I finally purchased a one pot pressure cooker after reading about how great it is. I am not getting paid for this post or received the pot for a post. I just heard about it and decided to give it a try.
I hesitated but really liked the idea of having something to take place of the four devices I use. I am hoping it really will take the place of my stove pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, and rice cooker. All of these items take space in the kitchen cabinet. Last night I tried using a basic beef ragu pasta recipe. If the food comes out as good as this ragu pasta did I will be really happy. The whole wheat pasta was the best I ever had. So this is the recipe. It took me 10 minutes to make this with one pot since I sautéed the meat in the same pot.
Beef Ragu Pasta
1 lb ground beef
1 lb dried pasta
1 jar or can of pasta sauce (25 oz.)
Press instant pot setting to “Saute”. With the lib open sauté the ground beef until it is crumbled and browned.
Add the pasta and then add the pasta sauce. Add a jar full of water or can. Make sure the pasta is covered with liquids. You might need to add more water.
Stop the sauté function by pressing “Keep warm/ Cancel button. Lock on the lid. Make sure the steam release is on “sealing”. Press “Manual” and then change the time to half of the time needed to cook the pasta. I used 6 minutes on wheat pasta and it came out perfect.
Press the pressure cooker button.
When the cooking time is up press the “Keep warm/cancel” button. I let the pot sit for about 10 minutes but you can release handle to “venting” being careful of the steam. When steam pressure float valve drops down you can twist open the lid being very careful of the steam.
I will post more when I try more recipes but if it comes out as good and easy as this meal the pot is a winner.