5 recipes to get the most out of your slow cooker or Instant Pot
Are you looking for the best way to make delicious, easy-to-prepare meals with a slow cooker or Instant Pot? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll be sharing 5 of our favorite recipes that you can make with either a slow cooker or an Instant Pot. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced chef, these recipes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So read on to find out more about these fantastic recipes that you can make in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
2) Recipe 1: Slow Cooker Honey and Sriracha Garlic Pork Loin
This slow cooker honey and sriracha garlic pork loin is a great way to kick up the flavor of any weeknight dinner. The sweet and spicy combination is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
To make this delicious dish, start by heating your slow cooker to low heat. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of sriracha sauce, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
Place your pork loin into the slow cooker and pour the honey and sriracha sauce mixture over the top. Make sure the pork is completely covered with the sauce. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until the pork is cooked through.
Once your pork is cooked, let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing it. Serve the pork loin with some cooked vegetables and enjoy!
3) Recipe 2: Instant Pot Honey Sriracha Chicken
For a delicious, spicy and sweet meal, try this Instant Pot Honey Sriracha Chicken. This is an easy and flavorful dish to whip up for dinner that the whole family will love.
– 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 1/2 cup honey
– 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
– 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons cornstarch
– 1/4 cup water
– Chopped fresh parsley or scallions, for garnish (optional)
1. Place the chicken thighs in the Instant Pot and season with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the chicken thighs.
3. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot and set to “Manual” on high pressure for 10 minutes. When finished cooking, quick release the pressure.
4. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and set aside. Mix the cornstarch and water together and stir into the sauce until it thickens.
5. Return the chicken to the pot and toss in the sauce until coated. Serve over cooked rice or noodles, and garnish with parsley or scallions, if desired. Enjoy!
4) Recipe 3: Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili
This slow cooker sweet potato chili is a hearty, comforting meal that’s packed with flavor. It’s easy to make and can be cooked low and slow for a delicious dinner. The combination of sweet potatoes, spicy chili powder, smoked paprika, and black beans creates a flavorful and filling chili that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.
To make this chili, you’ll need the following ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 large onion (diced), 2 cloves garlic (minced), 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and diced into 1⁄2 inch cubes), 1 green bell pepper (diced), 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, 2 cups vegetable broth, 1 15-ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed).
Start by heating the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Next, add the sweet potatoes, bell pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 3 minutes until the vegetables are just starting to soften.
Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and black beans and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
When done, remove the lid and give it a good stir. Serve with your favorite toppings such as cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and avocado. Enjoy!
5) Recipe 4: Instant Pot Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup
This Instant Pot Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup is a hearty, flavorful, and comforting meal that can easily be made in the pressure cooker. It’s loaded with spicy sausage, flavorful vegetables, and hearty lentils. With just a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes of cooking time, this soup is sure to become a family favorite!
To make this delicious soup, start by browning the sausage in the Instant Pot. Once it’s cooked through, add in the chopped vegetables and sauté for a few minutes before adding the chicken broth and lentils. Close the lid, seal the valve, and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When the cooking time is up, do a quick release and open the lid.
Finally, stir in some fresh parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm with crusty bread or your favorite side dish. Enjoy!
6) Recipe 5: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate fondue is a classic dessert that is sure to impress. With the help of a slow cooker, you can make your own delicious and creamy fondue with minimal effort. All you need is chocolate chips, heavy cream, and a few other ingredients to create this decadent treat.
To start, combine two cups of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips with 3⁄4 cup of heavy cream in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Once the chocolate chips have completely melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy, add in your favorite flavoring ingredients. Some great additions include almond extract, orange liqueur, marshmallow cream, chopped nuts, or any kind of syrup.
Once you’ve added your desired flavors, give it one more good stir and turn the slow cooker to warm. Place your fondue pot on the table and pour the melted chocolate inside. Serve with fresh fruit such as strawberries, bananas, apples, or grapes for dipping. Enjoy!