Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

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  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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You won’t need all day to make this hearty beef stew

Recipe by glutenfreelady

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds
    chuck or stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks*
  • 1/2 bag
    frozen pearl onions
  • 3
    carrots, peeled and chopped into one inch chunks
  • 1
    large russet potato, peeled and cut into one inch chunks
  • 4 oz
    sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups
    beef stock or broth
  • 3 tablespoons
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup
    red wine of choice

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon
    Mrs. Dash original seasoning mix*
  • 2 teaspoons
    Italian seasoning*
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup
    instant potato flakes*
  • 1 tablespoon
    vegatable oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Set instant pot to saute function. Add oil when beep indicates pot is hot
  2. Dump beef chunks into instant pot and saute until slightly browned.
  3. Add stock and wine, and stir to deglaze the instant pot.
  4. Add potato and vegetables and seasonings on top of beef.
  5. Turn off instant pot. Close and lock lid, then set stew function to 35 minutes.
  6. When time is up, carefully release steam. Carefully open the lid of the instant pot.
  7. Use instant potato flakes to thicken stew to desired thickness.

    * do not flour beef before adding to instant pot as this may cause scorching.
    * use any seasoning you like
    * use instant potatoes to thicken the stew instead of flour

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Instant Pot loaded potato soup

Instant Pot loaded potato soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe by Rebecca Gould

* can be omitted

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon
    dairy free spread
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1-2 cloves (or to taste)
    minced garlic
  • 32 oz
    chicken broth
  • 3-4 large
    yukon gold potatoes (about six cups), diced into one inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon
    Mrs. Dash original*
  • 1/2 to one can
    coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons
    bacon bits
  • 1/2 package
    dairy free cheddar cheese shreds

Cooking Directions

  1. Plug in Instant Pot and press the “Sauté” button
  2. Wait a few seconds for a beeping sound letting you know the pot is heating up
  3. Add tablespoon of dairy free spread, and stir with a wooden spoon until it’s melted
  4. Add diced onion and sauté until slightly soft, stirring occasionally
  5. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, stirring consistently (don’t let it burn!)
  6. Add chicken stock to deglaze any brown bits from the bottom of the pan (use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot while you stir everything together)
  7. Add diced potatoes and press the “Cancel” button
  8. Securely place the lid onto the pot and twist it into place (it will make a little musical tone when you do this correctly)
  9. Set valve on top of the lid to “Sealing” in the center position (Not venting on either side)
  10. Press the “Manual” button and set the time to 25 minutes
  11. Wait several seconds for the pot to start (you will hear a series of beeps when it does)
  12. The pot will take a few minutes to come up to pressure. You’ll know it has achieved pressure when the 25 minute timer starts ticking down.
  13. One the 25 minutes are up, use an oven mitt or silicone mitt to CAREFULLY move the lid’s valve to “Venting”
  14. Steam will immediately shoot out of the valve (steer clear!)
  15. When the steam has stopped and quieted, use an oven mitt or silicone mitt to open the pot and set the lid aside.
  16. Unplug the Instant Pot and use an immersion blender to carefully blend the brothy cooked potato mixture (leave some chunks in tact) You could probably achieve similar results with an old fashioned potato masher if you don’t have an immersion blender.
  17. Add coconut cream to the pot and stir until it fully combines with the soup.
  18. Stir in dairy free cheddar shreds until melted and incorporated.
  19. Add diced bacon pieces (you may want to reserve some bacon crumbles for topping) and stir to combine
  20. You can add additional salt and pepper if needed (be careful taking a taste test…it’s HOT!)
  21. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Recipe by Urvashi Pitre

Ingredients

  • 1
    14 oz can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 2-3 (or to taste)
    minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon
    minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons
    garam masala, divided
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 pound
    boneless, skinless chicken (breast or thighs)
  • 4 oz
    dairy free spread, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup
    full fat coconut milk, shaken or whisked

