Grown up sloppy joes! Yes, sloppy joes can be crazy delicious.

Grown Up Sloppy Joes

Oh my goodness kids…it has been FOREVER! So many events and changes have happened since I last posted. I won’t get into all of them, but to sum it up…life happened and it hit me like a ton of bricks! My schedule is so wacky that carving out time for posting, videos, pictures and just the food planning and cooking has been ridiculously challenging. But I’m back and will figure out a way to make this all work! So, with that sorry explanation, I’m back with a solid, old-school recipe….GROWN UP SLOPPY JOES! Yes people, sloppy joes. Funny little story…

Best Ever Dump and Go Beef Stew – Instant Pot

So…best ever beef dump and go beef stew…big claim, no? I’m sticking by it though because it’s pretty bad ass. I’m not saying it’s the best ever beef stew in the world – I did specify that it’s the best ever dump and go beef stew. I mean, my mom’s beef stew was pretty rockin’, I gotta admit. I’m the type who likes to brown my meat, especially for a beef stew. But I didn’t want to fool with all that for this recipe. One night I just wanted to put the stew ingredients in the pot and be done…

These crazy delicious pork tacos are made in your slow cooker will keep you coming back for more!

Crazy Delicious Pork Tacos (or Nachos or Burritos)

Crazy delicious pork tacos in the slow cooker or oven – great for tacos, nachos, burritos. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.  My heart belongs to tacos.  Always has always will.  Sorry wife.  Sorry kids. I don’t really have a favorite stuffer either.  I’ll throw anything in a tortilla – beef, tofu, veggies, socks.  It doesn’t really matter to me. When I want pork in my tacos, and I’m being especially lazy, this is the recipe I make.  This is one of those recipes that you pull out of a magazine and say you’re gonna try and you actually…

Wendy's Chili - Instant Pot - Why go to Wendy's to get who knows what in your chili? It's too easy to make it at home with simple, whole ingredients!

Wendy’s Chili – Instant Pot

Wendy’s chili has been a go-to item for me since, well forever. As long as I can remember. (Which admittedly, with my memory, may not be as long as one would assume.) I’ve always been completely happy running to the corner to get a large chili and a couple packets of their salty, delicious chili sauce. That was before the wife became a fan. Just in this last year, she’s finally tasted the chili. How can one, in 43 years of life, never had Wendy’s chili? I don’t know, I digress. She got it on the taco salad, which is…

Hot and spicy Italian beef sandwich is so easy in your Instant Pot! Few ingredients, but BIG flavor! Chuck roast, peppers, crushed tomatoes, beef broth.

Hot and Spicy Italian Beef – Instant Pot

Anyone else out there love a hot, shredded beef sandwich? I’m a sucker for a shredded beef sandwich, whether it be poboys, a French dip, or hot Italian beef. If I see it on a menu, odds are I’m gonna try it. But if you’re into beef sandwiches, you know, you KNOW they are not all created equally. Some are bland, some are just sliced deli meat, some are more like a beef fat sandwich, and some are so sopped up with juice you can’t even lift the damn thing, you have to use a fork. That’s why I like…

Instant Pot Pastalaya gives you all the flavors you love in jambalaya but substitutes pasta rice. This is perfect to feed your hungry tribe!

Pastalaya – Instant Pot

You want to know what I love about pastalaya? For one, it’s fun to say. It’s a weird word. Two, it’s the perfect “I got people to feed” food. It makes alot! Tailgating, church functions, whatever. This is there for you and your hungry tribe. Third, it’s got everything I love about jambalaya – well, except for the pasta part. And finally, it’s in the Instant Pot, so it’s basically effortless. I know some of you still haven’t found your groove with pasta. There are so many methods out there. I don’t know, I always use the same process and…

Greek green beans (fasolakia) in your Instant Pot! A vibrant mixture of green beans, potatoes, tomatoes and spices, Greek green beans will soon become one of your favorites!

Greek Green Beans – Instant Pot (Fasolakia)

Greek green beans or fasolakia is a hearty, vibrant mix of green beans, potatoes, tomatoes and onion. Oh and feta, let’s not forget the feta. Salty, crumbly feta tops it off. How can this not be delicious? Well, at least that’s what I thought when I first heard of it. (Took me forever to say fasolakia – fas-uh-la-kee-uh) The problem was that the recipes I saw were on the stovetop and that’s not my gig – not right now in this heat anyway. So, I took a cue from my southern green beans recipe, because it’s green beans and potatoes…

Looking for a quick, easy weeknight meal? Beef and broccoli for the win! Tender meat, crunchy tender broccoli, all coated in a luscious, silky sauce! Perfect for a busy weeknight or beginner Instant Potters!

Beef and Broccoli – Instant Pot

Beef and broccoli and white rice, in the Instant Pot…doooo iiiitttt! Ok, that’s it, that’s all I’m gonna say about it. Just kidding! I’ve been noticing people hating on blog posts because there’s too much talking, er, typing. Too much fluff. I get that and I hear you. I will not fluff this. At all. I just don’t really have too much to say about it, to be honest. It’s on the reg at my house. It’s quick, it’s cheap, and it includes broccoli, which makes my wife happy. And most importantly, it’s all done in one pot. No browning…

Ribs and Gravy – Instant Pot

Ribs and gravy are the easiest, most delicious country-style-tastes-like-home-I-want-to-die-in-this-gravy thing you’ll make in your Instant Pot. And simple! I’m talking explain it to me like a 3 year old simple. Remember not too long ago I shared my boneless BBQ ribs? Well, it’s almost that very same recipe. It was actually born at the very same time on the same day. We did the ribs for that recipe and removed them to a pan to dress it and put it under the broiler. But then we looked in the pot and saw this liquid goodness left in the pot. What…

Creamy Salsa Chicken – Instant Pot

In the Instant Pot world, this creamy salsa chicken is just about as easy as you can get. That’s saying a lot because pressure cooking is pretty easy, am I right? Right now, without any fanfare I will give you the no-brainer version of this recipe. Right now. You ready? Pour salsa in the pot. Put chicken thighs over it. Pour Mexican sour cream, crema, over it. Pressure 10 minutes. Now, the below recipe is a teeny tiny bit more involved, but dudes, not by much. The above no-brainer version? I have done this at least a dozen times and…