The Instant Pot
is a pretty big deal right now, probably because you can cook virtually anything in this pressure cooker in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise. Dry beans? 25 minutes. A whole pork shoulder? An hour. We aren’t joking around here; this thing is seriously fast. In fact, there are so many things you can make in an Instant Pot that it’s actually quite overwhelming. So much so that when you first get one of these bad boys, it can be tough to know exactly where to start.
While you can do all kinds of cool stuff in an Instant Pot, like make cheesecake and yogurt (yup, really), they particularly excel at cooking meat and legumes in record time. This makes them ideal for whipping up stews, chilis, curries, and more, all in the amount of time it would take you to watch an episode of your favorite Netflix drama. And though a regular pressure cooker will work for any of these recipes, the Instant Pot has won devotees for its ease of use and super high quality. So without further ado, here are some delicious and surprisingly easy-to-make meals that will likely convince you to scoop up one of these devices ASAP.