Cooking Directions

  1. In the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot, add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, paprika, one teaspoon of garam masala, cumin, and salt. Mix thoroughly, then place the chicken pieces on top of the sauce.
  2. Lock the lid into place. Select Manual or Pressure Cook, and adjust the pressure to High. Cook for ten minutes.
  3. When the cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally. Unlock the lid. Carefully remove the chicken and set it aside.
  4. Using an immersion blender in the pot, blend together all the ingredients into a smooth sauce. Let the sauce cool for several minutes.
  5. Add the butter cubes, cream, remaining teaspoon of garam masala, and cilantro. Stir until well incorporated. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon when you’re done.
  6. Remove half of the sauce and freeze it for later, or refrigerate for as long as three days.
  7. Add the chicken back to the sauce. Preheat the Instant Pot by selecting Sauté and adjust to Less for low heat. Let the chicken heat through. Break it up into smaller pieces, if you like, but don’t shred it.
  8. Serve over rice or raw cucumber noodles.

 

Crockpot boneless skinless turkey breast

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Crockpot boneless skinless turkey breast

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy Thanksgiving recipe you can make the day before.

Recipe by gluten free lady

* wine can be omitted but it will add flavor.
*Mrs. Dash can be omitted but it will add flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 2-3 pound
    boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 3-4 cups
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup
    white wine*
  • 2 teaspoons
    ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons
    dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 2 teaspoons
    Mrs. Dash original seasoning

Cooking Directions

  1. Remove turkey breast from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before you are ready to cook it.
  2. Line a large crockpot. Preheat crockpot on low setting while you add ingredients.
  3. Remove turkey breast from packaging. Put turkey breast in crockpot.
  4. Sprinkle seasonings over turkey breast.
  5. Add enough broth to cover breast 3/4 of the way. Add wine.
  6. Cook for 4 hours until just done, turning every hour to ensure even cooking. There should be no pink inside of breast when cut in half.
  7. Remove breast from crockpot and let cool.
  8. Slice breast and put into a large container. Store the sliced breast in the broth to keep it moist.
  9. Reheat breast in microwave for 3-4 minutes or until warmed through.
  10. Use reserved broth to make gravy.

Asian crockpot chicken

 

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Asian crockpot chicken

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe by foodnetwork.com

*original recipe calls for five spice powder. If you want to use this, use two tablespoons and omit ginger and allspice.

*you can get gluten-free hoisin sauce from wok-mei on amazon.com

Ingredients

  • 8
    chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup
    gluten-free hoisin sauce*
  • 1/4 cup
    honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon
    ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons
    tamari
  • 1 teaspoon
    allspice*
  • 1 teaspoon
    ginger
  • 1-2 cloves
    minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons
    cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons
    water

Cooking Directions

  1. Put chicken into a lined crockpot.
  2. Whisk sauce ingredients together.
  3. Pour over chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until chicken is falling off the bone.
  5. Remove chicken to serving plate.
  6. Whisk cornstarch and water together. Slowly whisk into sauce until desired thickness.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles.

 

Easy crockpot smothered pork chops

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Easy crockpot smothered pork chops

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is a recipe for onion lovers!

Recipe by bettycrocker.com

* can be omitted
* remove sharp edges from bay leaves before adding to crockpot

Ingredients

  • 4 bone in (about 3/4 inch)
    pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    Mrs. Dash original*
  • 4 slices
    bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 large
    yellow onion, sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons
    garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups
    chicken or beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2
    bay leaves*
  • 1 tablespoon
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon
    oil
  • 1/4 cup
    white wine
  • 1/12 tablespoons
    dairy free spread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon
    white rice flour

Cooking Directions

  1. Line a large crockpot.
  2. Season chops with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash.  Place in two layers in crockpot.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until just starting to crisp. Remove into crockpot. Saute onions until just starting to caramelize. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add wine to pan, and scrape up any brown bits from the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes then add to crockpot.
  5. Whisk together broth, worcestershire sauce and vineger, and pour evenly over chops.
  6. Cook on low setting for 3-4 hours, or until chops are falling off the bone.
  7. Remove chops from crockpot and keep warm.
  8. In are large skillet over medium heat, melt dairy free spread until bubbling. Sprinkle flour over melted spread, and whisk to make a roux.
  9. Add in sauce from crockpot, one ladle at a time, until gravy is desired thickness.
  10. Serve over chops.

