4 Ingredient Pressure Cooker Meals

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Today I have several 4 ingredient pressure cooker meals that are easy to make, any day of the week. I know how busy families are today and the easier we can make meals to prepare at home, the healthier we will be.

I use my pressure cooker to make quinoa or rice on Sunday or Monday that will last Mark and I a few days. All we have to do is heat up the rice or quinoa to serve with some of the main meals listed below.

I think most of these ingredients we all have in our pantry or refrigerator. If you buy your pork, chicken breasts, chicken tenderloins or beef on sale and freeze it, you are one step ahead of the game.

Clearance On Meat

I’m sure I have mentioned to you before I do not eat meat, but Mark does, so I shop the clearance area at some of the local grocery stores.  I look for the meat that’s priced very low and freeze it.

If you make a menu for the week, that really helps because then you don’t have to think about “what’s for dinner?” I try to make a double batch of whatever I’m making because then I can store 1/2 of the recipe in a freezer container for another day.

Thank goodness, Mark is easy to cook for, the only thing he really doesn’t care for is squash, so I eat his share! It’s easy to make 4 ingredient meals because they take less time to make and dinner is ready in no time.

Fagor Pressure Cooker

Did I tell you I love my pressure cooker? I have both the Instant Pot and the Fagor. I prefer the Fagor over the Instant Pot, but either one will work. The times listed are for my Fagor pressure cooker.

Instant Pot

If you are using your Instant Pot, check for times that are applicable to the kinds of meat stated below in each recipe.

Please note, I purchased both pressure cookers so I could compare one against the other. Fagor 670040230 Stainless-Steel 3-in-1 6-Quart Multi-Cooker They are both great pressure cookers, but I’m partial to my Fagor. You could even put these ingredients together and then freeze any of them for later. I hope you like these recipes as much as our family does.

4 Ingredient Pressure Cooker Meals

Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Roast

Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Roast
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 12 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 3- pound chuck roast
  • Garlic to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Sassy Flank Steak

Sassy Flank Steak by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 50 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Beef Goulash

Beef Goulash by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 large onion chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces canned tomato dices
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian Paprika (pepper to taste)
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 50 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Hawaiian Island Pork Chops

Hawaiian Island Pork Chops by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 -inch thick pork chops
  • 1-8- ounce can of sliced pineapple with juice make sure you have one cup liquid, add water to juice as needed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Garlic Lemon Chicken

Garlic Lemon Chicken by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts or 8 tenderloin chicken pieces
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Chicken With Lime

Chicken With Lime by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts or 8 tenderloin chicken pieces
  • Juice of 3 fresh limes or equivalent of bottled lime juice make sure you have one cup liquid, add water to juice as needed
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Chicken With Honey

Chicken With Honey by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Ingredients
  • 5 large chicken breasts or 10 tenderloin chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice  make sure you have one cup liquid, add water to juice as needed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water required for Fagor pressure cooker
Instructions
  1. *Brown meat first if desired in the pressure cooker. Place everything in your pressure cooker, lock the lid, set the valve to PRESSURE and set it for at least 60 minutes. Quick Release Method: after cooking press the START/STOP button to make sure the unit is completely turned off. Turn the pressure regulator to vent and allow the pressure to release. Caution! Keep hands and face away from the escaping steam as it is extremely hot and can cause injury. I use a washcloth to cover the release the vent when turning it to help from getting burned by the very hot steam.

Final Word

I hope your family enjoys these 4 ingredient pressure cooker recipes as much as we do, life is good when dinner is cooking in the kitchen. May God bless you for being prepared.

Copyright Images:

Lemon Chicken: Depositphotos_44523717_m-2015 Pot Roast: Depositphotos_64025255_m-2015 Flank Steak: Depositphotos_39243721_m-2015 Beef Goulash: Depositphotos_59175699_m-2015 Pork Chops: Depositphotos_208917028_m-2015 Pork Tenderloin: Depositphotos_56358181_m-2015 Lime Chicken: Depositphotos_150333102_m-2015 Honey Chicken: Depositphotos_73843201_m-2015

2 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Pressure Cooker Meals

  • February 21, 2020 at 7:08 am
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    Thank you for the great work you do! I got my instant pot two months ago. Since then it has been kept quite busy with my family of 10. Usually I find that if I can imagine something, all I have to do is Google and it is there. However, I was hoping to find Instant Pot food storage recipes. These would be recipes that build on ingredients primarily found in food storage. My wife and I have been serving at the Sandy Bishop’s Storehouse in the Home Storage department for 6 years. It is a place where you can get basic food storage dry pack items such as Wheat, Beans, Pasta, Oats, and Rice. I distribute recipes and such via my website seniorfamily.org which although useful, is a midget compared to your site! Anyway, if I could find such a thing I would include it in my distribution. I think it would be very handy to have for people who like to live on bulk storage items.

    Thanks again for what you do!

    Reply
    • February 21, 2020 at 7:55 am
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      Hi Dennis, thank you for your kind words. I’ve been using a Fagor pressure cooker your almost ten years. I have two 6-quart Fagors and two Instant Pot pressure cookers. One is the 6-quart and on is the small 3-1/2 quart (designed for small families). I’m working on posts using the Instant Pot 6-quart over the next month or so. Thanks for telling me about your website, I will go check it out. Stay tuned for recipes, I will try and work on the ones you suggest. Thank you! Linda

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