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I just did a pot of Spaghetti that came out pretty damn good.
2lb pack of Fort Rock Grain Finished burger. ;) I seasoned with Garlic powder, Pepper, No Shit ( https://www.amazon.com/Shit-Seasoning-Big-Cock-Ranch/dp/B078XMFM1H ), and some Italian.
1 jar Fire Roasted
1 Jar sausage sauces
1 Box Angel Hair spaghetti

In the Pot! -- Sauté the beef (no big chunks)
Add the 2 jars of whatever sauces you like -- fill jars 3/4 full of water, shake and dump in.
Stir it up!
Break spaghetti in half and crisscross in the pot -- push it down so it's covered
---- I'll sauté an onion next time! ---
Pressure cook for 8 minutes (beef setting is 10 minutes on mine) but shut it off when 8 was up. I let it sit for a couple more minutes then released the pressure.
Give it a good Stir'n! ... If some of the Spaghetti is sticking together, It comes apart easy (and the reason you don't put it in all the same direction)
Boner petit 🙂
 

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Lol....I've been tearing shit up with the Instant Pot. I bought it for my wife and took it over. Use that shit for everything. Ill usually just look up about 3 recipes of what I wanna cook...just to get an idea of cooking times. Then I'll just put my spin on it. Some recipes are pretty good as is. Some just have too much shit going on...lol. Pretty much everything I've tried has come out pretty damn good. From shredded chicken tacos, chili, Mac n cheez, whole chicken and potatoes. Shit, I've even did a tri tip and it came out good.
 

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Whats the difference between that and a air fryer?
 

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Wife uses the insta pot all the time. I have no idea how to cook beyond frozen pizza, but there are plenty of cook books out there with some pretty good recipes for these deals. Last night was Teriyaki chicken.
 

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Wife uses the insta pot all the time. I have no idea how to cook beyond frozen pizza, but there are plenty of cook books out there with some pretty good recipes for these deals. Last night was Teriyaki chicken.
So my wife picked up one of these pots a week ago.
I’m here to tell you, you don’t need to know how to cook.
Simply follow a couple of directions and push a button or two. The pot does the rest.
So even a no cooking copper like you can prepare a decent meal.
Your wife will thank you, and with the time saved? You never know? 😎👍
 

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Maybe one of these things would be good in the 5th wheel. Along with the air fryer I just bought.
I'd say it's a must have Tom. Convenient, quick, easy use. I don't think I've had one bad thing out of ours.
 

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I'd say it's a must have Tom. Convenient, quick, easy use. I don't think I've had one bad thing out of ours.
I have been using my sons at his house chicken. Twice now its come out very good. Haven't ventured further. They claim you can make a steak in here? I don't want to f up a nice steak. You ever done that? I would guess not as you have the grilling down.
 

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I have been using my sons at his house chicken. Twice now its come out very good. Haven't ventured further. They claim you can make a steak in here? I don't want to f up a nice steak. You ever done that? I would guess not as you have the grilling down.
I actually tried a tri tip roast once....dark in winter, cold...too lazy to bbq and wait...it was getting late, so I said fuggit, let's test this bitch...lol. So I put like 3 or 4 whole potatoes in the pot, and put the tri tip on top...I think it was a small one..maybe 2 pounder. It actually came out pretty good for last minute shit. The baked potatoes were on point. I probably could of pulled it out sooner too. I like it a lil pink. But was still tender...good flavor. I used beef broth, not water for the liquid and seasoned it. Now I'd rather have the grilled, smoked flavor that I'm used to off the grill, but it was good. I'd imagine steaks would be the same. The key for meats has been figuring out the cook time to finish it to what I want. Did a whole chicken too...super tender. 👍
 

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Fyi.....chili is the mofo shit in this thing....and super easy. 👍I actually make it even easier and just use the Caroll Shelby box seasoning....just follow that for ingredients but maybe tweek it a lil. And use beef broth instead of water.
 

