Community Recipe Box
Now that football season and fall foods are right around the corner, many of you are pulling out your pressure cookers!! Have you looked through the HSN Recipe Box lately? It’s full of delicious dishes for just about every occasion, including tailgating and fall favorites! In fact, two of the recipes included in my latest book, Electric Eats; Cooking Under Pressure, are right there in the Recipe Box! Try out the Mac n Cheese and Baby Back Ribs; these are the actual recipes that are used on TV!
Hi! Remember me as an HSN kitchen guest-host for many of your favorite products and brands, including the Elite Pressure Cookers? I’m still here helping guests write the delicious demo-meals you see served up on HSN! I’m sure many of you have wonderful homemade recipes too, and we are always looking for new demo ideas, soooo, I thought it would be great to share recipes and tips here in the Community. Are you up for it? I’ll start it off with one of my faves.
Alison, I loved your demo and purchased the 4 qt. Elite…….while I am very experienced with slowcooking, I’m a first time user to the PC. That said I followed the instructions in the Elite booklet and figured I’d try something simple like rice! Other PC cookbooks suggested 22 minutes, I went with Elite’s directions (using the RICE button) and while I saw how easy it was to operate, the RICE WAS NOT COOKED when the 12 minutes were up! Now I’m a little worried about trying a main course like your lasagna recipe!!!!! Any suggestions?
Pressure Cooker Recipes – If you watch HSN tomorrow morning (9/6) at 6am you will see lots of yummy foods prepared in the Elite 8qt PC! Which dish makes you the hungriest? I’ll be online during the airing in case you have questions or comments!!
I love my Elite 8 qt pressure cooker. Cooking has gotten much simpler. And I use it all year long.
My fav recipe to make is steel cut oatmeal (my husband eats so much oatmeal, I had to figure something out to cut down on sugar and sodium and preservatives and this was the answer! I’ve been making it for him for about 6 mths now and his cholesterol has finally come down,,and that’s the only difference in eating!)
4 c water
1 c steel cut oats
2 tsp butter
1/4 c flax seed or meal
2 tsp-2 tbsp brown sugar
1/8-1/4 tsp salt
All the rest of the ingredients are to your taste:
2-3 apples cored and sliced (you can leave on the peels)
1/4 c maple syrup (I use sugar free)
1/4 c raisins or any dried fruit
Stir all ingredients in pot. Set time for 5 min. Use natural release approx. 15 min. Gently mash fruits and peels.
Pour into bowl and keep in refrig for 1- 1 1/2 weeks. (But it will probably get eaten before then!)
You can use any fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut. I even make a tropical oatmeal with pineapple, mango, nuts and coconut. Oh and you can use fresh or frozen fruits. OH and the pumpkin oatmeal is to die for!!!!!!!
(If you see any questionable amounts, just let me know and I’ll take another look! I get to typing pretty fast and sometimes my eyes goof up lol)
I’m going to love a recipe section here! Especially pressure cooker.
This Lasagba receipe looks yummy, Alison and I am going to try it this weekend. I love my Elite pressure cooker and trying many many receipes. I was surprised to find a receipe to do KeyLime Cheese cake in my Elite pressure cooker and it turned out super. No one could believe it was cooked in a electric pressure cooker. Chili is fast and great for those parties at the last minute too.
Sure do remember you Alison…Wish you were in front of the camera as a host..with some of the Chef’s!
You sold me more kitchen appliances..that I never knew I needed or wanted!..LOL
Can’t think of any goodies to post right now..
This is a quick and easy recipe for the yummy Lasagna that you see guest-host Kelly Diedring dishing out of the Elite 8 qt Pressure Cooker. It’s slightly different from what’s in my cookbook (I accidentally printed my on-air notes J) so please use this one; maybe even print and add it to the book :-).
Have any of you made lasagna or other pasta dishes this way? Please share!!
Prep Time: 10 min Ready in: 30 min Yield: 4-6 large servings
1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion;finely chopped
1 medium green bell pepper
1 26-oz jar spaghetti sauce; use your favorite!
1 1/2 Cups crushed tomatoes – divided
32 oz ricotta cheese;part skim
3 Cups mozzarella cheese; shredded – divided
1 Cup Parmesan cheese; grated
2 large eggs
2 tsp basil leaves; dried
2 tsp oregano leaves; dried
2 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp parsley flakes; dried
1 10-oz pkg no-cook lasagna noodles
- Place your pressure cooker on a level surface… insert the pressure pot, and plug the unit in. Select the preprogrammed Meat button or set the Cook Time to 12 minutes. Press Start if your unit requires.
- Add the oil to the pan and when hot, add ground beef. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until the meat begins to brown.
- Add the onions and peppers and cook another minute. Add the jar of spaghetti sauce along with 1 Cup of the crushed tomatoes. Stir well.
- Attach and Close lid and set exhaust valve to Air Tight.
- While sauce is cooking, combine in a medium mixing bowl, the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 Cups of the shredded mozzarella, the eggs, and the spices.
- When cooking time has elapsed, manually exhaust the pressure and carefully open the lid. Very carefully pour the hot sauce into a bowl or large measuring cup. Place the pot (unwashed) back into the base.
- Fill the bottom of the cooker with the remaining 1/2 Cups crushed tomatoes. Layer the bottom with the noodles. I can usually only fit 2 in the bottom and then I break a noodle into 4 strips to fill in the gaps.
- Gently spread the noodles with a quarter of the cheese mixture. Cover the cheese with 1” meat sauce and top with another layer of noodles. Repeat until all layers have been used. The final layer should be noodles topped with sauce.
- Lock the Iid and set pressure valve to Air Tight. When cook time has elapsed, quick release pressure and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!
Posted in Kitchen & Food
09.06.15 12:42 PM