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Chicken Mole and Mexican Rice


May 5, 2017 8:36 am



Chicken Mole

Ingredients:

Chicken:
6-8 Boneless chicken breasts, defrosted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 cups water

Mole Sauce:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
? cup chili powder
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of ground cloves
1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups water


Add water to 11 qt. Nesco® Pressure Cooker. Place chicken breasts on wire rack in cooker and set regulator knob to PRESSURE. Set Cooker to HIGH temp for 5 minutes and press START. Timer will not begin counting down until ideal pressure is reached. Ensure that internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 for doneness. When finished, release the pressure but leave chicken in Cooker to keep warm.

In Nesco® 8" Electric Skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until onions slightly are browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in chili powder, brown sugar, cloves and cook for 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Mix in tomatoes, cocoa powder, peanut butter and water. Let simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until desired thickness is achieved.
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Mexican Rice

2 cups white rice
1 Tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
16 oz. tomato paste
4 cups water
2 cups frozen peas and carrots


Preheat Skillet to medium-high and add oil. Reduce heat to medium, add rice, stirring constantly until lightly brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, tomato paste and water. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cover and cook until rice is tender. Add peas and carrots, and cook for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. 


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Spaghetti Dinner


Mar. 2, 2017 3:36 pm



This recipe for a wholesome spaghetti and meatball dinner is extremely easy in your NESCO® 6 Quart Pressure Cooker. Simply add all the ingredients in the order of the recipe, lock the lid and set. In only 10 minutes you have a wonderful meal.

Let us know what you think. What are some of your favorite meals you like to make in your NESCO Pressure Cooker?

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups spaghetti, break in thirds
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
16 frozen meatballs
1 cup sliced black olives, or whole
2 tsp olive oil
Optional: Top with Parmesan Cheese

Pour all ingredients in the order listed into the cooking pot of your Nesco® Pressure Cooker. 

Lock lid into place and set the pressure regulator knob to SEAL. Cook on High for 10 minutes.


4-6 servings

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Holliday Hot Wings


Dec. 28, 2016 11:14 am


Using your NESCO 11 Quart Pressure Cooker this recipe for Chicken Wings is simple and fast. Adding honey to your favorite Smokey BBQ sauce gives the wings that right touch of sweetness.

Ingredients:

12-14 chicken wings cut into pieces
1 cup of water
1 3/4 cups of smoky BBQ sauce divided
4 tablespoons of honey divided

Cut 12-14 chicken wings into 3 pieces - the drumettes, wingettes (often called flats) and the tips. For this recipe we'll use just the drummettes and wingettes. Save and freeze the tips for next time you make homemade chicken stock.

Add wing pieces to you NESCO Pressure Cooker with ? cup of your favorite smoky BBQ sauce, 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of honey. Lock lid and set regulator knob to SEAL. Set for ten minutes on High Pressure and cook.

When wings are finished after 10 minutes of cooking remove to lightly greased cookie sheet. Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until crispy brown. Remove from broiler. Combine remaining BBQ sauce and honey and brush wings lightly. Enjoy.

NOTE: Wings may vary in size when purchased. Larger wings may require extra cooking time to be fully cooked. If so reset your pressure cooker and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Repeat if needed.


Try this recipe and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite NESCO Pressure Cooker recipes.

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White Chicken Chili


Dec. 27, 2016 12:07 pm

When it comes to making great White Chicken Chili NESCO makes it simple with their line of versatile Pressure Cookers. This recipe is hearty and healthy, one the whole family will love. 

White Chicken Chili - Pressure Cooker

1 lb cooked chicken
1 packet of McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix
1 cup water
1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
1 can of corn drained
1 can white beans un-drained
Sour cream and chives

Put chicken, water, beans, corn, tomatoes and seasoning in pressure cooker and cook for three minutes on HIGH pressure. Set regulator knob to SEAL. 


When complete, gently stir and serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of fresh chives.

