A busy kitchen really benefits from good appliances. It makes cooking so much easier and saves you time and money. The recent addition of the pressure cooker to my kitchen has had me on Pinterest pinning like a crazy women. How did I not get a pressure cooker sooner. Roast chicken in 30 minutes, one pot meals in 20 minutes, warm winter desserts and succulent ribs like you get from a restaurant are only a few of the great things I have discovered so far.
Basically pressure cooking removes the time factor your normally need to turn cheap cuts of meats into tender meals. Think casseroles and stews made in 30 minutes.
I made this Beef Rogan Josh in 30 minutes using beef chuck steak and it came out melt in your mouth.
I have two family friendly dishes that are super easy to make and perfect for busy nights.
PRESSURE COOKER SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN click for recipe
All the normal sweet and sour flavours you love, prepared and cooked in the pressure cooker in 20 minutes.
PRESSURE COOKER CARAMEL SELF SAUCING PUDDING click for recipe.
A self saucing pudding normally takes 50 minutes in the oven. This is cooked in 15 minutes in the pressure cooker. This makes a lovely saucy pudding which is perfect for those cold winter nights. Serve with cream and a sprinkling of salt for that extra indulgence.
Pressure cooking has certainly revolutionalised the way I cook, especially on nights when I don’t have a lot of time. It is the perfect one pot meal appliance. It is 6L in volume making it large enough to cook meals for big families.
Looking for more pressure cooking recipes to try? Visit aperfectpantry.com.au
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A pressure cooker would change my life. I work 4 days a week and get home late so I spend an entire day cooking meals for the week. I’d have to say that a roast would be the first meal I cooked because I haven’t made one since my son was born 4 years ago. I just don’t normally have the time!
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If I won I would love to make ribs! I hardly make them because of the time it takes to cook but a pressure cooker would solve that problem!
I would cook the Lamb Shepherd’s pie – a childhood favourite that my mum used to cook.
My 2nd meal would be Irish Stew – another childhood favourite that my mum prepared in her pressure cooker.
A Sri Lankan beef curry. using my brother-in-law’s recipe. Always takes a long time to cook it conventionally hence I don’t make it very often!
If I won, I’m sure the first meal to be made in our Kambrook pressure cooker would be our favourite hearty stew! It’s a weekly meal in our house, but always takes a good 3 hours to cook so if I can cut down on that time that would be so convenient!! #cookingforbusymums
If I won, I’m sure the first meal to be made in our Kambrook pressure cooker would be our favourite hearty stew! It’s a weekly meal in our house, but always takes a good 3 hours to cook so if I can cut down on that time that would be so convenient!! With its huge 6L capacity it caters for the whole family and the handy sauté function means less dishes!! Yay! #cookingforbusymums
If I won, I’m sure the first meal to be made in our Kambrook pressure cooker would be our favourite hearty stew! It’s a weekly meal in our house, but always takes a good 3 hours to cook so if I can cut down on that time that would be so convenient!! With its huge 6L capacity it caters for the whole family and the handy sauté function means less dishes!! #kambrookpressurecookerforthewin #cookingforbusymums
If I won, i’d cook Lamb Shanks! Hubbies favourite!
“Slow” cooked lamb shanks
In an eighth of the time,
They’re moist and juicy,
And the flavour’s devine!
I would love to cook stocks – especially chicken stocks in the pressure cooker . Have heard lots of good things about making super tasty stocks in a fraction of a time in a pressure cooker . So handy !
A winter favourite – beef casserole, perfect for our busy little family 🙂
Steamed pudding. Every year I intend to cook steamed pudding, and every year I run out of time or don’t get organised. So if I can make one faster that would be fantastic.
I would cook butter chicken cause my friend has an awesome recipe she does in her pressure cooker.
I would cook roast lamb as having it done in 30 mins would be fantastic and we haven’t had a roast for so long I think my husband would think be was in heaven.
I would whip up a no-stir 12 minute risotto- faster and cheaper than ordering junk food.
If I won, the first thing we’d make is called “Kaluha Pig” a recipe I’ve been wanting to try, but it has to go in the slow cooker for SIXTEEN hours! Could you imagine smelling fantastic food for that long and not being able to eat it? lol A pressure cooker can get it done in less than 2 hours. 🙂
Soups for days! Full of fresh veg, bone broth, lentils and chickpeas mmm
I am getting 1/4 of beef fresh from my girlfriends farm . I love experimenting with the different cuts- with the pressure cooker the ideas flow! There is always a corned beef which often has me scratching my head and being home for hours to watch it cook- not with a pressure cooker!
I would cook the meal my wonderful friend made for our family (my husband had an operation on Tuesday). She made it in her pressure cooker. It was a beefy, tomatoey dish that was gobbled up in seconds! If I win I will have to get the recipe from her!!
A delicious curry to feed the whole family!
I would have to do dinner and dessert, the ribs for dinner would def be a family pleaser and the self sauce pudding as i deserve a treat for cooking an awesome dinner.
Ever since becoming addicted to Masterchef I have been intrigued about the come-back of the Pressure Cooker. My mother used to use one years ago and they were not so popular when I was doing the bulk of my cooking when the kids were young. I would certainly love to try one now with all the marvelous recipes available today!
