Instant Pot Chicken & Brown Rice

Instant Pot Chicken & Brown Rice
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Chicken & Brown Rice
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place insert in Instant Pot and set to Saute. When it says "HOT", add the oil to the pot.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Saute for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press cancel.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Close the lid and set valve to "Sealing" position.
  4. Cook at high pressure for 22 minutes.
  5. Let naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Manually release any remaining pressure. Open lid and stir.
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Instant Pot Chicken & Noodles

This was adapted from my Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe because noodles were sounding better at the time.

Instant Pot Chicken & Noodles
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Chicken & Noodles
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 7 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Insert inner pot into Instant Pot and press saute button. Wait for the machine to say "HOT".
  2. Add oil, onion and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and close lid. Set valve to "Sealing". Cook on high for about 5 minutes (1/2 the cooking time on the package of pasta you are using).
  4. Let pressure naturally release at end of cooking time for 10 minutes. Manually release remaining pressure and remove lid. Stir and serve.
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Instant Pot Jambalaya

If you would like, you can add or substitute some cooked shrimp at the end of cooking.  We don’t normally have it on hand, so I left it out of the recipe.

Instant Pot Jambalaya
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Jambalaya
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Press saute on Instant Pot and wait until it says "HOT".
  2. Add oil to inner pot, along with chicken and sausage. Cook until chicken is done, about 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is translucent. Add additional oil as needed.
  4. If there is anything stuck to the bottom of the pan, add a little water to deglaze before continuing on.
  5. Add remaining ingredients. Put lid on and set to "Sealing". Cook at high pressure for 7 minutes.
  6. Let pressure naturally release for at least 10 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure.
  7. This was very good served with Cholula hot sauce and Monterey Jack cheese. (Probably not authentic, but good anyway.)
Recipe Notes
Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning:

2 1/2 T. paprika
2 T. salt
2 T. garlic powder
1 T. black pepper
1 T. onion powder
1 T. cayenne pepper
1 T. dried oregano
1 T. dried thyme
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Instant Pot Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

This is a gluten free version of the popular box mix of Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni without the chemicals, but still very quick and easy!

Instant Pot Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14 minutes 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14 minutes 2 minutes
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14 minutes 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14 minutes 2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to saute. When it says HOT, add oil.
  2. Add ground beef, onions and garlic to pot. Cook until meat is browned, stirring to break up meat. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and Worcestershire sauce as it is cooking.
  3. Add tomato paste, water and beef base. Stir to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add elbows. Press cancel to stop Saute.
  4. Lock lid in place and seal valve. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. (Cook time may vary with the kind of pasta you choose to use). Quick release the pressure. Stir in half of the cheese. Serve remaining cheese on the side.
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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Fast, Easy and Delicious!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
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Servings
8 servings
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
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Servings
8 servings
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Taco Seasoning
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put water in bottom of 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot.
  2. Put chicken pieces directly into the water inside the Instant Pot. Add cilantro and lime juice.
  3. Combine seasoning ingredients and add to chicken.
  4. Close and seal lid. Cook on high pressure for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes after cooking is done.
  6. Open lid and remove chicken breasts. Shred and add to tortillas, salads, rice, nachos or whatever you want, with your favorite toppings.
Recipe Notes

I used chicken breasts.  3 of them weighed 2 lbs.  20 minutes seemed about right for that size of breasts, but it was a little on the dry side.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

This was my first attempt at spaghetti sauce in my Instant Pot.  It might change later, but this was really good.  The kids came back for seconds and thirds!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 7 minutes
Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put 1 cup of water into bottom of Instant Pot. Put sausages into water or onto trivet. (Mine were frozen and I put right into the water.) Cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes or so.
  2. Remove sausages from the pot, but leave cooking water in the pot for additional flavor.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to pot. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes or so.
  4. Meanwhile, slice the sausage. You can either add it to the sauce or serve it on the side. I chose to serve it with some pasta and Parmesan.
  5. Stir and taste; add additional seasoning, if desired.
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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

These come out super tender and juicy!

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Make sure insert is in Instant Pot. Set Instant Pot to saute. Let it heat up until it says "HOT".
  2. Add ribs, in batches if necessary, to brown on all sides.
  3. Move the cooked ribs to a plate to make room in the pot for the uncooked ribs.
  4. After all the ribs are cooked and removed to a plate, pour a couple of splashes of sherry in the pot to deglaze.
  5. Pour 1 cup of water into insert. Stir, then add the ribs. Pour BBQ sauce on top.
  6. Put lid in place, set valve to "sealing", then set to pressure cook on high for 30 minutes.
  7. When the time is up, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Then manually release the remaining pressure. Serve with additional sauce, if desired.
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Instant Pot Chuck Roast

This was pretty fast, moist, tender and delicious!

Instant Pot Chuck Roast
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 25 minutes
Instant Pot Chuck Roast
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 25 minutes
Ingredients
Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to saute. Wait for it to heat up (it will say "hot").
  2. Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Add a little oil to the pot and sear meat for 10 minutes per side.
  3. Hit cancel button.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups water to pot, along with the remaining ingredients. Set to manual pressure for 60 minutes. When time is up, release pressure naturally for 20 minutes. If you have a 3 lb. roast, cook for 75 minutes. You don't need to change anything else.
  5. If you would like, you can make a gravy from the broth. Remove the roast and put on a platter. Set the Instant Pot to saute. Combine a couple tablespoons of cornstarch or potato starch with enough water to make a thin paste. Drizzle it into the broth as you whisk continuously, until thickened.
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Beef Stew

This beef stew is thick with a deliciously flavored broth and lots of meat and veggies.  If you plan ahead, it can be cooked in the crockpot after the meat and veggies are browned in pan.  If you need to avoid gluten, wheat or soy, substitute a flour that is safe for you and make sure to use Better Than Bouillon organic beef base.

Beef Stew
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Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Beef Stew
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Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Put flour, salt & pepper in large Ziploc bag. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Place meat in bag with the flour mixture and shake until well coated.
  2. Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned.
  3. Add onion to the remaining flour in the bag. Add onion, carrot and celery to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, to slightly cook the vegetables, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, thyme, water and Better than Bouillon organic beef base.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
  5. Add diced potatoes, carrots and onions. Cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
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Chorizo Chili

This is our favorite recipe for chili.  If I don’t have any chorizo, I just use 2 lb. of ground beef and increase the paprika and cumin to 2 T. each.  Some of you might think it odd to add the cocoa powder or chocolate chips.  However, this adds a richer taste and color to the finished product.

Chorizo Chili
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Servings Prep Time
4 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Chorizo Chili
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Servings Prep Time
4 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: quarts
Instructions
Black Beans
  1. Rinse black beans. Put in pot and cover well with water. Bring to a boil. When the water boils, turn the pot off and let set for 1 hour. Drain beans, cover with fresh water and continue cooking until tender. Add to chili when the beans are tender.
Chili
  1. While beans are soaking, brown beef and chorizo with onions, sweet pepper, garlic, and oil in a Dutch oven.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except black beans) and simmer for a couple of hours. Add water as needed for the consistency that you desire. Add black beans when they have finished cooking. This is even better if made the day before and reheated.
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