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…

Butternut Squash soup in your Instant Pot. Silky soup in 10 minutes!

Butternut Squash Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Butternut squash soup in the Instant Pot or any old electric pressure cooker you have lying around is quite probably the easiest soup ever. The hardest part is dealing with the butternut squash and that’s not that difficult, people. I don’t know if any of you have access to an Atlanta Bread Company, but if you do, go there and get their butternut squash soup. It’s what dreams are made of and it’s what inspired me to create my own. (I don’t want to shell out stupid money at Atlanta Bread Company for soup all the time.) I’ve tried other…

This is my absolute favorite split pea soup recipe - the most delicious in the universe!

Split Pea Soup – Instant Pot and Stovetop

Split pea soup is one of my absolute favorite soups. Thinking back though, I’m sure I’ve said that about every soup that’s on this blog. I mean it this time – for reals. No, really! I actually only have split pea soup a few times a year because, well, I guess I’m a bit of a split pea soup snob. It’s only when I have a ham bone that I’ll make it – it just puts it over the top. I have made it with just chopped ham – still delicious. I have made it with Boar’s Head deli ham,…

Instant Pot Cola Pot Roast - comfort food at your fingertips!

Cola Pot Roast – Instant Pot

Many, many, many years ago this cola pot roast was made in a dutch oven. I like…No, I love that method. Slow roasting just brings out something special in meat. I do still do it that way in the winter. Sometimes I do it outside over a fire. But what about the summers? Some days I want cola pot roast! So it occurred to me one day to make my favorite roast in my pressure cooker and it turned out brilliant. And it pressures for a fraction of the time of oven cooking. Gotta love that. I think I ran…

Nashville Hot Boiled Peanuts in your Instant Pot! Oh baby!

Nashville Hot Boiled Peanuts

I’ve taken the classic southern boiled peanuts and turned it up a notch. That’s right. Nashville Hot boiled peanuts! And let me tell ya, if you love boiled peanuts (I know, not everyone does, it’s a southern thing!), but if you do, Nashville Hot just takes it to another level! And…and…I forgot to tell you the best part: It’s made in the Instant Pot or whatever brand of electric pressure cooker you have! If you’ve never had boiled peanuts, you’re in for a real treat. It’s quite a polarizing food, though, even here in the south. You either love’ em…

Instant Pot Jammin' Jerk Pineapple Beef - You can make this delicious jerk pineapple beef with rice in no time using the pot in pot method. Easy, delicious tender beef with a jerky pineapple flavor!

Jammin’ Jerk Pineapple Beef – Instant Pot

Jammin’ jerk pineapple beef – Yes, I said jammin’ jerk. Could be some kind of weird porno, but no, better! It’s a super quick, super delicious jerk pineapple beef recipe and you’re gonna love it! So, I went to the Hearth and Patio Expo in New Orleans a couple of months ago and stumbled on some neat stuff. You know, like you do at expos. But one thing I found was John Henry’s line of rubs. Now, you have no idea the amount of rubs I have! Management is always on me about the “rub situation”. I’ll admit, it is…

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,…

Looking to switch up your oatmeal game? Cheesy Oatmeal in the Instant Pot will make you a believer in breakfast again! 14 minutes to start your day right!

Cheesy Savory Oatmeal – Instant Pot

For some of you, this cheesy savory oatmeal may be hard to wrap your head around. Or maybe it just sounds weird. I’ve been there and I’ve heard it all before… Oatmeal is supposed to be sweet. It’s supposed to be topped with berries and fresh whipped cream, or smothered in peanut butter with walnuts and maple syrup on top, or come in little bitty packets loaded with sugar and who knows what. I know, I’ve been there. Actually, that’s not entirely true. Before savory oatmeal came into my life I hated oatmeal. But now I love it. It makes…

Beefy ravioli soup is like a warm hug at the end of a busy, cold day. It's so easy in your Instant Pot. Serve with warm crusty bread and you're golden!

Beefy Ravioli Soup – Instant Pot

Beefy ravioli soup will quickly become one of your go-to meals and is kid approved! I hear it’s “soup season”. Yeah, it’s true and to be honest, I never knew there was a “soup season”. Is that even an official season or what? Apparently, you guys are cold and want soup. That’s what I keep reading, anyway. We always have soup – winter, summer, spring and fall and it’s always on Sundays because in my house, Sunday is also known as “Souper Sunday”. Management loves any kind of soup. I’m sure if you add some broth to rocks and simmer…