I am so excited about my new Instant Pot and what it’s doing for my busy work week schedule! We batch cook (aka cooking in bulk) on the weekends so I don’t have to do a lot of from-scratch meal prep, cook, and serve during the week. Though, lately we have been out-of-town quite a bit, and it has truly messed with our usual meal prep routine! Also, on top of traveling, my good ole’ crock pot broke down…so I was in desperate need for a solution to our home-cooked meal desires, and our busy madness! I have really been wanting to purchase a pressure cooker, and now that my crock pot had to be put out to pasture, I felt like it was the perfect time to invest in the one-pot wonder….the Instant Pot….and boy am I so glad that I did!!
After being out-of-town three weekends in a row the special delivery of my new Instant Pot was just what this busy mama had ordered (literally speaking too)!! I gave one of my family fave recipes a whirl, and wow it sure did hit a home run! I couldn’t believe how quickly it was able to cook to perfection!! Literally 25 minutes (about 10 minutes for the pressure to build and then 15 minutes of actual cooking time) and voilà one-pot filled with wonderfulness!! My husband was really surprised how good it came out too. He said it tasted just like it does when I slow cook it all day. Now that brings a huge smile to this working mama’s face!!!
- 5 links Spicy Chicken Sausage (you can use any sausage coming from a high quality meat source)
- 1/2 head purple cabbage (cut in 1/2 and slice)
- 1/2 head green cabbage (cut in 1/2 and slice)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 cup chicken broth (homemade or purchase organic free range broth)
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons Coconut Amino Soy-Free
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- Press the “Sauté” button on your Instant Pot and set at “Normal” (which is similar to medium to medium-high on the stove top) and let it get warmed up.
- Cut heads of cabbage in half. Then cut into pieces (often I just tear the pieces up with my hands and get on with the prepping).
- Dice onion and bell pepper. Put veggies to the side.
- Cut the sausage into about 2 inch thick slices.
- Place the sausage in the Instant Pot and sear the sausage for a couple of minutes till a little brown (this will give the casing a crispy texture with each bite).
- Push the off button to stop the browning process.
- Place the remaining ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir.
- Place the lid on top and close it securely.
- Push the “Chicken” button on your Instant Pot, set the time for 15 minutes, and let it do its thing.
- When complete follow the safety directions that come with your Instant Pot when removing the lid.
- Give all that yummy goodness a good stir and serve it up to your family and friends. Enjoy!