Bought a crockpot, should have got instapot...

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, May 5, 2020.

  1. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Ol, i dig the crock pot, didnt know about instapot.
    Ill rectify that eventually.
    Who got some recepies.
    Did pork chops yesterday, chilli today.
    Chicken and pot roast recipies welcome!
     
  2. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I only know stamppot.
     
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I like to make a good Guinness stew in it. Cabbage with Pork roast is good also.
     
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  4. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    I use it for sushi rice. I suck at rolling sushi so I just make sushi balls.
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Crock pots are fine. Cook all day at a low temp. We use ours often. Instapots may be fine, but, like a microwave, it just seems that everything is in too much of a hurry. Savor!
     
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    https://amandascookin.com/apple-cobbler-crockpot/

    https://www.food.com/recipe/guinness-beef-stew-in-a-crock-pot-259913 I spice mine up a lot and use shitake mushrooms.

    https://www.allrecipes.com/video/3261/slow-cooker-red-curry-beef-pot-roast/?internalSource=videocard&referringId=253&referringContentType=Recipe Hub

    I grab recipes from online then change them to my taste. All you really need to do is pay attention to how long items take to cook. I will stagger adding ingredients depending on cooking time.
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Works really well for fish stew too, it cooks great and doesn't dry the fish out.
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    We have one, my wife loves it, I hate it. No control over temperature and it takes forever. I would prefer a pressure cooker, we've considered getting one.
     
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I ALWAYS slow cook meats on the low heat settings. The high heat may cut the time in half, but it’s never as good.

    Pulled pork!
    Lots of good recipes for PP in the crock pot, but ALWAYS rub it with spices and sear it in a skillet before the 12 hour slow cook. It’s essential!
     
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  10. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I worship my Instant Pot. (My dog hates it when I release the pressure.) I have the one with the air fryer too. We've used a crock pot for a long time and my wife still uses it. Many good recipes out there.
     
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  12. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Daughter got me the Insta for Xmas. It's amazing. Cook a pot roast in less than a half hour from frozen!. That's good because we are terrible at planning meals!
     
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  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I thought about getting an instapot but we already have a roaster crockpot and steamer. Crockpots of varying sizes for different amounts. I wouldn't mind if they had a big one that would cover everything I want to do but I have been known to have a crockpot or two and the steamer all running at the same time and I don't need more things in the kitchen.
     
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  14. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I like crock pots just fine, but the problem is that in my house, dinners are very rarely planned until a few hours before eating (thanks to the virus, I'm unable to indulge in such spontaneity for the time being).

    I've been using a pressure cooker for years. I got one primarily for Indian curries, but branched out to any slow cooking dishes. I got an Instant Pot last year, and love it. It feels much safer and sturdier than my old stove-top pressure cookers, though not as quick to come to pressure. Just the other day, I used it for braised short ribs.
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    But I still use a slow cooker. Carnitas, kielbasa and sauerkraut, lechon asado (which is the fussy part of a Cuban sandwich, so be sure to save some for that purpose), Venezuelan shredded beef (Instant Pot recipe, but you could do the same with a skillet and a slow cooker. Use skirt steak if you can, serve in a bowl over rice, topped with seasoned black beans, topped with the beef, topped with a fried egg and skip the plantains).
     
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    But my favorite thing is..... 20200430_180905.jpg
     
  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Slow-cookers make tender and tasty meals from lower-cost cuts of meat with lots of connective tissue. This morning I just started a 10-hour lamb tagine for tonight's dinner. I love Moroccan food.
     
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  17. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    African-American slaves were given the "worst" cuts of meat and learned by the method you describe to make the most tender and delicious food which today survives as barbecue. I have a Big Green Egg and sometimes spend all day out there with a "Boston Butt" pork shoulder and it is amazing.
     
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You just made me very hungry! :)
     
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  19. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I call this "Heaven".. it was a while ago and I had my great guy, the smoker, a book, and beer.
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  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Damn these travel restrictions! I was going to come straight over! :D
     
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