I love Swedish Meatballs, and while I secretly even love Ikea meatballs, homemade taste WAY better and are made with better ingredients. Plus, I can save myself the hassle of a long drive and the stress of crowds by making them at home.
I modified my Swedish Meatball recipe for theInstant Pot®, and they turned out great. I usually serve Swedish Meatballs with buttered egg noodles, but this time I made whole wheat rotini, and my family gobbled them up. They are also delicious with rice or potatoes, or just on their own, covered with the cream gravy. Traditionally, they are also served withLingonberry Sauce, but in a pinch, you could use Cranberry Sauce.
Today I am sharing my mom’s meatloaf recipe. It is the ultimate comfort food for me. I make it regularly during the colder months, because it is a no-fuss dinner, is easy to throw together, and it just tastes like home. I usually bake my meatloaf in the oven, and simultaneously make mashed potatoes on the stove. I decided to try making both at the same time in the Instant Pot® and it totally worked. One-pot Instant Pot® Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes feeds a crowd and is the perfect comfort food for this time of year.
I have another recipe for Italian Sausage Sandwiches on the blog and I believe it is the ONLY recipe that uses the “slow cooker”function on theInstant Pot® on my entire site. That recipe is a family favorite that uses pizza sauce and mushroom gravy as the sauce. I was going to make it this week for dinner, but I couldn’t find mushroom gravy. Since it isn’t the healthiest anyway, I decided to update the recipe using the “pressure cooker” function, for a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal. While I love our old standby, this recipe is faster and uses easy to find ingredients.
Jambalaya is a creole dish usually made with andouille sausage and chicken. The delicious addition of peppers, onions, and celery (the holy trinity of Creole and Cajun cooking) make for a flavorful, savory stew, which is often served over rice. It is also a great dish for those following a paleo or low-carb diet. The heat can be adjusted with the addition of cayenne powder. I also serve it with hot sauce, for those who like it extra hot.
Last year, I posted my favorite method for makingCorned Beef in the Instant Pot®. Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I wanted to revisit the recipe. I still love my original method, because it removes a lot of the salt. This recipe yields a more traditionally salty corned beef but has fewer steps and is still tender and delicious.
Super Bowl LI is just around the corner. We are big football fans in our house. Once we have decided where to watch the game, it is time to start thinking about food. This will be my first Super Bowl with an Instant Pot®. In the past, I have used my slow cooker to make chili or meatballs. This year I am making pulled pork sandwiches in my Instant Pot® and am so excited to share the recipe with you. This sandwich is sweet, savory, full of crunch, and a little messy. I love it and think it will be the perfect thing to serve on Sunday. Even if you don’t care about football, these sandwiches should be on your to-make list. Yummy.
If I put a recipe on this site, I obviously like it enough to share. There are at least 10 recipes in my “drafts” folder that aren’t quite ready, or may never be. Many of them are for pork loin. I have not been able to create a shareworthy recipe – until now. Instant Pot® Asian Pork Loin is a home run. Previous attempts at making a pork loin in the Instant Pot® were dry with a flavorless sauce. If there is one thing I HATE, it is dry pork (I also do not like flavorless sauces.) This pork was luscious. When served with the gingery, garlic sauce, it made for a real crowd pleaser.
Sometime in October, I tend to get slammed with real life. All good stuff, but you know – a meet on the opposite end of the city, work to do, a toddler who is suddenly into everything, doctors appointments, and a very important World Series baseball game to get home in time to watch. Phew. Tonight’s dinner needed to be hearty for the post-meet runner and I knew that I wanted to create a beef stew recipe that I could make quickly in the Instant Pot®.
Happy Fall y’all! I have a goodie to share today. Beer-braised Pot Roast. When I took my dog out this morning, I noticed there was a slightly cool breeze in the air. That was all I needed to go comfort-food crazy. I grabbed one of the bags of apples from our apple picking adventure last weekend and peeled and sliced about 20 apples. Half went into a pie and the other half into a crisp. You would think that would be enough domesticity for one morning, but I was just getting started. I had a beautiful chuck roast that was in my fridge. I have wanted to make a pot roast in my Instant Pot® since I got it, and today was the day. I am just sorry I waited so long.
We are a big NFL football family. Most Sundays (and some Thursdays and Mondays) from August through February are spent watching football and cheering on our beloved Bears. We recently had a friend over for some football viewing and I needed an easy dinner that would be a crowd pleaser. I also did not want to have to cook when our guest was over. I use my Instant Pot® all of the time as a pressure cooker, but I have not yet used it as a slow cooker. This weekend I decided that I needed a slow cooker to make one of my favorite Sunday football meals. It was great not to have to cook. I just let the Italian Sausage simmer for a few hours and they were perfect when it was time for dinner.