Hello and welcome to Kelly's Kitchen. Temperatures are dropping across the country. Fall is here and Winter isn't too far behind. Today, I'm sharing 5 slow cooker & instant pot recipes for when it's cold out.
These recipes couldn't be easier and perfect for those dark and dreary Fall & Winter days. Whether you're going the traditional slow cooker route and letting a chuck roast cook for hours; or whether you're in a hurry and leveraging your instant pot, these recipes are sure to please.
Kelly is sharing 5 slow cooker & instant pot recipes for when it's cold out
You can get the full recipe card for a dish by clicking the link at the end of each section
Today I have a slow cooker meal that is perfect for these darker, chillier days of Fall & Winter: Slow Cooker Sticky Ribs for Two. This recipe is mostly hands off and is super-simple. So let’s get right to it!
I found this recipe on America’s Test Kitchen and I love that it’s built for two; we don’t have to do any math to cut the recipe in half! We are starting off with a rack of baby back pork ribs weighing 1.5-2 pounds. Pat the rack dry and then coat all sides with a dry rub consisting of ground ginger, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
I have a classic cold-weather favorite this week: Chili. This recipe is in the Instant Pot, but it’s basically the same process on the stovetop, in a Dutch oven – the only difference is you’ll let it simmer on the stove for about 30-40 minutes. Chili is a great one-pot meal that is so satisfying on a cold and dreary day. Plus, you can add all the delicious toppings you like! Let’s get right to it, Instant Pot Chili!
Today’s Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Chipotle Pulled Pork is a great summertime Sunday Supper. With the Instant Pot, there’s no oven heating up your kitchen for 6 hours. Speaking of 6 hours, the other great thing about the pressure cooker is you will have delicious, tender pulled pork in about 1 hour. This recipe is super simple, so let’s get right to it.
Today we are pulling out the Instant Pot for a scrumptious French Dip Sandwich. You can absolutely do this in a slow cooker, it’ll take all day, but you know what? It’s totally worth it. And the aroma of a pot roast cooking will be a nice companion for a chilly Sunday. And, as if that wasn’t comforting enough, you get to eat the sandwich at the end! Win-win for The French Dip!
I am definitely not ready for fall to arrive, but our gears have already begun to shift toward autumnal recipes. Sort of… Today I have a slow cooker recipe that is great for right now, in case it’s still too hot in your neck of the woods to have an oven on for 7 hours. Let’s jump right in with Slow Cooker Black Vinegar Braised Beef.
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