First-time recipe would be beef cheeks. I’ve heard so many people rave about them. Would have to find a recipe from MKR.
This would be a great and much needed appliance in my kitchen 🙂
Wow, hard choice but I think I’d have to try your wonderful looking Beef curry. I have some chuck steak in the freezer which is crying out to be used and I just love Indian! Wonderful competition, thank you for the chance to win one, I’ve been wanting one for ages but can’t afford one 🙁
While the caramel pudding looks yum, I would love to try some tasty lamb shanks, with the lamb just falling off the bone.
I’d try the Caramel self-saucing pudding, because the photo is making me salivate all over the keyboard! 😛
I would cook my grandmas hearty vegetable soup with lentils, perfect for this time of the year, my secret little recipe from grandma is delicious but takes quite a while, but not in this beauty
Haleem – A Yellow Split Pea Spicy Soup/Curry slow cooked with Chicken/Lamb/Beef till the Meat disintergrates into the Soup, adding flavour and texture. A Hearty Meal full of goodness which needs alot of time to cook. A pressure cooker would make cooking it alot easier and faster.
I always make Osso Bucco for a nourishing meal – it needs long slow cooking. A pressure cooker would be a boon for me as I navigate myself around my kitchen in a wheel chair!
Not sure what is meant by moderation! My life now depends on my wheel chair and how I manage my house and kitchen – one has to adapt!
I would make a tasty stew, with winter veggies & tender Roo. Loads of flavour& amazing meat. A yummy, healthy meal for my family to eat!
Ox tail stew I love it and am sure I would get excellent results using the pressure cooker
I would be cooking Lamb shanks straight away. They are a family favourite and using a pressure cooker means I can still have it during the week after work.
Mexican Pulled Pork! As the pork pressure cooks in less than an hour, marinating it overnight before cooking ensures the meat is extra tasty, and it can be server in a variety of ways!
A hearty Chicken Cacciatore to warm my husband’s heart since he’s been nagging me to get a pressure cooker since the dawn of time.
Bourbon Barbecue Ribs, for the boys!!
With a large circle of friends, the boys often go out on a day trip 4 wheel driving through our beautiful country.. and ALWAYS arrive home desperately hungry! (packing a cut lunch isn’t something high on their list of priorities!)
This would be a delicious and classic barbecue ribs meal cooked with the pressure cooker.. with a modern make-over , and would leave the boys begging for more!
The ribs would be created with Cajun seasoning mix, smoked paprika, American-style pork rib racks, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, crushed garlic cloves, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and the boys’ favorite all time ingredient……bourbon.
Cooking this delicious meal in a pressure cooker would give the ribs such an intense and beautiful combined flavor… the meat would fall off the bone, and be absolutely mouthwatering ; an absolute hit each and every time.. no doubt resulting in the boys inviting a few more of their mates over for dinner! 🙂
Mixed lentil soup will be the first thing i will cook in the pressure cooker because its our family favourite & with the magic of Kambrook it will be ready in minutes which is not possible otherwise.
A delicious Vietnamese beef curry. This meal is already a family favourite but due to cooking time it is only made on weekends or school holidays. Cooking in the Kambrook Pressure cooker would allow this meal to be enjoyed any weeknight and I would even have time to make some naan bread as well!
I would cook Golden Syrup dumplings. Can’t get enough of them
Oooh the possibilities are endless! Would be a great stress and time saver with three cheeky young kiddos keeping me busy and a hungry tradie hubby. With my renowned unrestrainable sweet tooth I’d definitely be very tempted to start off by making a dessert (or ten!), ie. your self saucing caramel pudding which almost had me licking the screen and drooling over the keyboard…
Though guess I would probably play nice and satisfy my bloke’s savoury preference with first use of this awesome pressure cooker. Was thinking a ridiculously rich and generous portion of literally falling apart spiced pulled pork would likely be very much appreciated, especially as my last attempt (8 hours+ in the making!) made the house smell deliciously amazing, yet disappointingly it turned out resembling century-old jerky and being tougher than an old car tyre – whoops! 😀
I would definitely cook Beef Curry. I normally do this in the slow cooker but would be so much quicker in a pressure cooker. I’ve been wanting one for a while.
I used to make a delicious recipe for beef olives that my family loved when I had a working pressure cooker – would love to reprise this recipe as well as trying many more new ones as I love experimenting with new meal ideas to provide variety for my family & friends
The first meal I would make would be lamb shanks with tomato and rosemary. It’s my husband’s favourite and he well deserves it 🙂
I’ve always been interested in using a slow cooker! My husband and I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, devise ways of getting healthy food into fussy small people and ensure there are delicious meals on our table. His mum always used one growing up, but my mum didn’t, so we’ve never had one. would love to have a go.
and by slow cooker I mean pressure cooker.
I would make the self saucing Caramel pudding, perfect to warm the soul on these cold and frosty evenings.
The first meal I would cook would be a beef stroganoff – I’ve had my mum’s recipe for 20 years but just cannot get the meat melt in your mouth like hers!
Apricot chicken – legs slow cooked gives a lovely chicken broth with tender meat, combine that with fresh apricots and apricot nectar, serve over wild black rice.