Pressure Cooker Turkey Thighs


3 Turkey thighs
3 small or 1 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of turkey stock, or chicken stock if you have to
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
8 tbsp flour
1/2 cup water


Brown your thighs on all sides. I use the sear function on the PC to keep the mess low, about 3 minutes per side. This will help to ensure good flavoring, especially if the thighs are still partially frozen.
Once browned, set the thighs to the side, add some oil if necessary, and saute your onion until translucent about 5 minutes, then add the garlic.
When you can smell the garlic starting to cook, add the thighs back to the pot, pour in the stock and red wine vinegar, lock the lid on, and cook on high pressure for one hour.
While it’s cooking, clean up, prepare your side dish, and measure out your flour and water for the thickener.
When the turkey is done, remove the thighs to plates or serving platter.
In a bowl, whisk the flower into the water until well blended.
When well combined, whisk the flour mixture into the pressure cooker pot with the stock and onions, and allow to thicken on the keep warm setting or low heat for 15 minutes or desired thickness.
Serve with vegetables or side of choice.

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20 Minute (pressure cooked) Pork Chops and Cabbage


4 thick-cut Pork Chops (about ¾” or 2 cm)
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 small head of cabbage (about a pound or 500g)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¾ cup meat stock
2 teaspoons, flour

Unwrap the pork chops and sprinkle with fennel, salt and pepper.
Prepare the cabbage by slicing the cabbage in half almost through the core, and then in thick ¾ inch slices and set aside.
In the pre-heated pressure cooker,on medium-high heat without the lid, add oil, and brown all of the chops on one side only – only two at a time may fit depending on the size of the pressure cooker base, or the chops. When all of the chops have been browned and set aside, add the cabbage slices into the empty pressure cooker.
On top of the cabbage arrange the pork chops brown-side up, overlapping as needed. Pour any juice from the chops and meat stock around the edges. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker.
Electric pressure cookers: Cook for8 minutes at high pressure.
Stove top pressure cookers: Cook for 6 minutes at high pressure.
When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Normal release – release pressure through the valve.
Using tongs, move the cabbage and pork chops to a serving platter and tent lightly with foil while preparing the gravy.
Bring the left-over juices in the pressure cooker to a boil and whisk-in the flour. Pour thickened sauce on top of cabbage and pork chop platter and serve.

Adapted from:

Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

3 chicken breast halves.
1 tsp of oil.
3 cups of green shredded cabbage.
½ cup of diced red bell pepper.
1 tbsp of cornstarch.
½ tsp of ground ginger.
1 tsp of garlic powder.
½ cup of water.
Soy sauce

How to:

First, clean and cut the chicken into strips then place them in a frying pan with heated oil over medium high heat. Stir constantly until the chicken is cooked.

Stir in the cabbage and red pepper for about 2 minutes then add in the cornstarch, seasonings, water and soy sauce and mix until well combined and smooth.

Stir in the sauce and cook to thicken for about 1 minute.

I used a pound of ground venison and it was delicious.

German Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Note: This recipe was give to me by a neighbor many years ago. She was a German farmers wife from Idaho.

5 cups shredded red cabbage
4 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, sliced

1) Cook shredded cabbage in 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 Tablespoons vinegar. Cook about 10 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain.
2) Fry bacon until crisp; remove and drain off all but 1 Tablespoon bacon drippings. Stir in brown sugar and flour into bacon drippings in skillet. Add water, vinegar, salt, pepper and onion.
3) Cook stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens.
4) Add bacon and hot cabbage to sauce mixture; stir together and heat through.

German Pot Roast (Pressure Cooked)

Note: This is the best roast that I have ever tasted. So tender and great taste! I fixed this with the German Cabbage recipe (on this blog) and Scolloped Potatoes.

1 (2-3 pound) beef chuck roast
3 Tablespoons flour
Salt and Pepper
2 Tablespoons of oil
2 onions, chopped
3/4 cup sliced dill pickles
1 cup beef stock or broth
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 Tablespoon cornstarch, mixed into 2 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons butter

1) Sprinkle the chuck roast with flour that has been generously seasoned with salt and pepper.
2) With the cooker’s lid off, heat oil on HIGH until sizzling. Place the floured roast in the cooker and brown on each side.
3) Add the onion, pickles, beef stock, mustard, wine, brown sugar, garlic, bay leaves, and allspice to the cooker. Securely lock the pressure cooker’s lid and set for 80 minutes on HIGH (90 minutes for roasts more than 2 1/2 inches thick.)
4) Let the cooker’s pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
5) Carefully transfer roast to a serving dish and cover with foil. Set the cooker to HIGH with lid off and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the cooking liquid. Let simmer 2 minutes to thicken before stirring in butter. Smother meat with the gravy before serving.

Adapted from “Great Food Fast” by Bob Warden

Slow-Cooked Orange Glazed Ham

1 (4- to 5-pound) semi-boneless ham
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Coupons
Zest of 1 orange

In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, place ham.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; spoon mixture over ham.
Cover and cook on LOW 3 to 3-1/2 hours, or until heated through.

Adapted from:

Homemade Spicy Peanut Sauce

Homemade Spicy Peanut Sauce

⅔ cup soy sauce (I used low sodium)
½ cup peanut butter (feel free to add more if you like a really peanutty sauce…)
¼ cup honey, brown sugar or coconut/palm sugar
2 TB rice vinegar
1 TB apple cider vinegar
2-3 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
Sriracha chili sauce to taste


Combine all ingredients in a blender and whirl until mixed.
Pour into a glass jar and keep in the refrigerator.*

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This is a great sauce! The picture is of a Buddha Bowl that I made with the sauce on it. You can make this with a balance of veggies and/or carbs, protein, a healthy fat and some kind of sauce. The one in the picture has the following:
farrow, turkey meat, mozzarella, lettuce and tomatoes. It was yummy and filling.