Instant Pot Baked Beans

Posted by Wine & Spice on 7/12/2018 to Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

The Instant Pot has to be one of the greatest invention ever!  I was always too scared to use the old fashioned pressure cookers, this new on is sooo easy!  Baked Beans is a family favorite, and I wanted to try making it in the new pot.  The end results were better than I could have imagined!

Of course it didn’t hurt to use a new spice blend from MSC called Louisiana Red Beans & Rice.  This is hand blended using onion, garlic, parsley, celery, cumin, cayenne, bay leaf and red pepper flakes.   Also great on sautéed cauliflower rice, black soy beans and as a salad dressing.

We are eating healthier, so I chose a nitrate/nitrite free uncured bacon for this dish. Or you can choose a vegan/keto option as well.

A ice cold beer is a perfect compliment to this dish.

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/9/2018 to Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

I loved the Perfect Chicken Soup so much I decided to make a Beef Vegetable Soup.  Once again I used the Instant Pot, but you can of course also make this on the stovetop or the slow cooker as well.

For my Beef Vegetable Soup I used the Awesome Onion Soup blend.  This is hand blended with minced onion, parsley flakes, turmeric, onion powder, celery salt, sugar and black pepper.  It is fantastic as a dip, great on roasts, potatoes and as a soup starter.  Today it is a soup enhancer, sooo good and very good for you!

I used the traditional Beef Vegetable Soup veggies for this, English peas, green beans, fingerling potatoes and carrots.  Add the quick cooking veggies almost at the end to keep them from getting mushy.

I also whipped up a caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich to with soup.  Yum!

A glass of Merlot went very well with this meal.

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Perfect Chicken Soup

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/28/2018 to Chicken & Poultry

This flu season has been brutal!  Lots of runny noses and coughing at my house, so I decided to make a healing, feel-better, soup.  My Instant Pot is one of my new favorite kitchen tools.  Not only does is cook quick, but it infuses soo much flavor.  The cooked chicken is so tender and juicy, practically falling off the bones.

You can of course make this soup in a crock pot or on the stove top as well.  In a crock pot it takes 8-10 hours on low, stove top simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Same directions....

For my soup today I am using Perfect Chicken Soup Mix (Perfect Poultry).  It is hand blended with just the right balance of freshly ground marjoram, thyme, oregano, sage and rosemary.  One of my favorite Salt-Free blends.

You can literally use any combination of veggies that you wish.  I used a traditional blend of carrots, celery, onion and peas.  I made noodles on the side and added to my bowl before the soup itself.   I find that if you add the noodles as part of the soup, the soup gets gummy and the noodles mushy.

I think you will love this soup!

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Pinto Beans with Adobo Lime

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/4/2017 to Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

I have a new toy!  The Instant Pot…  There has been so much talk about this product I had to see what it was all about.  I adore this pot!  I did not think I would, but it adds so much flavor to what you are cooking, it is hard not to love.  The high pressure drives the flavor into food.  I cooked these beans from dried to fabulous in an hour.

I used Adobo Lime to season my beans.  Adobo Lime is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary.  Great in green chili, soups, vegetables.  One of Milford Spice Company’s all-time Best Sellers!

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