Instant Pot recipes for one.

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by Tb0n3, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    If you like real chili you got to try this.
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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I made a simpler chilli tonight. Just followed the instructions on the chilli packet and added a can of water. 10 minutes on beans/chilli.
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  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Not a meal for one unless you have a fridge for leftovers. And you can brown hamburger at the beginig. This sounds good.
     
  5. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    I have experience with traditional pressure cookers and they do cook the potatoes very quick, an extra couple minutes and they will just about dissolve.
    Your meal would be about what we did quite often living remote with a pressure cooker and a propane burner.
    Onion soup mix is pretty traditional for wild game, must be all the salt:D
     
  6. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I've started to just prepare meals at the start of the week and reheat. I did get a new toy, though. I got a Duxtop induction cooktop and pan. Made myself an omelette this morning. The eaton inverter that comes from international is pure sine wave so it works great.
     
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    To keep it safe you just have to make sure the weight on the release valve is clean. If it's sticky it'll allow lots of pressure to build up. On the plus side, the instant pot has a built in pressure sensor. This allows it to cut off the heat to maintain the correct pressure (around 10psi or so) and to be safe. I don't know if there's any reports at all of the instant pots blowing up.
     
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    This took about 20 minutes total. I usually have some greens and yogurt in there, but I haven't restocked the truck in a bit. Rice is easy, just 1:1 ratio of water and 5 minutes high pressure, 5 minutes release pressure. The grounds take about 2 or 3 minutes on saute. Just put some oil in the pot with the grounds, let it cook for maybe 30-60 seconds, then add the seasoning and a little water. Once it starts boiling, just stir occasionally and let it thicken up. You can find the Gardein products in the frozen aisle at most Wal-Mart stores, usually marked healthy entrees. I use a 700w microwave to heat the tortillas for 30 seconds. 1100w at the house usually 15 or 20.

    I use the grounds in spaghetti as well, but you can't pressure cook them or they turn to mush. Make the spaghetti first, then stir it in right after you let the pressure out. Close the lid and give it a few minutes, you don't really have to cook it so much as reheat it. Resealable bag makes it easy to cook only what you need and store the rest. Being frozen means it won't spoil for a very long time.
     
  9. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    False advertising to boot!

    Jokes aside..

    If you still need ideas...

    Not trying to be a jerk..but seriously I do this when I need new ideas. Google. A simple search using Pressure cooker, crock pot, etc..whatever your using usually yields a ton of good ideas. An that's just off the images. Nice way to find things you may not have though of, or new ideas on old ideas, etc.

    I get a lot of my ideas from the internet and random cook books I pick up now an then. Then I just improve upon them as needed.

    An the oil for your noodles should also help them not stick. I know when the wife does pasta, she tosses a bit of oil in so they don't seem to stick together vs when she doesn't.

    Good on you for getting your own means to cook. I'm a firm believer...everyone should know how to cook..whether on a grill, pressure cooker, oven, etc.

    Good luck, be sure to share those dinners you make on here with us. Might give someone a craving...specially those who feel your title was misleading. ;)

    Sirscrapntruckalot - Touch my bacon an I will eat you instead.
     
  10. loudtom

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    The noodles will still clump together for me even with oil thrown in. You have to rotate them as you lay them in the sauce, so that they all sit perpendicular to the one below it and form like a pinwheel. You also don't have to totally submerge the noodles. Just stir them in after the pressure is released and they will soak up the sauce after a few minutes.

    I put in half a jar of spaghetti sauce, then snap the noodles in half and lay them like I described above. Then I used probably 2/3 of a water bottle, enough to sit maybe an inch below some of the noodles that were sticking up. High pressure 5 minutes, let it go for 10 minutes, then release pressure. Stirred the noodles, added grounds, waited 2 or 3 minutes.

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  11. tommymonza

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    I cook in the truck nightly. Paper towels and a spray bottle with vinegar works wonders. I mop up all the excess and throw the paper towels into plastic shopping bags than squirt the pans and dishes with vinegar and let them set for a minute than rewipe them. Some messy dishes take a few more wiping rounds.

    Really baked on pans go to the shower with me. But I try to use foil when I can to help with easy clean up.
     
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