Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

I have kind of a thing for Ropa Vieja and if you’re here, maybe you do, too. I already have a recipe on my site for a long-simmered, Slow Cooker Classic Cuban Ropa Vieja, long a family fave, but these days, I’m all about the Instant Pot…and so I wondered if an Instant Pot Ropa Vieja would be just as good. Verdict: Yup, yup, yup! It’s fabulous.

Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

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Pulled Pork Mini Bells

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

My son and I had the best time making these little Pulled Pork Mini Bells the other day. They were each just a perfect scrumptious little bite or two and I thought they might make a great lower carb option for a casual holiday party or a game day. Fair warning: they’re a crowd pleaser and are going to go fast!

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

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Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

I’m a huge fan of rice pilaf, especially ones with wild rice in them. Now, I might be able to claim that’s coz I’m from Minnesota, you betcha, which for decades was the bastion of wild rice. Truth be told, it’s because I’m a child of the 1960s and wild rice pilaf was served at so many restaurants, especially with kebabs which became wildly popular around that time period. Now I make Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf and it’s a game-changer.

Hot Artichoke Dip Chicken

Hot Artichoke Dip Chicken = so good over mashed potatoes or with rice pilaf

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Mexican Shredded Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Shredded Chicken Stuffed Peppers

I’m food crushing on my Mexican Shredded Chicken Stuffed Peppers! I’ve decided they’re like the perfect dish for this time of year when it’s not quite but almost fall weather and we’re alternating between hot, sunny days and cool crisp ones with a good amount of cold, drizzly wet and gloomy days sprinkled in here and there. Actually, I think there was one day where I started out with the heat on (mostly to dry the house out and take off that chill) and ended up turning on the air! It’s been that crazy.

Mexican Shredded Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Shredded Chicken Stuffed Peppers

 

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