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#1 StMaximo

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:28 PM

Recipes, Discussions, Questions for Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cookers

#2 StMaximo

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:29 PM

Pressure Cooker Chili - Alton Brown



  • 3 pounds stew meat (beef, pork, and/or lamb)
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle of beer, preferably a medium ale
  • 1 (16-ounce) container salsa
  • 30 tortilla chips
  • 2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from the chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Place the meat in a large mixing bowl and toss with the peanut oil and salt. Set aside.

Heat a 6-quart heavy-bottomed pressure cooker over high heat until hot. Add the meat in 3 or 4 batches and brown on all sides, approximately 2 minutes per batch. Once each batch is browned, place the meat in a clean large bowl.

Once all of the meat is browned, add the beer to the cooker to deglaze the pot.

Scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the meat back to the pressure cooker along with the salsa, tortilla chips, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, and ground cumin and stir to combine. Lock the lid in place according to the manufacturer's instructions. When the steam begins to hiss out of the cooker, reduce the heat to low, just enough to maintain a very weak whistle. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully release the steam. Serve immediately.


Cooking Notes - My variations from the original recipe.

  • Cooked for 40 minutes total on stew setting
  • Used 3 plus pounds of Painted Hills grass fed short ribs from Chuck's Produce
  • 2 Tbsp Fiesta Chile Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1/3 bottle of Bufalo Chipotle instead of chipotle in adobo
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Better Than Boullion Beef
  • Anchor Steam Beer

I serve it with Cowboy Style Beans.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

Lots of good stuff here:


http://www.seriousea...pressure cooker


This one doesn't seem like it would work, but I tried it and it was good and homey, served over rice with chopped cilantro and sprinkled with sea salt:



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:51 AM

In case anyone missed out on the Amazon Prime Day Instant Pot deal, they have it today only for $69.99.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:20 AM

I made the Chicken Chili Verde from the same collection and found it to be quite tasty and incredibly fast and simple. Gonna try the octopus tonight...
Tried the octopus. Worked okay, but I think my octopus tentacles were significantly larger than what they were working with. Was still very chewy after 20 mins. Took half an hour to reach tenderness.