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I actually tried a tri tip roast once....dark in winter, cold...too lazy to bbq and wait...it was getting late, so I said fuggit, let's test this bitch...lol. So I put like 3 or 4 whole potatoes in the pot, and put the tri tip on top...I think it was a small one..maybe 2 pounder. It actually came out pretty good for last minute shit. The baked potatoes were on point. I probably could of pulled it out sooner too. I like it a lil pink. But was still tender...good flavor. I used beef broth, not water for the liquid and seasoned it. Now I'd rather have the grilled, smoked flavor that I'm used to off the grill, but it was good. I'd imagine steaks would be the same. The key for meats has been figuring out the cook time to finish it to what I want. Did a whole chicken too...super tender. 👍
I might try it today and it makes sense on the beef broth instead of water. Same with chicken broth when cooking chicken I would guess. I agree that the time deal is important on it but thats the case with grilling etc. Problem is you can't just see the damn thing like on a grill.

Thanks for the info
 

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Is this the model you guys are buying?

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That thing is actually big. You can get away with the 6 qt. I use it for a family of 4. I wouldn't mind having the 8 qt for bigger stuff, but the 6 handles alot. Shit, I'm at he point where I want to get a second one in case I wanna do two things at once and not have to wait. Lol. I've been considering the big one that is also an air fryer too since I don't have one of those.
Just to give you an idea, the 6 qt will handle a full chicken.... maybe up to a 6 lb one. I've cooked up to 5lbs of chicken breasts at once...big ones. The 6 qt should be only $79.
 

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I might try it today and it makes sense on the beef broth instead of water. Same with chicken broth when cooking chicken I would guess. I agree that the time deal is important on it but thats the case with grilling etc. Problem is you can't just see the damn thing like on a grill.

Thanks for the info
My trick has been....I'll look up like 3 recipes online to figure out a time to compare. Ex.....shredded chk tacos....most will say like 4 breasts....12 min or 15 min if frozen.....and I believe they usually say quick release.....but if I'm using fat ass breasts...and like 5 of them..I'll go a min or 2 longer and let the pressure naturally release. Shit, I've even opened it up and not liked how done they were....moved the breasts around and go another couple minutes. It's already at temp and is quick and come out fine. I always dabble and do.my own thing...even with seasoning. I know what I like...lol.
 

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My trick has been....I'll look up like 3 recipes online to figure out a time to compare. Ex.....shredded chk tacos....most will say like 4 breasts....12 min or 15 min if frozen.....and I believe they usually say quick release.....but if I'm using fat ass breasts...and like 5 of them..I'll go a min or 2 longer and let the pressure naturally release. Shit, I've even opened it up and not liked how done they were....moved the breasts around and go another couple minutes. It's already at temp and is quick and come out fine. I always dabble and do.my own thing...even with seasoning. I know what I like...lol.
Did you brown-saute the tri tip before cooking it?

Did you put it on the bottom of the pot or on that little grate thing the have to keep it out of the brooth?
 

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Did you brown-saute the tri tip before cooking it?

Did you put it on the bottom of the pot or on that little grate thing the have to keep it out of the brooth?
Yes...on saute in the pot...browned both sides....but not long though. Make sure you pull it out, add a lil broth to simmer at bottom and scrape away any small burnt stuff. This is important...or you will get the BURN message on the display, as it will think it is out of water.. No grate....remember, I had my tri tip stacked on potatoes 🥔. I'd imagine you could use the grate or put it directly in. I put chicken directly in.
 

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Yes...on saute in the pot...browned both sides....but not long though. Make sure you pull it out, add a lil broth to simmer at bottom and scrape away any small burnt stuff. This is important...or you will get the BURN message on the display, as it will think it is out of water.. No grate....remember, I had my tri tip stacked on potatoes 🥔. I'd imagine you could use the grate or put it directly in. I put chicken directly in.
I will let you know how it goes. Thanks
 

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1) Browned the seasoned steak.....I did not brown it enough. You had me hesitant HS....lol

2) Cleaned out the pot, added chopped onions on bottom, poured the beef broth over the onions, put the steak in on top and added the potatoes on the sides of the steak. Salt, pepper and garlic sprinkled on the potatoes.

3) Set the timer for 7 minutes and away we go

4) Overcooked....should have probably done 5 min

It had good flavor but definitely would have been better at about 5 minutes. The potatoes were awesome and cooked just right.

So....I will try it again but ONLY if my grill is not convenient for me. Probably do this when it is raining outside or something like that.

The house smells awesome :)

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I gotta get me one of these! They sound amazing and would be perfect for right now when its cold and snowing and i cant use my Blackstone or grill. I cant wait to try some pastas like chicken alfredo and make a Mississippi po boy in it instead of the smoker...damn yall got me hungry!!!
 
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