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Pressure Cooker Recipes
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Pressure Cooker recipes can save the day when you forget to take meat out of the freezer for today's dinner.

Pressure Cookers, along with Slow Cookers, can take a cheap cut of meat and make it taste as tender as a choice cut.

If you do use it right.

Cooking with a pressure cooker can be a little tricky when you get started, but I have a few tips that might help you put your cooker to the best use.

I personally never cared for the kind with the little knob sitting on top. You know, you pour water over it to cool it down and hope that top doesn't blow off?

Possibly the new ones with the knobs are better, but I prefer the pressure cooker where you twist the top into place, click the button to lock it in, and turn the pressure button to pressure.

When you are finished cooking, to release the pressure cooker lid, you turn the knob to release the pressure and, when the pressure is gone, release the lock button and open the lid. It doesn't get any simpler.

An important tip. Ours has a basket with small knobby feet that fits inside the pressure cooker. Use it.If you don't, you'll burn stuff.

Dont' be afraid to experiment with the recommended cooking time. It can vary from pressure cooker to pressure cooker. I noticed extending the time by about 5 minutes made the meats a lot more tender.

When using sauces, like spaghetti sauce, in the pressure cooker, put in extra water. Still use the basket to protect the noodles. I'll explain more on this on the recipes for pressure cooker pages.

I'll tell you what. Try these recipes and experiment with some of your own. People are always saying things like "I didn't know you could cook that in a pressure cooker!"

It makes the best meat loaf I have ever tasted and eliminates the grease and the burning on the bottom. The potatoes are awesome and you'll want to eat the skins.

This section and the section on slow cooking will grow so bookmark it and keep checkin' in.

Chili

This is easy and really tastes good. Experiment with it.

I use Hormel Chili with Beans
2 - 16 oz Tomato Sauce
Garlic Powder - to taste
Onion Powder - to taste
1 pound hamburger (you can use more or less)
2 cups water
Noodles (your choice)

Put the water in the pan, then put in the small pan that comes with many pressure cookers (has holes thru it to allow pressure to circulate). This helps keep the meat and noodles from burning

Pour in can of chili and all ingredients but the noodles. Mix well. It should be a little runny. Add the noodles.

Cover and bring up to pressure. Cook for 20 - 30 minutes.

Pull out the little pan and mix well. Serve.

Spaghetti Sauce

I started using the pressure cooker for spaghetti sauce and it taste unreal.

1 large can of tomato sauce
1 large can of puree
1 small can of paste
hamburger - at least a pound but more if you want
garlic powder to taste
onion powder to taste
oregano - large pinch
parsley - large pinch

Pour all ingredients. Break up the hamburger and mix it in. You can make meatballs as well, but be sure to have just the mixed burger as well in to thicken the sauce and add great flavor.

The hamburger really seems to absorb the sauce.

Put the lid on the pressure cooker and bring to pressure. Turn down the heat and cook for about 25 minutes.

Scallop Potatos

You gotta be kiddin me?!Nope. This is great, quick and easy to make.

Slice up 4 potatos; more if you want but increase the other ingredients.
2 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup butter
Onion Powder to taste
Garlic Powder to taste

Put all ingredients in a pan except potatos and bring to a boil, stirring often. It should become bubbly and fairly thick.

In the pressure cooker, pour 1 cup water, then put in basket. Put in half the potatos and pour half the mixture over it.Add the rest of the potatos and pour in rest of mixture. Close lid.Bring up to pressure, turn down heat, and let it cook for 25 minutes.

Remove the lid and stir.


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