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…

Spicy red lentil soup - hearty, full of veg and totally healthy!

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Spicy red lentil soup is both hearty and healthy! I may have mentioned before, we have “days” here on our food schedule. Souper Sunday, Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, booze OK, (and quite possibly taco Thursday). Friday and Saturday are wild cards, which usually means I’m shooting a video so I’m cooking things that I shouldn’t be. This spicy red lentil soup happened on Souper Sunday. Management and I just basically tossed some things in the Instant Pot and boom! I call it spicy, but if you don’t put the jalapeño, it’s not. We like a little…

Easy, delicious recipes perfect for the beginner Instant Potter!

Beginner Instant Pot Recipes (That’s Not Water or Eggs)

So, you finally got that Instant Pot you’ve been dreaming of! Now what to cook in this thing? Don’t panic, don’t freak out – I have some very basic, very beginner recipes perfect for the newbie Instant Pot owner. Basic yes, boring, no! They are full of flavor with no crazy cream of anythings or packets of whatever. I’m not talking about eggs and water either. No, real delicious food! Here we go… Instant Pot Brisket Quite possibly the easiest. You rub it, you let it hang around a bit, pressure it. That. Is. It 2. Rajma/Kidney Bean Dal Absolute…

Rajma or kidney bean stew - Instant Pot vegetarian dish that is so simple and satisfying. You'll never miss the meat! It's a true dump and go meal. No browning, wilting, sauteing, just put it all in the pot and go!

Kidney Bean Dal – Rajma

Ramja? Kidney bean dal?  Never heard of it?  Me either.  But that’s what I was served for supper one night by Management.  It was so good I wanted to share it with you.   What is it rajma? According to my sources, rajma or kidney bean dal is a popular stew in North India.  Rajma is normally cooked for hours to create a thick sauce saturated with spices. Cool.  I didn’t even know that was gonna be supper.  I was pimping out my Weber Kettle and when I came in to clean up, the smell stopped me in my tracks.  Not…

Instant Pot Rigatoni & Sausage - Fast and delicious with fresh herbs, veg and Italian sausage!

Instant Pot Rigatoni and Sausage

Rigatoni and sausage and pasta and meatballs …. what’s the diff oh bearded one? Well, for one, one has spicy Italian sausage and the other has meatballs. (duh)  Two, this rigatoni and sausage is a little more “grown up”.   Pasta and meatballs in the pressure cooker is perfect for when you want a REALLY fast meal and you have everything in the house.  Or, little Brandon phones to say, “Oh and by the way Dad, I’m bringing my friends over after the game.”  And now you gotta feed six hungry boys.  You know? Rigatoni and sausage is quick too.  Sure is,…

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef - Easy, delicious and healthy in minutes!

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef – in your Instant Pot … I’m gonna show you how it’s done. My first thought about this was about a year ago when I made something very similar in a pan.  Then … Well, honestly, I just forgot about it.  The old man brain doesn’t work like it used to.   But when I finally remembered that I wanted to put it in the pressure cooker I made quick work of it.   You can use flank steak or top round for this.  I have used flank in the past, but I’ll be honest with you, flank steak is…

Alabama sliders - delicious, spicy sliders made straight from Alabama pot roast! Make game day great again!

Alabama Sliders

Alabama sliders are here just in time.  College football season has started and Nick Saban is already getting testy with reporters.  All you need now is game day food.  I got you!  Roll Tide! Even if you’re not an Alabama fan, Roll Tide, you’re gonna be a fan of these sliders.   I used my Alabama pot roast recipe for this to make it super convenient.  Spicy, delicious, and handheld – does it get any better than that? You can shred that old thing, that Mississippi pot roast, but why would you?  I’m on a mission, let’s put this Alabama pot…

Instant Pot St. Louis style ribs - yes, you can have your ribs and eat them too - in less than an hour!

Instant Pot Ribs

Finally, the Instant Pot ribs.  I know, I know, it seems like I’m the last one on that bandwagon.  But…but…I’m committed to my smoker, you guys know that.   And I hate to keep on and on about it, but just as a reminder, it’s freaking hot.  I can’t bear to go out there and fire my smoker up.  So, Whole Foods was having a sale on their St. Louis ribs.  The wife picked some of them up and said, “You’re putting these in the pressure cooker tomorrow and I don’t want to hear any more about it.”  Under pressure it…

Instant Pot BBQ Brisket! No smoker? No problem. You pressure cooker will turn out a bad-A brisket in a fraction of the time. Promise.

Instant Pot BBQ Brisket

BBQ brisket.  In the pressure cooker.  I know, I know.  It’s not low and slow, which is totally how I dig my brisket.  But…It’s hot. And sometimes I just want a brisket – it’s a thing in our family.  You fire the smoker up, you put a big ass brisket on early in the morning, sit around and shoot the horse pucky and have a bit of beer.  I mean, it takes a long time to smoke a brisket so you gotta do something. But like I said, right now it’s just too hot for all that and look! ……