The Pioneer Woman Launches 2 Affordable Instant Pots for Color Fanatics
At last, there’s an Instant Pot so photogenic, you’ll want to include it in all of your food pics — and it can be yours tomorrow. Food Network star and cookbook author Ree Drummond, AKA the Pioneer Woman, will release her line of cute and convenient Instant Pots on September 15. You can snag the vintage-style, floral-patterned multi-cookers for $99 each at Walmart.
Each Pioneer Woman Instant Pot functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauteer, steamer, and warmer. It has high-pressure settings, a delayed start button, and a keep-warm feature — plus, each one comes with a booklet of The Pioneer Woman’s simple recipes, including easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs and gooey chocolate lava cakes.
You may not recall seeing many Instant-Pot recipes on the Pioneer Woman — that’s because Drummond herself was reluctant to hop on the Instant-Pot train. But when she got one as a birthday gift, she said she found herself using it every week.
“Once I realized that my Instant Pot wasn’t going anywhere, I decided to partner with Instant Pot to bring the Pioneer Woman patterns and aesthetic to the Instant Pot,” Drummond told us in an interview. “It’s something that I have found I never put away; it’s always on my counter, and so of course I want it to be pretty.”
Drummond added the Instant Pot really won her over when she realized it cut the cooking time of her Perfect Pot Roast in half.
“What I love most about it is obviously the time saving,” she explained. “I never knew that you could make a beautiful, succulent pot roast in less than four hours, but in the Instant Pot, it takes less than an hour and a half. It’s really changed my outlook on pot roast; I don’t look at it as something I have to plan ahead as much as I used to.” Ditto for her Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, featured below.
Until the new Pioneer Woman cookbook comes out in October 2019 (Drummond promises it will feature a more Instant Pot recipes), we’ll just have to make do with the pressure-cooker recipes in the booklet. For starters, this tender, taco-ready Instant-Pot spicy Dr Pepper pulled pork, a fave of her husband, Ladd.
spicy dr pepper pulled pork
Ree Says: “A favorite of Ladd and the cowboys. Great on rolls, in tacos, or with mashed potatoes.”
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and quartered
- 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pounds) boneless pork shoulder, cut into large chunks
- salt and pepper
- 1 (11-ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1 can Dr Pepper or other cola
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- warm tortillas, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, sliced avocado, salsa, and lime wedges, for serving
- Break apart the onion quarters into the inner pot. Season the cubed pork shoulder with salt and pepper and place on top of onions. Top with the can of chipotles, Dr Pepper, garlic, and brown sugar.
- Lock the lid, set vent to Sealing, place on Manual, and set the timer for 35 minutes. When done, allow to Naturally Vent for 10 minutes. Release the pressure and remove the lid. Remove the pork to a cutting board with a slotted spoon and shred. With a ladle or spoon, remove as much fat off the top of the liquid as possible. Return the pork to the pot and stir to combine.
- Serve on warm flour tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado slices, salsa. Serve with lime wedges.
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(Recipe via The Pioneer Woman x Instant Pot; photos via Walmart and Monica Schipper/Stringer/Getty)