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Instant Pot Quinoa

Today was an instant pot day. I made perfect garbanzo beans in 30 minutes. Since they came out so good I decided to make quinoa in the instant pot. This is another quick, easy and flavorful meal.

Like the garbanzo beans there are only a few ingredients.

Combine all ingredients into instant pot.

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Cook according to your instant pot directions. Mine cooked in only 6 minutes.

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Make a batch of quinoa to use in salads, bowls or as a filling. The possibilities are endless.

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Instant Pot Garbanzo Beans

This is probably the easiest and quickest way to make garbanzo beans, or any type of beans. It only has two ingredients. How easy is that?

I made this small batch because it was just me and I wanted a neutral flavor so I could add the garbanzo beans to any flavor profile.

  • 1 c dried garbanzo beans
  • 2 1/2 c vegetable broth

I first soaked the garbanzo beans overnight, almost 24 hours. To soak them I start them in hot water.  I learned the hard way that starting the soak with hot water helps to tenderize them.

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Rinse beans.

Add beans and vegetable broth to instant pot. Cook according to your instant pot directions. I cooked mine for 30 minutes. They came out perfect with just the right bite to them, and in only 30 minutes.

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Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Instant Pots (Electric Pressure Cookers) have been rising in popularity. I have an old fashioned pressure cooker, but to be honest I did not use it too much. Frankly, it kind of scared me. I had heard some horrific stories, plus I had a hard time calculating length of cooking time.

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Now it is a breeze with the new and improved electric version. I like that mine has a slow cooker capability. I am enthralled. I made ribs on Memorial Day last year using the pressure cooker setting and the ribs only took 30 minutes to cook. They came out tender and perfect. I was overjoyed.

So today I thought I would make some shredded beef sandwiches for lunch. Something warm and comforting for this cold wave that has hit Florida. Can you believe it, possibly snow ( well, not where I live).

There are very few ingredients needed to make the shredded beef.

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef coulette (sirloin roast), chunks
  • all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c beef bone broth

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Generously season meat. Add garlic and bone broth.

Put lid on and set according to your manufacturers directions. My manufacturer directions say 25 minutes, and it is done. Which is a good thing because I am hungry.

When your beef is done shred with two forks.

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Serve on your favorite bread, hoagie buns or rolls. I used my GF sandwich bread.

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Eat. Enjoy.

Note: I melted some cheese on the shredded meat. It helps keep the shreds in place and it tastes good.

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