One-Pot Meal suggestions for Pressure Cooker?
I'm looking for recipes that can make a one pot meal in the pressure cooker. I would like a meal with a starch, a vegetable, and a protein... tomato sauce doesn't count as a vegetable.
I've found countless stew recipes referred to as "one pot" but then they say to serve rice on the side, or a salad so I don't feel that those really count as one pot!
One of my Favs is Beef Burgundian, I follow Julia Childs pressure cooking instructions, Browning
the meat first and then pressure cooking it for an hour and letting the pressure come down slowly
and then putting in the potatoes and carrots for 6 minutes this time lowering the pressure rapidly
under cold water. I pride myself on using "Three buck Chuck" for the wine. I suppose this
aberration may elicit howls from the wine connoisseurs but the Grand kids love it.
Pablito el gordito
It wound up turning out AWFUL. I'm actually wondering if maybe I bought a PC with a bum gasket because there was steam seeping out of areas where no steam should be escaping once the lid is in place and locked. So there's that, but the recipe I found online called for flouring the beef first and searing, which is apparently a no-no for a PC. D'oh. Should've RTFM better.
Thank you all for your suggestions so far! I was thinking about doing a goulash, too but with the addition of peppers!
Meat & Veggie Soups are a great idea, and I can always add pastina at the end.
What do you guys think of doing a Tangine in the pressure cooker and during the last few minutes cook cous cous, or even rice, with the steam in a parchment packet?
Those three components may require different cooking times. Depending on the cut of meat it may require 15min or even 30. Potatoes some what less, and many vegetables only a few minutes (especially if you don't want them mushy). With an open pot, you can easily add items at various stages in the cooking. With the pressure cooker, stopping and starting the pressure cooking is more of a pain. Vegetables seem to be more sensitive to the higher cooking temperatures of the PC.
Does the booklet that came with the cooker have suggestions? Lorna Sass is a good source.
Lorna Sass has several recipes in her Pressure Perfect cookbook that would fit your qualifications. Her Curry in a Hurry has meat and peas in it, but I always add some chickpeas and sometimes chopped fresh spinach, too. The rice can be cooked in a bowl on top of the curry. She also has several pasta recipes where the noodles are cooked right in with the sauce, but they don't have many vegetables beyond the tomatoes. I'm going to be trying her Penne with Butternut Squash and Ricotta this week. It has the vegetables you require but is lower on protein unless you count the ricotta as protein. She does have a Chicken (or turkey) Casserole with Mushroom sauce that has noodles and peas in it. I've made it with tuna and it was excellent. Her Chicken Cacciatore recipe has bell pepper and mushrooms in the sauce, and can be cooked with potatoes on top or pasta mixed in.
I can't really help you with salads cooked in the pressure cooker with the rest of the meal. You may have a long search for that.
I second the "Pressure Perfect" recommendation; it's a great resource. You could also take a look at another of Lorna Sass's books, "The Pressured Cook," which focuses entirely on one-pot meals. In my opinion it's the weakest of her pressure-cooker cookbooks, but it still contains some good recipes.
We've always loved pot roast in the pressure cooker - meat, potatoes and carrots. It doesn't get much more one-pot than that. :)
I have done goulash, too, but it doesn't have the "vegetable" requirement. . . even though it's quite tasty. :)
Also, we do a soup - primarily beans, squash and chard. Here's my blog post on that:
Meanwhile, I'll be watching this thread for more exciting ideas.