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Candied Sweet Potatoes


Dec. 23, 2016 12:55 pm



If you like yams you'll love this recipe for Orange-Flavored Candied Yams made simple in your NESCO 11 Quart Pressure Cooker. Grated orange zest really adds to the overall orange flavor. Brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness everyone will love.

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. Also let us know what are some or your favorite NESCO Pressure Cooker Recipes.

1 cup orange juice
2 large sweet potatoes (yams) 
salt, to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbsp butter

Pour the orange juice into the NESCO® 6 Qt. 3-in-1 Digital Pressure Cooker. 

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Arrange in a steamer basket (if available) and sprinkle with salt, brown sugar and orange zest. Dot with butter. Lower the steamer basket into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and turn regulator knob to SEAL. Program for HIGH pressure and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and open the lid. Lift out the sweet potatoes boil down the sauce until thickened and pour over the sweet potatoes.

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Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake


June 15, 2016 3:06 pm


Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake is made simple with your versatile 6 Quart Pressure Cooker from NESCO®. Chocolate wafer cookie crumbs make every bite of this recipe extra chocolaty good. 

Chocolate Cheesecake
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Mix 1 cup cookie crumbs and butter together. Press in bottom of 7" spring form pan. Set aside.

Filling:
1 cup water
2 eggs
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

(Variation: Add 1 tsp instant coffee to melted chocolate chips for a mocha cheesecake.) 

Blend cream cheese in bowl with mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar. Mix thoroughly. Adding one egg at a time, mix until cheese is smooth. Fold in melted chocolate until thoroughly blended. Add remaining 3/4 cup of cookie crumbs into mixture. Pour into spring form pan over crust. Add water to cooker. Tear off a 6"
piece of aluminum foil and fold in half, lengthwise. This helps to remove pan after cooking cycle is complete. Place spring form pan on foil and lower into Nesco® Pressure cooker.

Cover and lock lid in place. Turn regulator knob to SEAL. Program for HIGH pressure and cook for 20 minutes. Release pressure by using the quick release method. Unlock and open lid. 

Remove cheesecake from pressure cooker by lifting up the ends of foil.

Let cool to room temperature before refrigerating. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

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Barbecued Beef Short Ribs - Pressure Cooker


May 13, 2016 1:35 pm


Everyone's favorite, Barbecued Beef Short Ribs are made simple with a versatile NESCO® Pressure Cooker. This recipe combines brown sugar and lemon juice to make a tangy yet sweet mouthwatering citrus glaze.

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs - Pressure Cooker

6 lbs short ribs, cut in pieces
3 Tbsp bacon fat (or vegetable oil)
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cups ketsup
2 tsp celery seed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp dry mustard
2 cups water


Place removable Cooking Pot in Main Body. 

Add fat or oil. Plug cooker into standard outlet. 

Press "BROWN" button on Control Panel of NESCO® 6 Qt. Digital 3-in-1 Pressure Cooker. The light will start flashing and display will show "0.0". Leave lid off while browning.


Press 'START/STOP' button to begin heating. Indicator light will stop flashing. Preheat 1 minute.

Add ribs and begin browning. When meat is browned, press START/STOP button and add remaining ingredients.

Place lid on cooker. Turn counter-clockwise until it locks into place and Locking Pin 'clicks' into place.

Turn Pressure Regulator Knob to "Pressure" or "Seal". 


Then set Pressure Button on control panel on "LOW". Set desired cooking time by pressing the 'LOW' button once for each minute or hold down continuously until desired time is reached (50-60 minutes).

Press START/STOP button to begin cooking. Indicator light will stop flashing. Cooker will begin to count down (in minutes) and Floating Valve will rise after appropriate cooking pressure has been reached. 


When time control reaches zero, cooker will beep 3 times and switch to the WARM setting automatically.

After cooking is finished, press 'START/STOP' button to make sure unit is completely off. Turn Pressure Regulator Knob to "STEAM" or "VENT" in short bursts and allow pressure to release.

Remove ribs. Mix 2 tablespoons flour and 1/4 cup cold water for each cup liquid. Gradually stir into broth. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Turn cooker off and unplug from outlet.

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