how to use your instant pot as a slow cooker

how to use your instant pot as a slow cooker

How to Use Your Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker

The Instant Pot has revolutionized home cooking by combining the convenience of a slow cooker with the power of pressure cooking. But did you know it can also be used to make slow-cooker dishes? Here’s how to use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker:

1. Choose the Right Setting

The Instant Pot has a “Slow Cook” setting that you can use to slow cook your dishes. To select this setting, turn the knob to the “Slow Cook” setting, and adjust the time as needed for the recipe you’re using.

2. Prepare the Ingredients

As you would with any slow cooker recipe, prepare the ingredients for your dish and add them to the inner pot of your Instant Pot.

3. Add Liquid

Unlike with pressure cooking, slow cooking requires liquid. The amount of liquid needed will vary depending on the dish; just make sure to follow the liquid to food ratio your recipe calls for.

4. Cook

Once the ingredients and liquid are in the Instant Pot, close the lid and press the “Slow Cook” button. You can also manually adjust the time and temperature. When you’re done, release the pressure according to the recipe instructions.

5. Enjoy!

Once your dish is finished, it’s time to enjoy! With the help of the Instant Pot, you can now easily make slow-cooker dishes that taste even better than before.

Tips for Using Your Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker

  • Stir the ingredients. Stir the ingredients in the Instant Pot every so often to make sure they’re cooking evenly.
  • Adjust temperature settings. Depending on the recipe, you may need to adjust the temperature of the slow cooker setting. The lower the temperature setting, the slower and gentler the heat will be.
  • Be careful with delicate ingredients. Delicate ingredients like fruits and vegetables can become mushy if cooked for too long. Make sure to reduce the cooking time accordingly.