Still Considering an Instant Pot?
Those of you that have been following my blog know that I'm a big time Instant Pot fan! It took me a while to make the decision to jump in and get one, and I can tell you that I've had no regrets. If you're still considering an Instant Pot, you may want to read through the posts I've done about them to understand why they're such a popular item:
This week, I thought I'd point you towards a few videos that helped me make my decision. The first one was the video I watched prior to buying. I wanted to make sure that these things really were as easy to use as everyone claimed. On YouTube, there's a group of six sisters that do YouTube videos all about their Instant Pots - how to use them, easy to prepare meals, Instant Pot tips, recipes, and even what they refer to as Freezer Meals (package these items into zip lock bags, drop the contents into your Instant Pot, and make a quick dinner with virtually no prep time on the day you're cooking the meal). This video is called, "How to Use an Instant Pot - Instant Pot 101 - Beginner? Start Here!" It's about ten and a half minutes long and after watching it, you'll have a better idea of what using and cooking in an Instant Pot is like.
Here's another video I liked from Six Sisters' Stuff (that's the name of their channel, which you can subscribe to). They did a video after Christmas last year that contained seven ideas of what you can do in your Instant Pot, figuring that a lot of people got their pot for Christmas (like me this year... just a little early!). They talk about cooking baked potatoes in it, chicken whether frozen or thawed, green beans with garlic and butter, steamed vegetables, ground beef, rice, and a whole chicken. She hasn't seasoned many of her items, but you can do what you like as far as seasonings. I like that in thirteen minutes of watching a video, I have a pretty good idea of how to make seven different items!
One more video for you. I watch Food Network frequently, and when I'm looking for a recipe, I oftentimes wind up on their website searching for what I want to make. Here's a quick video of Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) showing you how to make pulled pork for sandwiches in an Instant Pot. She begins by browning the meat in her Instant Pot (saute), pressure cooking the ingredients, shredding the meat, and adding your favorite barbecue sauce.
If you have an Instant Pot, please consider sharing a recipe you’re happy with so I can share it with others in an upcoming post. I’d also love to hear about your experiences with your Instant Pot if you already have one. Thanks!
My blog is https://www.leesburg4rent.com/blog - posts on Mondays and Wednesdays deal with fun things to do here in Lake County, Florida. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, posts deal with issues for renters and landlords alike. I figure everyone cooks, so Instant Pot has become my Tuesday topic of choice lately!
Here are some of the items shown in the video - bear claws for shredding meat and what was referred to in the video as a chop and stir for ground meats.
If you're still in the market for an Instant Pot of your own, there are still some excellent prices out there. Amazon can make Prime two day delivery in time for Christmas if you order on or before Sunday, 12/22. One day delivery is available on some items if you order by Monday, 12/23 (some items offer it free, but others are at an additional charge).
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