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Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

I have two crazy, outgoing, smart, and energetic kids. One is 14 and the other 10. We stay so active from school to sport to dancing. My favorite thing to do to relieve stress from the chaotic day is to cook or bake. With all of our activities it is sometimes hard to find time to cook a good meal. I have recently been introduced to the Instant Pot. This appliance has saved me time and energy after a hectic day. Not to mention the mess I usually have to clean up after cooking a big meal. If you are anything like me you are the one that cooks, feeds the kids, and cleans the mess up. The life of a mom. I bought the Instant Pot Pioneer Woman Lux Vintage Floral. It is a multi-cooker that does the job of many different appliances in one. Some of my favorite recipes I have listed below. My review of this product so far is that it is THE BEST THING INVENTED. I definitely give this product 2 thumbs up. I encourage everyone to try it out at least once. It will change your cooking life. Stay tuned for some recipes I have personally tried and loved.

 

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Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon Taco Seasoning (depends on how you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chunky salsa medium
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz. shell pasta (I use medium shells)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend

Instructions:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté
  2. Once the IP is hot add the oil and wait for it to start simmering.
  3. Add the ground beef, let it cook without moving for about 1 minute, to get a nice sear on it. After that, break it up using a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  4. Once the ground beef has browned, add chopped onion and minced garlic, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add Worcestershire sauce, taco seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the salsa and stir, add beef broth and stir to combine. Scraping the bottom of the pot to remove any bits that stuck to it to avoid burning.
  7. Add pasta and stir to combine.
  8. Cover and seal the lid. Make sure the valve points to Sealed.
  9. Once the Instant Pot beeps to show that it’s done, do a quick release, by changing the position of the valve to Vent. Carefully remover cover and stir.
  10. Turn off the Instant Pot
  11. Top with shredded cheese, put the lid back on but don’t seal. Allow a minute or two for the cheese to start to melt. Stir to combine.
  12. Serve with favorite toppings: sour cream, fresh salsa, jalapenos, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

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