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How to Make Awesome Spaghetti Sauce Using a Pressure Cooker
March is National Sauce Month and there’s no better way to make delicious spaghetti sauce than in a pressure cooker. Electric pressure cookers typically work best and there are many awesome spaghetti sauce electric pressure cooker recipes.
Here’s one that is so simple to make and we think you’ll enjoy:
First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need ½ pound of ground beef, ½ pound bulk Italian sausage or bulk pork sausage, 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (6 ounces), ½ cup chopped onion, ½ cup sliced celery (1 stalk), 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/3 cup snipped fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, 2 bay leaves, 1 28oz can stewed tomatoes, 1 6oz can tomato paste, and 6 cups hot cooked pasta.
Next, it’s time to get to put your pressure cooker to good use.
To start, cook the beef and sausage until brown in the pressure cooker. Once it is cooked, remove the meat from the pressure cooker and drain off the fat.
Once the fat is drained, place the meat back in the pressure cooker and add in the mushrooms, onion, celery, garlic, parsley, sugar, oregano, crushed red pepper, bay leaves, stewed tomatoes, and tomato paste.
Now you’re almost there. Lock the lid of your pressure cooker in place and set it to the recommended temperature and pressure for sauces. Many electric pressure cookers have preset cooking settings that will give you the right cooking temperature and pressure with a touch of a button.
Cooking time will vary from pressure cooker to pressure cooker but it typically takes about 10 minutes for the sauce to be ready.
Once it’s done, release the pressure using the valve on your pressure cooker and carefully remove the lid. Remove the bay leaves and serve the sauce over pasta. This recipe should serve about six people.
If there is any leftover sauce, it will save great for 24 hours or more if covered and kept cool in your refrigerator. You could even seal it and freeze it to save the sauce for even longer.
How the Power Pressure Cooker Compares to the Competition
When it comes to kitchen appliances that help you cook food, you’d be hard pressed to find one more useful than a pressure cooker. With ability to cook a wide variety of foods in just a fraction of the time, pressure cookers are convenient, versatile and affordable.
But when you get to the store to buy one, you’ll find that there are several to choose from. So which one do you go with? Well, hate to break it to you but you’ve wasted your time by going to the store. Don’t worry; your pressure cooker will make that time up for you later. But in fact, you don’t have to go to store at all to get the pressure cooker on the market. The Power Pressure Cooker, an As Seen on TV pressure cooker, is the one you want.
The Power Pressure Cooker has benefits and features that most other pressure cookers on the market don’t have. Here are many of the features that are included with the Power Pressure Cooker that the competition such as the Nesco Pressure Cooker, the Harvest Pressure Cooker, and the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker simply don’t have.
- One-touch preset buttons with pre-programmed smart settings
- Canning feature
- Slow cooker option
- 4-hour delay setting
- Automatic keep-warm mode
- Textured non-stick inner pot
- Reinforced, built-in steam ledge
- Flavor infusion technology
- Stainless steel lid & housing
- Built-in safety features
- Dishwasher safe
The Power Pressure Cooker also comes with a 60-day money back guarantee if you’re not fully satisfied. For just three easy payments of $33.33, plus shipping and handling, the Power Pressure Cooker can be yours! Next time you see the As Seen on TV commercial for the Power Pressure Cooker be sure to call the number you see on your screen. And if you hurry and buy one now, you’ll get a second Power Pressure Cooker for half price! What are you waiting for?!
Best Pressure Cooker Recipes for the Holidays
If you own a digital pressure cooker or think Santa might be leaving one under the tree for you this Christmas, you’re in luck because you’re holiday cooking just got a whole lot easier.
Pressure cookers can be made to make all kinds of delicious dishes, from appetizers, to entrees, to desserts. And not only does this useful kitchen appliance provide versatility, it also offers unmatched efficiency.
A digital pressure cooker can cook your meals up to 70 percent faster than other kitchen items and produce higher-quality food, as well.
So to help you with your pressure cooker meal prep this holiday season, here are some of the best pressure cooker recipes for this time of year.
