which has been great so far and a Teflon coated one. Setting aside the thought that the Teflon fumes will give me brain cancer or kill the birds or make the dogs sick, does anyone have ideas either way?

Post# 983288 , Reply# 23   2/18/2018 at 17:36 (242 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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The linked Insta(nt) Pot article appeared in today's paper.  It recommends some cook books, as the author agrees that the book that comes with the cooker isn't all that thorough. 


I think I might try the risotto recipe with one of my stove-top pressure cookers.  The recipes seem easily adapted, and I have adjustable pressure controls for my Prestos as well as my Mirro-Matics.




Post# 983345 , Reply# 24   2/19/2018 at 05:29 (242 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, I've make risotto with my pressure cooker.  The only way to make Risotto.  No standing over the stove constantly stirring. 

Post# 983357 , Reply# 25   2/19/2018 at 08:32 (242 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Risotto in the pressure cooker

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Is like polenta in the pressure cooker:

A great way to ensure that something turns out right!

Post# 983418 , Reply# 26   2/19/2018 at 13:43 (242 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I never used to mind the stirring and adding process for risotto, even as a kid, but since I'm often spinning plates as sole caregiver during Dave's waking hours, I can't count on being uninterrupted while preparing a meal.


I'll give the PC method a try, and adapt the handed-down recipe from my mom. 

Post# 983420 , Reply# 27   2/19/2018 at 13:49 (242 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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An Italian friend told me not to bother adding fluid ladle by ladle and stir all the time. She just adds most of the fluid at once, and does less steering in a normal pot, not a pressure cooker.

Post# 983482 , Reply# 28   2/19/2018 at 19:36 (241 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

OMG, made some chicken tonight with recipe found on line. Bone in skin on thighs. 1/2 c ketchup, 1/4 c soy, 1/2 c honey, 1/2 water or stock. That's it. I added some heavy shakes of crushed red pepper. Recipe says 15 min cook time with 10 holding if fresh. 30 min if frozen plus 10. I tried to brown chick first but being frozen it was just ok. I made rice with it.

Post# 983511 , Reply# 29   2/19/2018 at 22:27 (241 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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That sounds good!

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