Move aside slow cookers- there’s a new kitchen appliance taking countertops across the country by storm. The Instant Pot is a programmable multicooker that functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, and more. This easy-to-use machine slashes cook times on big-batch recipes such as tough cuts of meat, dried beans, and frozen proteins. The cooking method uses heat and pressure to expedite cooking, resulting in tender beef, pull-apart pork roast or creamy beans in a fraction of the time. Read on for recipes using pasture-raised meats and Texas-sourced produce. (Photo Credit: Business Insider)
Classic Beef Pot Roast and Potatoes
“Juicy and tender Instant Pot pot roast and potatoes with gravy makes the perfect family-friendly dinner. This easy one-pot dinner recipe will please even the picky eaters!”
Kickstart the cooking process by searing a whole Boneless Beef Chuck Roast rubbed with Garlic and Thyme Seasoning Salt. Add Farmhouse Kitchen Beef Stock and pressure cook on high for up to 45 minutes!
Recipe Credit: Creme De La Crumb
Instant Pot Middle Eastern Lamb Stew
“This Instant Pot Middle Eastern Lamb Stew is made with chickpeas and fragrant spices- a simple flavorful wholesome meal. Serve over quinoa, basmati rice or cauliflower rice”
Lamb Stew Meat from Hudspeth River Ranch achieves a tender, rich flavor when cooked with bold spices and a creamy sauce.
Recipe Credit: Feasting at Home
Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup
Craving a rich stew but would rather skip the animal proteins? Black Eyed Peas pack plenty of protein and fiber and become creamy and tender when cooked. Simply omit the ham in this recipe and stir in a tablespoon of miso paste to boost the umami-rich flavors.
Recipe Credit: Bowl of Delicious
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
“The BEST Instant Pot Pork Carnitas are easy to make at home with your electric pressure cooker. A quick pop under the broiler at the end ensures that the carnitas get nice and crispy!”
Not all Instant Pot recipes have to be soups and stews— these pork carnitas are ideal for tacos, nachos, tortas (sandwiches) and more! Pork only gets better with more time in the pressure cooker – whip up a batch of beans and rice while you’re waiting for the pot to work its magic.
Recipe Credit: Platings and Pairings
Pork Shoulder Roast
$8.99 per lb (2-3 lbs avg)
Lamb Stew Meat
Hudspeth River Ranch
$9.99, 1 lbs
Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
Augustus Ranch Meat Co.
$8.99 per lb (2-4 lb avg)