Apple Cider Pork Loin: This is a holiday favorite and makes for a great main course during any family meal. Get yourself a 2 pound center-cut pork loin, some olive oil, 2 cups of cider, onion, apples, and seasonings, and you’ll have yourself an amazing looking (and tasting) apple cider pork loin in less than a half hour.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: One of everybody’s favorite side dishes around the holidays, mashed sweet potatoes have never been easier to make than when whipping them up in a digital pressure cooker. All you need are four sweet potatoes, 1.5 cups of water, some maple syrup, butter, salt and pepper, and 10 minutes later you’ll have some of the best sweet potatoes you’ve ever eaten.
Holiday Ham: Cooking a holiday ham is typically one of the more time-consuming Christmas-time dishes, but not with a digital pressure cooker. A 10-pound ham can be cooked in just an hour with one of these nifty kitchen appliances. Just add a little bit of brown sugar and pineapple juice, and you’ll have yourself a succulent holiday ham that everyone will enjoy.
How Pressure Cookers Can Lead to More Family Stories
November is Family Stories Month, an annual designation that encourages families to get together and share some stories. In honor of this family friendly month, we’re here to tell you how power pressure cookers can actually help you create more opportunities to get the whole family together for some stories and quality time.
By purchasing or already owning a power cooker, you’re accomplishing so much already. These versatile kitchen appliances will save you time and money on cooking, both of which can contribute to more family stories.
In terms of time, nothing is going to cook food fast with as high of quality as a power pressure cooker. With one-touch settings equipped to prepare a variety of different foods, making entire meals for your family—starters, entrees, and desserts—has never been quicker, easier, or more delicious.
Cook an entire Thanksgiving turkey in under an hour or steam some vegetables in minutes without losing any flavor or nutrients when you make your meals in a power cooker. With all the time you’ll be saving, you and your loved ones will have more chances to sit down to discuss your lives and share stories with each other.
Power pressure cookers are also very affordable and can save you even more money by replacing many other kitchen items. Purchasing a power cooker is a wise investment because not only will you get it for a good price, but you’ll also have no need to buy more pots, pans or skillets.
Now that you have more money in your pocket, maybe you and the family can take that vacation you’ve been talking about or go somewhere else fun like the ball game or theme park. These are great times and places to make even more family stories that you can share with each other.
So what are you waiting for? Start using a power cooker to prepare your meals and you’ll be celebrating Family Stories Month the right way.
Why Choose a Pressure Cooker Over a Slow Cooker?
Slow cookers are popular kitchen appliances, but what if we told you that there is something better that can replace your slow cooker and several other items in your kitchen?
There are certain situations where a pressure cooker is the hands-down choice over a slow cooker. Here are a few:
If you want quick, easy meals
As opposed to the pace of a SLOW cooker, a pressure cooker can have a delicious meal prepared for you in minutes. With a pressure cooker, you can come home completely unprepared for dinner and still whip something up for the whole family in no time. Try doing that with a slow cooker and see how it goes.
If you’re a vegetarian or love beans
Some of the best recipes for pressure cookers are vegetarian. A pressure cooker cooks vegetables all the way through while maintaining their crisp and taste. Slow cookers often leave vegetables mushy. Beans are also one of the easiest and most popular foods made in pressure cookers. Beans can fall apart and lose their flavor in slow cookers. But a pressure cooker will cook beans fast without splitting them.
If you’re running out of room in your kitchen
As previously stated, a pressure cooker can replace many of your kitchen appliances. Many pressure cookers even come with a slow cooking insert or function, allowing you to do away with your slow cooker completely. A pressure cooker can also brown or sauté your food, leaving little need for pots and pans. You can downsize your kitchen items while increasing your kitchen space with a pressure cooker.
If you want to can foods
There are pressure cookers that offer a canning function, which you will not find in a slow cooker. Pressure cookers bring temperatures up so high that it’s also easier to can lower-acid foods like soup. Maybe you can even use the extra space that you now have in your kitchen thanks to a pressure cooker to store some of the food that you can.
If you live at high altitude
If you live at high altitude, you know the boiling point of water goes down as you go up. With a pressure cooker, you won’t have to worry about this because it keeps the temperature and pressure at the right levels throughout the cooking process. Foods such as beans and other lentils have a hard time fully cooking at high altitude, but not with a pressure cooker.
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