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Oma's Pressure Cooker Recipes

German Sauerbraten, this time made quickly and easily using an Instant Pot pressure cooker.Making a really quick version of German Sauerbraten in a pressure cooker takes only a couple of hours rather than days and days!

You'll see that I don't have too many pressure cooker recipes posted yet. And there's a good reason. Using a pressure cooker in make meals is something relatively new for me. 


The last time I had a pressure cooker was about 35 years ago. You know, the type that makes a mess on the ceiling!

My Facebook fans let me know that the modern ones are very, very safe and so much easier to use than the old ones.

This is the one that they recommended the most: the Instant Pot Duo. On Amazon, it has over 18,000 reviews at 4.7 out of 5 stars!

How could I buy anything else? Now, it's my new toy, I mean, tool, that I'm having so much fun with converting my German recipes.

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This Instant Pot Duo combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer. I can't believe I lived most of my life without it!


Below, you'll see the recipes I've enjoyed making the most. And, there's a reason for that. Many Instant Pot users use their pressure cookers for absolutely everything. From baking cake and bread, to making yogurt, to making BBQ ribs, to bone soup. And everything in between. 

For me, though, I'll use it to make things that can't be made better any other way. And, to top that, especially in the hot summers. This pressure cooker gives off almost no heat! That means no more oven cooking when the pressure cooker will work.

Check out the recipes below. I'll be adding more as I convert more. Sometimes, they are recipes that are popular all over the web, yet tracing who put the original post on is an impossibility. The egg salad recipe is an example of using a technique that's so utterly simple, it's become a staple in our house.

You'll notice I preface the following heading with "Instant Pot" ... that's because it's the only brand I've used. Other brands will probably be similar in times and temps, but I can't say for certain. You'll need to experiment if you have a different brand.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Tips

  • In order for the pot to come to pressure, liquid is needed. Many times, you'll put the food, either into another cooking pot (called PIP = pot in pot), put that pot or the food itself onto a trivet in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. 
  • Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Very carefully. The Instant Pot is a very safe appliance to use ... not like the ones I grew up with ... with ceiling messes :)
  • Don't be fooled by recipes that state: Make roast beef in 20 minutes and think that you'll have dinner ready in 20 minutes. Those 20 minutes are how long the roast beef is under pressure. However, the pot still needs to come to pressure. That may take 5 minutes. It could take 25 minutes. It all depends on the size and temperature of the beef (or whatever you are making). And, there's also the pressure release time to take into consideration. If it's a quick release, that will take just a few minutes. If it's a slow release, that could take 45 minutes.
  • Here's a stovetop & electric pressure cooker cooking time chart I came across that provides a good reference for most foods. Take a look here.

One of the great advantages of using a Pressure Cooker is that many recipes are just "set it and forget it" type recipes. Yes, that roast may end up taking an hour and a half, but it's time you're away from the kitchen, doing other stuff. Easy. 

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Check out these Instant Pot Pressure Cooker recipes that Oma's been converting from her traditional German recipes. ❤️
http://www.quick-german-recipes.com/pressure-cooker-recipes.html

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