Another yummy and quick and easy recipe from Pressure Cooking Today – Spicy Orange Beef. The recipe calls for flank steak but I had some kind of roast, a little thicker than a flank steak, so I used that. Friends were recently in an area where oranges grow and they shared a bunch of oranges with me so I had plenty to juice and zest for this recipe.
In the upper left is our salad which was made with a little bit of iceberg lettuce and lots of other greens from the garden – purple lettuce, broccoli leaves (I’m thinning out the plants and they’re young with tender leaves), kale, spinach and beet leaves (also thinning those out). Upper right is brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and on the bottom is the orange beef over rice.
I try to be really careful about not twisting your arms to buy all the things I *know* you need <G> but really, if you cook even one meal per month, I don’t see how you can not love the electric pressure cookers. There may be less expensive places to get them but here’s a list of the ones I would recommend.
- My main pot that I love so much is the Instant Pot 7 in 1, 1000W, 6 quart. It has a button (meaning you pretty much hit the button to engage the pre-programmed setting and walk away) for quite a few things but the ones I use over and over are rice and yogurt.
- If you know you’ll never ever make yogurt, there’s the Instant Pot 6 in 1, 1000W, 6 quart that I believe (but do your own research) does everything except it doesn’t have the automatic yogurt setting.
There is a 7 in 1 – 5 quart, and a 6 in 1 – 5 quart. There’s a Blue Tooth “smart” pot. I hear there’s a 7 quart model either out recently or coming soon. So far, I haven’t seen a need for anything larger than my 6 quart. I can pour an entire gallon of milk into the 6 quart and make the best yogurt ever.
I can’t think of a single recipe I’ve tried in the electric pressure cooker that hasn’t been amazing. Today for lunch, I sliced the beef, browned it in the Instant Pot in three small batches which took a few minutes, added the other ingredients that needed to cook, set it to high for 12 minutes. Then I dumped the rice and water into another Instant Pot, hit the “Rice” button and went out to the greenhouse to water the plants in there. Then I went out to the garden to pick the lettuce and green onions. Came in and both pots were done, added the cornstarch/water to the meat, chopped the onions, zested a bit more orange peel, heated up the brussels sprouts I had cooked earlier and lunch was done.
It just doesn’t get any easier!