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Post Info TOPIC: Instantpot Recipes from the demo at the Reunion Rally

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Instantpot Recipes from the demo at the Reunion Rally

We had a great time this afternoon sharing recipes at the Instant Pot Demonstration that Linda organized. Please share your recipes here so that we can all make them again. This organization has a great bunch of cooks. 



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I made Cauliflower Soup. Recipe courtesy of Connie Johnson.

Cauliflower Soup
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Butter
1 yellow onion chopped
1 cup celery chopped
5 cloves garlic chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 cups vegetable stock
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 lb chopped cauliflower

To Finish:
1 1/4 cups smoked gouda cheese shredded (about 5 oz)
1/2 cup Half-and-half

Saute onions and celery in olive oil and butter until translucent. Add garlic and saute 1 more minute.
Sprinkle flour on vegetables and stir for 1 minute.
Stir in broth.
Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Add cauliflower and cook on manual for 6 minutes.
NPR for 10 minutes then release pressure.

Blend vegetables with immersion blender or by transferring into a blender in small batches until smooth.
Stir in gouda cheese until melted.
Stir in Half and Half.

Makes 10 1 cup servings
177 cal per serving
5 Gm Carbohydrates per serving


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I did not attend the Rally, but would love to share my recipe.



3/4 lb Bacon (chopped small)

1 Large Yellow Onion (diced)

1/2 Green Bell Pepper (diced)

1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)

1 Pasilla Chile Pepper (chopped) or Hatch Chile, etc

1 Jalapeño Pepper (seeded and diced)

5 Garlic Cloves (pressed or minced)

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Cumin

2 tsp Mexican Oregano (or 1 tsp regular oregano)

2 tsp Kosher Salt (or 1 tsp table salt)

1 14oz Can of Diced Tomatoes (with juices)

1 12oz Beer (Mexican dark or a Lager) or just more broth if you don't want the beer.

3 1/2 cups Chicken Broth* (low sodium)

2 Bay Leaves

1 Bundle of Cilantro Stems (tied with butcher's string for easy removal)

1 lb Dry Pinto Beans** (rinsed and sorted) or 2 cans of prepared pinto beans

To Finish:

1/2 cup Cilantro Leaves (chopped)


Reserved Cooked Bacon

Sour Cream

More Cilantro

Cotija Cheese


Set the Instant Pot to the Sauté mode. When the display reads "Hot" add the bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just turning crisp. Remove from pot and set aside. Discard all but 2 Tbsp of the bacon fat.


Add the onion to the bacon fat and stir. Cook until it starts to turn translucent, scraping the bottom of the pot.


Add the green pepper, red pepper, pasilla, and jalapeño. Stir well.


Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.


Add the tomatoes. Stir.


Add the beer, broth, bay leaves, cilantro stems bundle, and the beans. Stir well.


Add 3/4 of the cooked bacon back in, reserving 1/4 of it for garnishing. Stir.


Place the lid on the pot and lock it in place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.


Turn off the Sauté mode and press the Beans button (or Manual, or Pressure Cook) and then the + or - to choose 40 minutes.


When the cook cycle ends, let the pot naturally release the pressure for 20 minutes (or longer is okay). Then manually release the remaining steam by turning the steam release knob to Venting.


When the pin in the lid drops, open the pot and stir the beans. Discard the bay leaves and the cilantro stems bundle.


Stir in the 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves.


Taste and adjust salt, if necessary.

Garnish as desired and serve. Drunken beans are great over rice or corn bread!


(font size corrected😆. Jeanie)

-- Edited by jjhoyle on Sunday 1st of April 2018 09:52:14 AM

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Thanks for the bigger type. Us older....


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Thanks for sharing your recipe Jeanie. It sounds delicious.


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Thanks to everyone that demonstrated at the rally. The information was great and the food was fantastic. I didn’t even need to eat dinner that night. 😂. I may see an Instantpot in my future.

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