Saturday, August 6, 2016

Apple Jelly BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs

2 lbs ribs
1 c. water
1 c. BBQ sauce 
1 c. apple jelly
Applewood dry seasoning rub (as much or as little as you prefer)
1/4c. Dried minced onion

Place all ingredients in pressure cooker. Place lid on cooker and close valve. Cook on 'Meat' setting for 40 minutes. Let release naturally or quick release (being careful not to burn yourself.)

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Smokin' Sweet Tea Pork Ribs

 In your pressure cooker, add 3-lbs of boneless pork ribs, 1 packet of Grill Mates Smokin' Sweet Tea marinade 1/4 c. oil and 1 cup vegetable broth.
 Place lid on cooker and close valve. Cook on "Meat" setting for 20 minutes. Release pressure naturally or quick release (being careful not to burn yourself.)

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Creamy Garlic Chicken w/ Rotini pasta

This recipe was made using my 10-qt pressure cooker as it makes a lot! 

4.5lbs boneless chicken breasts
2/3 of a carton chicken stock
Minced garlic
Cracked black pepper
Italian seasoning
Crushed red pepper
12oz dry rotini pasta
1 pouch Campbell's garlic cream sauce

This is the sauce packet I used. It may not be new to some, but I hadn't tried it before now. 
Lightly grease bottom of cooking pot. Layer chicken, sauce pouch, stock and seasonings. Layer pasta evenly on top of chicken mixture. Close lid and pressure valve. Cook for 17 minutes on CHICKEN setting. Release steam and serve hot.

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Spicy Jalapeno Rigatoni

In your pressure cooker add the following ingredients:
1 box uncooked rigatoni noodles
1-lb cooked seasoned ground beef (I had left overs from another dish so mine was already ready)
1-lb cheddar jalapeno sausage links
1 jar pasta sauce of your choice
1 pasta jar of water (to swish out any remaining sauce in jar)

Stir to mix. Place lid on cooker and close valve. Set to "pasta" setting and cook for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally or do a quick release (being careful not to burn yourself.)

Serve with grated Parmesan or crumbled feta cheese.  

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beef Stew

 After a full day of cleaning house, the last thing on my mind was cooking. But alas...dinner must be made. So I turned to my faithful pressure cooker and made a pot of beef stew. 

I tweaked my usual recipe for stew as I didn't have everything on hand...but I refused t go to the market when I knew I could improvise. 

At one of the holiday markets we went to last December, we picked up a bag of all purpose seasoning from a vendor that works for Alamo Seasonings. I really like this all-purpose seasoning as it is not salty at all & has great flavor. So I added some to my stew to give it that little taste of Texas! :) 

This recipe could be made using the traditional stove top dutch oven cooking style, but since time was quickly ticking away, I pressure cooked it. 

2-lbs. beef stew meat
1-lb peeled baby carrots
2-c. peeled, cubed potatoes
1 jar beef gravy
1 large carton beef stock
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1-Tblsp minced garlic
1-tsp dried minced onion
1 (4-oz) can sliced mushrooms; drained

cracked ground pepper to taste
1 1/2-tsp Alamo all purpose seasoning
1/2 tsp. McCormick's Grill Mates hamburger seasoning

In the cooking pot of your pressure add all ingredients and stir to mix. Place cooking pot into the pressure cooker & cover with lid; making sure to place in locked position. Close pressure valve. Cook on soup/stew setting for 48 minutes. Either quick release or natural release. Serve alone or over cooked rice.

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