Start reading pressure cooker reviews and buy one. The crock-pot could actually be your best asset in the kitchen because you can use it to cook practically any dish you could think of.

Here are two sample dishes that you can actually prepare using a pressure cooker. Simple meals like these are now faster and easier to prepare:

Pork ribs recipe

Pork spareribs that are so tender, that those melt in your mouth will always be appreciated. If you and your family love pork ribs dishes, you should invest in a pressure cooker and use it to cook your meals in less time and effort.


For the ingredients, prepare the following: 2 pounds of pork ribs in 2-inch chunks, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1teaspoon pepper,1 teaspoon onion salt, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 4 tablespoons of ketchup, 5 teaspoons white vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/8 teaspoon celery seed, and 1 cup water.

Sprinkle ribs with pepper, onion salt, and paprika. Cook in pressure cooker until it turns brown. Remove and drain, clean the pressure cooker, and return cooked ribs into it. Put in all the remaining ingredients. Cook in medium-high for 15 minutes (allow pressure to drop afterwards before opening lid). This recipe makes 4 servings.

Beef stew

Beef is considered by many as the hardest meat to cook because it takes time to be tender. But using the pressure cooker, simple meals like these are made easier and faster.

Prepare the following ingredients:  2 pounds boneless beef chuck, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, ½ teaspoon pepper, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup water, 8 medium potatoes quartered, 1 medium onion quartered, 4 medium carrots halved widthwise, and 2 bay leaves.

Brown roast in pressure cooker with oil. Remove it and place in a cooking rack. Add water and put the rack into the crock-pot, then close lid securely. Cook over medium-high for 40 minutes. Remove rack and meat after and keep warm.

Put all the remaining ingredients in the pressure cooker and cook at medium-high for 8 minutes. Open the lid, then using a spoon, remove vegetables and discard bay leaves. In a bowl, mix cornstarch with water to create a solution. Pour it into the crock-pot and cook again for another 2 minutes or until it gets thicker. Serve this sauce with the beef you cooked earlier and the vegetables you removed a while ago. This recipe makes 6 servings.

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