Restaurant style Mexican Rice is my favorite side dish with Mexican food and it's so easy in the Instant Pot!

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice – Instant Pot

No matter where you are, you hit up a Mexican restaurant and you get that red rice as a side. Some are better than others, but still it’s always there. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want that restaurant style Mexican rice at home, you know, when I’m making wet burritos, or lengua tacos, or carnitas. I typically make a version of Mexican rice on the stove, but have been trying to come up with the most perfect, restaurant-like version in the Instant Pot. Because let me tell you, on the stove it takes a bit of…

Flavor Bomb Barbacoa - Tender, shredded beef cooked in a flavor bomb sauce. In the Instant Pot, or any pressure cooker, you can have barbacoa any time you want!

Flavor Bomb Barbacoa – Instant Pot

Flavor bomb barbacoa – right in your Instant Pot. Taco Tuesday will never be the same! Ready to get bombed? No, not like that – put away that Jager. I’m talking about a bomb in your mouth. A barbacoa bomb. Honestly, now that I’m looking at that in the written word, a barbacoa bomb does not actually sound that appealing. Anyway… But this flavor bomb barbacoa is! Trust me. Now, I’m sure if you’re here looking at this recipe, you’re interested in barbacoa in your pressure cooker and you’re not a keyboard cook. However, if you are a keyboard cook,…

Tender, juicy carnitas in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker! Simple ingredients with a special ingredient to finish them off!

Instant Pot Carnitas

Crazy delicious and easy Instant Pot Carnitas will satisfy all your carnitas needs! Carnitas, carnitas, what is it about carnitas? They’re just so…delicious! The pork is just so tender and flavorful! That and they satisfy my taco cravings. But carnitas takes time. I like to do them outside on my disco when the weather allows or throw them in my slow cooker, but still…time. Now that the Instant Pot has seeped its way into your life and taken over everything, time is not an obstacle! These Instant Pot carnitas will forever change the way you eat. No, not really, but…

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…

Cider vinaigrette glazed beets in your Instant Pot makes for a quick, nutritious side dish! Plus, it's covered with cheese, so yeah, nuff said.

Cider Vinaigrette Glazed Beets

Beets …. love em or hate em? If you’re on the hate team, these cider vinaigrette glazed beets may just turn your hate into love. I’m serious this time. I know I said it before about salisbury steak, but honestly, the hate felt for salisbury steak is not even close to the hate some feel for beets. And made in the Instant Pot? Fugettaboutit. Pressuring the beets is pure bliss. No peeling. Yes, you heard me right, no peeling! Just wash, trim and put them in the pot. When they’re done, the skins slide right off. Slick as greased owl…

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…

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…

Instant Pot Potato Salad - No more waiting on boiling water, checking potatoes, boiling eggs. Just throw it all in the pot for 4 minutes and done!

Instant Pot Potato Salad

Instant Pot potato salad is just about the easiest pressure cooker recipe you will ever find. But what a game changer! You throw the eggs and potatoes all at once, pressure and that’s it! This recipe is more about the method to cook this in your Instant Pot or whatever pressure cooker you have. Check out the notes to see what I add to mine, but man, people are very particular about what they put in their potato salad. So make this your own and add whatever you want to it. You know me, I just gotta give you a…

Instant Pot Southern Green Beans - Delicious southern green beans - tastes like you cooked them on the stove for hours! Bonus points for PIP (pot in pot) rice!

Southern Style Green Beans & PIP Rice – Instant Pot

A long, long time ago my wife and I used to sit around and French cut a bunch of fresh green beans. Then she would cook them down Southern style (what other way is there, really?) with potatoes and she would make a huge pot of rice. It’s always been a favorite of ours, but it’s work dude. Frenching green beans ain’t quick! Cooking those suckers down on the stove ain’t quick! So one day I was bugging her to make some green beans and potatoes and she kept putting me off – too much work blah blah blah. I’m…