When I picked up Momma’s first Instant Pot, the DUO50, I was in my second trimester and obsessed with becoming this amazing Earth mother with a perpetually clean house and an expertly crafted meal on the table at all times even after achieving rock star status in the office. I may never actualize that dream, but, if there was a kitchen gadget that could have a part in that achievement, it would be my Instant Pot.
I’m sure I’ll expand more on that later, but for now I want to share this crazy easy and quick vegan meal I threw together in my IP. Behold…
FIESTA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
- Several sweet potatoes
- Can of Organic Black Beans
- 1 Avocado
- 2×1″ chunk of red onion
- Cilantro (to taste)
- 1-2 Cloves Fresh Garlic
- 1 Pint of Random Cherry Tomatoes (I had purple, red, and yellow varieties in the mix I got from Whole Foods)
- 1tsp Smoked Paprika
- Salt (to taste)
- Black Pepper (to taste)
Prep: Wash potatoes thoroughly. Cover the bottom of the IP with 1-2 cups of water (I was using my 8 quart IP and needed 2). Place the rack thing into the IP and arrange potatoes on it. Put the lid on, verify pressure valve is set.
IP: Set to Manual, High Pressure, for 14 minutes (if small like mine – they were less than 2″ in diameter at thickest point) to 16 minutes (if larger than 3″ in diameter). Note: You do not need to adjust time for the quantity of potatoes, just base cook time off of the biggest tater.
Prep: Rinse beans thoroughly. No one likes a plate full of black sludge. If crafting your own Guacamole, now’s a great time to chuck all of your Guac-y bits in the food processor. If not, go read a book or something. You have a little while.
IP: Once cook cycle is complete, allow IP to natural release for 10+ minutes before releasing the valve. I then open that bad lad up and chucked in the beans to warm for 2-3 minutes covered on the low setting it automatically goes to when done cooking. After a wee bit of assembly, I had a mighty tasty meal in front of me…
I never knew the IP could make such a fluffy, happy sweet potato! If you decide to try this, I’d love to see what you garnish your taters with 🙂