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    since were talking pressure cookers

    what all do you cook in yours. Mine is used mostly for venison, beef or pork roasts or stew. Anyone more creative?
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    My wife made up and canned a bunch of baby food a couple of years ago in our big All American pressure cooker
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    I have a 32Q Presto that I use for everything imaginable. Mostly pressure canning vegetables and occasionally meats and beans. I like pressure canning ready-made meals, especially for truck camping, though I do not do that as often as I might.

    For my smaller stovetop pressure cooker I use it most often to cook chicken for chicken soup. It's just big enough for a medium chicken. The "Oven Stuffer" roasters are too big and are done in the big cooker. I cook a chicken about an hour, let it cool, debone and return all the non-meat pickings to the pot for another 1.5 hours with a few herbs. Then filter it and use the liquid to cook vegetables, then in goes the shredded meat and a little wild rice right before done. Good for the ailing and cold days.

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    Mom would cook older chickens and other tough cuts of meat in a pressure cooker this help to tenderize it.

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    I have used for venison mostly, but have also canned some green beans, and just recently did 12 qts of black, kidney, and white beans

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    I have a big one for pressure canning of non acid foods. I have a small one for fast cooking of artichokes, potatoes, chickens, beets and other things for when you are in a hurry.
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    Haven't cooked anything in mine because it's to big. I need to buy a smaller one so it will fit on the range. Also need the largest All American to help speed up canning everything. One just isn't cutting it anymore.

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    I usually do my ham-bone & bean soup in the pressure cooker.
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    I made country style steak and once that was done brown rice to go with it, also in the pressure cooker. I cook lots of things in mine, I have 2 in fact, a 4 quart Fagor and an 8 quart electric model.

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    I've made chili several times starting out with dry beans. Also cooked quite a few stews and different meats. I have a 6 quart one for the stove top, an instant pot electric and a big All American for fruit and vegetables.

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    Tree rats..Quick fry em and then toss them in the small PC. 10 minutes and they are fall off the bone tender..

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    how long cooking did it take to make the beans soft? Did you have to add extra liquid to offset what the dry beans absorbed?
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    I've made chili several times starting out with dry beans. Also cooked quite a few stews and different meats. I have a 6 quart one for the stove top, an instant pot electric and a big All American for fruit and vegetables.
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    I still don't have a pressure cooker but will accept your old pressure cookers you might wish to send me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Smale View Post
    what all do you cook in yours. Mine is used mostly for venison, beef or pork roasts or stew. Anyone more creative?
    What is the BEST pressure coooker Lloyd?

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    This thread has to be driving the NSA nuts... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryB View Post
    This thread has to be driving the NSA nuts... LOL
    Maybe they will start a best selling cook book. Pressure cooker, pressure cooker, pressure cooker, that ought to trip the word sensors a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeywolf View Post
    I usually do my ham-bone & bean soup in the pressure cooker.
    How long do you cook the beans in the pressure cooker ? I would like to try this for red beans and rice.
    Do you pre soak your beans?
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    Yep farmerjim, soak the navy beans overnight. I don't usually follow recipes, so stuff turns out a little different each time.
    If memory serves, hambone, navy beans, celery, onions etc. cook for 65 minutes. I relieve pressure, open up the pressure cooker, remove bone, add 2 cans kidney beans, reseal and cook another 20 minutes.
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