Haven’t tried or heard of the Instant Pot yet ? Instant Pot is the number one selling brand on Amazon with one of the highest overall customer rating. Instant Pot is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. With a rapidly growing community on Facebook, users are able to share recipes, offer tips, product suggestions and ask questions.
The Smart Cooker
The Instant Pot Ultra 60 is a 10-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker with advance microprocessor technology that can cook food up to 6 times faster making it energy-efficient while preserving nutrients.
The Ultra combines the functions of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Cake Maker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing, Steamer, Warmer, Sterilizer, and a unique feature, the Ultra program.
The Sterilize program is ideal to pasteurize dairy products, sterilize baby bottles, jars, and utensils.
The Cake Maker is designed to prepare soft and moist cakes and the Egg prepares perfect eggs in just a few minutes.
The Ultra provides complete custom programming for pressure and non-pressure cooking. You can set the exact parameters desired to achieve perfect results each time. With the Altitude adjustment, the guesswork is eliminated from recipe conversion to provide a more precise cooking time.
Now, your favorite dishes are as simple as selecting your preferences and having them ready up to 70% faster.
The Ultra is designed with a large, blue LCD display with a ‘Cooking Indicator’ providing you with a visual on the progress of your dish from preheating, through the cooking phase, and Keep Warm. A central dial with a simple turn and press provides added precision in program selection and adjustments. The new Quick Release Button ensures the safer handling of the steam release after cooking is completed.
Accessories include – Stainless steel steam rack with handles to lower and lift food, condensation collector, rice paddle, soup spoon, and measuring cup
The Instant Pot® product line-up includes the best-selling Duo Series, Lux Series, Duo Plus Series, Ultra Series, Smart Bluetooth®, Gem Multicooker and the Accu Immersion Circulator Sous Vide.
My Red Wine Beef Stew
Upon receiving my very own Instant Pot, I decided to make my classic red wine beef stew (simple yet packed with flavors) for my first time using my pot. Nothing could be easier than throwing everything (almost) in the device and let it cook on the stew setting for two hours. You just need to peel and cut the carrots and potatoes.
What you will need :
- 4 Carrots
- 6 potatoes
- Sirloin Roast
- Canton Red Wine Broth
- 4 Tablespoons of corn starch
- 2 teaspoons of oregano
- 2 teaspoons of basil
- 4 teaspoons of paprika
- Salt & Pepper
First, you mix the spices and corn starch together to cover the sirloin roast with it. Then, put the roast in the Instant Pot. Mix what’s left of the spice mix with the broth. Peel and cut the potatoes and carrots then add to the instant pot. Add the broth mix and lock the lid of the Instant Pot.
Set the Instant Pot to Stew with a time setting of 2 hours on high pressure and start the device. You can even set the time ahead so that it’s starts when you are at work. That way, you get home to a great meal perfect for any winter’s day.
After my first experience, I couldn’t believe that what used to take me 4-6 hours to make only took me two. The meat melted in your mouth and the vegetables were packed with the red wine broth.
I have to admit that the best feature of the instant pot, after it’s versatility, is how easy it is to clean. everything is easily removable and can be washed in the dishwasher. The Instant Pot is really going to make my life easier, healthier and more flavorful.