So, when we downsized from our house in South Tampa to Channelside (another story for another post), we purged a LOT of things. A couple of the things that I got rid of were the crock pot and the pressure cooker. Each of those things I used a few times each month of so. As we did not have a lot of room to store things, they did not make the cut for necessary things. However, now that we have lived here for about 9 months, I really miss both of those things. So, we have been looking at getting a crock pot, and stumbled across the Instant Pot. At risk of this sounding like an advertisement, we love this thing! It is a combination pressure cooker and crock pot.
So, the first thing that I decided to make was a pot roast. I took some carrots, onions and potatoes and roughly chopped them. As the pot has a metal insert, not a ceramic one, it can be used to brown the ingredients…
and the carrots and onions….
So, add some salt and pepper, put the roast back in, and cover the roast with the potatoes, carrots and onions, pour a couple of cups of stock over it all, and your ready to go.
50 minutes later with the pressure cooker, you have pot roast!