I found an Insta-Pot under the tree this year from my mom. Judy, over at Patchwork Times clued us in on the Black Friday deal on Amazon and folks had been bugging me about what I wanted and the price was hard to pass up. Thanks Judy! I've been so busy that this is the first chance I've had to even look at it.
I chose BBQ beef short ribs as my first recipe and combined these two recipes -
BBQ Short Ribs Bone-In Beef Short Ribs - as I wanted to brown the ribs first, but also make the BBQ ribs. I used our favorite BBQ rub and sauce:
I cooked them for 40 minutes and they were fall-off-the-bone perfect. I made fresh green beans and sweet potatoes for DH and our girl and a baked potato for me. I wish I liked sweet potatoes. The result? I was yummy! However, I was so excited...and hungry, that I forgot to take a picture of my plate.
So next up was a roast. I love that the Insta-Pot allows me to brown the meat, I only wish it was bigger because we have big roasts cut when we process our beef. I used a homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning on it, added some onion, and Rooster juice (Worchestershire Sauce) and cooked it for 90 minutes. It was just right and fell apart when I removed it from the pot. I made roasted potatoes and we finished up the green beans and the roast was incredibly tender. This is now my go-to way to cook roasts.
We like roast around here...with horseradish please. We shred the leftovers and add green chile to it for burritos and I also make a roast beef sandwich concoction that is like tuna fish, but with beef.
So even though I did not need an Insta-Pot, and I am having a hard time finding room to store it in my itty-bitty kitchen, I love it and it's going to be used often! Next up is Steel Cut Oats.
My birthday is right around the corner and DH grinned and asked me, "So, what does Judy say you need for your birthday?" :)