I went into full submission and went out and bought an Instant Pot Duo Crisp & Air Fryer. I kept seeing all these Instant Pot recipe wonders. And knowing I’m short on time for weeknight dinners. I was looking for a kitchen helper and I found it.
This kitchen appliance does it all. Pressure cooker, saute, slow cooker, steams, sous vide, air fries, roasts, bakes, broils AND dehydrates! All with a touch of a button.
I’ll be honest I’ve never cooked anything in a pressure cooker other than canning in my pressure canner for jars. I was so nervous doing the test run. But as all the reviews say, it’s virtually effortless. You press a few buttons and in minutes you have a fully cooked meal or side.
So far I’ve only used the pressure cooker function, and it’s day 3. I have a bunch of things I want to try like chicken wings, mac n cheese, chicken and dumplings, hard-boiled eggs, and lasagna.
Safe to say, I’m a believer in this appliance. It was worth every penny. Most of the parts are dishwasher safe which is a winner in my book.
The only downside is the size. If you don’t have any storage for this thing, then you might want to consider getting rid of something in your cupboard. Mine currently sits on our dryer, until I find some room in our kitchen. Hah!
I also recommend removing anything nearby that could be damaged by hot steam.
My first recipe with the Instant Pot was corned beef, red potatoes and cabbage. Knowing this beef cut was tough, it needs lots of time and heat to break down the meat to fall apart. I liked this recipe but I still love cooking corned beef for hours in my classic slow cooker. This recipe is good if you are short on time. It still tastes like corned beef, but it doesn’t fall apart like in a slow cooker. It’s still worth trying.
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
2-3 lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 cups water
1 ½ – 2 lbs red potatoes washed and quartered
½ head of chopped cabbage
- Pour 4 cups water on the bottom of Instant Pot, using the wire rack place, place brisket on rack, rub in season packet and minced garlic. Place into Instant Pot.
- Close and cook on High for 90 minutes. When time is up, wait 10 minutes for Natural Pressure Release and then press the Quick Release Pressure button. Remove brisket, place aside and cover.
- Leaving the water in the Instant Pot, add potatoes and cabbage. Cover and cook on High for 5 minutes. Again, wait a few minutes at Natural Pressure Release and then push the Quick Release Pressure button.
- Serve immediately, enjoy!