This year’s black Friday retail extravaganza brought deep, deep discounts on Instant Pot prices. ¬†I caved under the pressure, and haven’t looked back!
First up, one of my “go to” vegetarian recipes from Epicurious.com, lentil bolognese. ¬†Of all of my vegetarian recipes, I consider this the one that wins the “Most Likely to Convert a Meat Eater” award. ¬†The lentils mimic the texture of ground beef in a way that is almost uncanny with lots of flavor and none of the saturated fat.
The Instant Pot can saut√©, but I was so focused on testing out the pressure cooking features that I took the easy way through this recipe. ¬†Everything was chopped, dumped into the pot, then the pot was set for 20 minutes of pressure cooking on the manual setting. ¬†At the end, I had a recipe that looked, smelled and tasted just like the one I usually simmer for hours, with a lot less work. ¬†Instant Pot, I think I love you!