 

Crockpot Pepper Steak

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Crockpot Pepper Steak

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Easy and flavorful

Recipe by recipecrock.com

*I used thinly sliced beef carpaccio. You do not need to brown the beef, but you can if you desire.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds
    beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips*
  • 1-2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup
    beef broth
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 14.5 oz
    can stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 3 tablespoons
    gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon
    sugar
  • 2 tablespoons
    cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons
    water

Cooking Directions

  1. Put sliced beef into a lined crockpot, with onion, peppers and garlic and stewed tomatoes.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce and sugar and pour over meat and tomato mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until beef is tender.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Stir into pepper steak until desired thickness.
  5. Serve over rice.

Easy and creamy Mac n Cheese

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Easy and creamy mac n cheese

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yes you can have mac n cheese!

Recipe by glutenfree lady

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 oz)
    gluten free elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup
    dairy free milk
  • 1 tablespoon
    dairy free spread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon
    white rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1 teaspoon
    Mrs. Dash original seasoning*
  • 1 bag
    dairy free shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Spray a medium baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  3. In a large pot of boiling water, cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt dairy-free spread over medium heat, until melted and bubbling.
  5. Sprinkle rice flour over the melted spread, and whisk to combine.
  6. Slowly pour in your milk and whisk constantly, until mixture thickens to a cream soup consistency.  Stir in seasonings.
  7. Mix in half of the cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  9. Pour macaroni mixture into the baking dish evenly. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until bubbling.
  10. Top with remaining cheese: bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Amazing gluten free pancakes

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Amazing gluten free pancakes

  • Servings: 4-6
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You won’t believe these are gluten free

Recipe by kingarthurflour.com

* you can use butter or other vegetable oil
* I recommend using only the King Arthur Measure for Measure flour in this recipe. I have tried other flours and they did not work as well.

Ingredients

  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups
    dairy free milk
  • 3 tablespoons
    grapeseed oil*
  • 1 1/2 cups
    King Arthur measure for measure flour*
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    salt
  • 2 teaspoons
    baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons
    granulated sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. Beat the eggs and milk until light and foamy, about 3 minutes at high speed of a stand or hand mixer. Stir in the butter or vegetable oil.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together to evenly distribute the salt, baking powder and sweetener.
  3. Gently and quickly mix into the egg and milk mixture. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes, while the griddle is heating; it”ll thicken slightly.
  4. Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat, or set an electric griddle to 375°F. Lightly grease frying pan or griddle. The pan or griddle is ready if a drop of water will skitter across the surface, evaporating immediately.
  5. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the lightly greased griddle. Bake on one side until bubbles begin to form and break, about 2 minutes; then turn the pancakes and cook the other side until brown, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn over only once. Serve immediately.
  6. Yield: 1 dozen large (4 1/2″) pancakes

Crabmeat stuffed portobellos

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Crabmeat stuffed Portobellos

  • Servings: 4-6
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These are a great Main dish or appetizer

Recipe by glutenfree lady

* removing the gills is optional, but they have a very strong taste. There are numerous youtube videos on how to clean portobellos.
*optional

Ingredients

  • 4
    large portobello mushrooms, cleaned*
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup
    gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons
    mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    Mrs. Dash original seasoning*
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 can (6 oz)
    lump crabmeat, picked over and drained
  • 2 tablespoons
    dairy free parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Remove the gills from the mushrooms, and rinse. Pat dry.
  2. Once you have cleaned the mushrooms, place them on a sheet pan covered with parchment or foil.  If using foil, spray with cooking spray.  Greasing parchment is not necessary as it is non-stick.
  3. Lightly salt the mushrooms, and spray lightly with cooking spray.   They are ready to be stuffed.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.   Stuff each mushroom with crabmeat stuffing. Bake for 15 minutes.