Pieces of beef stew with red wine and mashed potatoes in a white bowl with a fork nestled inside.
Connie Miller
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Beef Stew with Red Wine

This beef stew with red wine, made with beef chuck roast and a rich red wine sauce, can be made in your Instant Pot or braised in the oven.
A large measuring cup of slow cooker chicken stock on a wooden table with a ladle on the side.
Ryland Peters & Small
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow cooker chicken stock or broth is gloriously easy. Just toss raw chicken parts or carcasses in a slow cooker with vegetables, water, and herbs in the proper proportions, walk away, and come back later to a rich, deep, concentrated, out-of-this-world, paleo-friendly stock.
Three white bowls of pork and pinto beans chili on a metal tray with cornbread in a skillet
Marcus Nilsson
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Pressure Cooker Pork and Pinto Bean Chili

This pressure cooker pork and pinto bean chili, which can also be made in an Instant Pot, is filled with smoky, fall-apart pork shoulder, creamy pinto beans, and slightly spicy poblano chile peppers. Pretty magnificent with cornbread though not shabby on its own.
A slab of glazed pressure cooker ribs with a knife cutting between two ribs
Silvio Knezevic
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Pressure Cooker Ribs

These pressure cooker ribs, which are easy and ideal for the Instant Pot, are finished in the oven with a brown sugar and Dijon glaze. It's a super-fast method for knee-wobbling, lip-smacking, fall-off-the-bone tenderness.
Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
Tieghan Gerard
5 of 11

Creole Chicken Gumbo

This Instant Pot chicken gumbo is a comforting one-pot meal made with chicken thighs, andouille sausage, peppers, tomatoes, and a truly Creole blend of spices. It can also be made in the slow cooker.
Pressure cooker Vietnamese caramel salmon, sliced green onion, and soy sauce on a white plate.
Christopher Testani
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Pressure Cooker Vietnamese Caramel Salmon

Whether you use an Instant Pot or your old stove top mode pressure cooker, you won’t regret making this Vietnamese caramel salmon. It comes together in minutes–minutes!–and is rich with Asian flavors.
Three slow cooker French dip sandwiches on a cutting board
Stephen DeVries
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Slow Cooker French Dip

These tender slow cooker French dips are so simple to make that you'll be having them every week. Flank steak is so underrated but this recipe will show you just how incredible it is. And don't forget the pickled onions!
A ladle of braised cranberry beans with chorizo being held above a bowl.
Connie Miller
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Braised Cranberry Beans with Chorizo

These braised cranberry beans with chorizo are a comforting one-pot meal that can be made in your Instant Pot.
A spice-rubbed whole Instant Pot rotisserie-style chicken on a sheet of parchment paper on a wooden board.
Jon Whitaker
9 of 11

Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Absolutely. Is it “technically” roasted? No. Is it juicy, tender, delicious, easy, and fast as any rotisserie chicken? Yes!
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork
Keller + Keller
10 of 11

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

This easy recipe for slow cooker pulled pork makes plenty of delicious, tender pork for topping tostadas, filling tacos, or piling onto a bun.
Two white bowls filled with porridge; one topped with blueberries and the other with figs and almonds.
Beatriz da Costa
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Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

Brown rice and quinoa porridge. It may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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