Pressure cookers used to have a bit of a bad rap. There was a time when聽these contraptions didn鈥檛 have the safety features that they have now and caused quite a bit of anxiety because, well, explosions. But thanks to today鈥檚 modern technology, the pressure cooker is now *packed* with safety features and is being used by ambitious home cooks regularly. They鈥檙e聽great at speed-cooking just about anything, from tender聽roasts to hearty soups. So set your slow cooker aside, because we鈥檝e got 14 pressure cooker recipes that will bring a much-needed聽Sunday dinner to your table in the middle of the聽week.


1. Barbacoa Beef: If spicy and smokey flavors are your jam, then you鈥檙e going to want to add this gem to your list. Tender shredded beef is braised in a punchy blend of chipotle adobo and cumin. Serve it over rice and top it off with your fave crispy veggies. (via Skinny Taste)


2. Vegan Lentil Chili: Chili is one of the most coveted comfort foods, and it鈥檚 always a great feeling to have it simmering away on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. But鈥 what if you want it聽now? This recipe gives you a quick and easy way to whip up a flavorful chili in no time.聽(via Peas and Crayons)


3. Pressure Cooker Green Chili Pork Carnitas: Sometimes a speedy dinner is just what you need 鈥 especially throughout the week. Thanks to the pressure cooker, you can still bring a cozy and substantial meal to the table. These deliciously moist pork carnitas are a dream, and your family will forever dub you their聽superhero. (via Kitschen Cat)


4. Instant Pot Whole 鈥淩otisserie鈥 Chicken: The thought of treating your family to a whole rotisserie chicken on a weeknight sounds ridiculous, but if you have an Instant Pot, you鈥檙e in luck. This rotisserie-style chicken only takes 45 minutes start to finish.聽(via A Pinch of Healthy)


5. Haddock in Creamy Tomato Broth With Potatoes, Carrots and Kale: If you thought elegant meals took a lot of time and patience, think again. This gorgeous dish sets a flaky fillet of cod in a savory tomato broth, and the process is completely fuss-free. (via Health Starts in the Kitchen)


6. Beef Masala Curry: Nothing warms the belly quite like a heaping bowl of curry. Filled with aromatic聽spices and melt-in-your-mouth聽beef, this comforting dish聽can be on your聽table in less than an hour. (via Gastro Senses)


7. Sweet Soy Sauce Shredded Chicken Breast: Imagine your dinner prep taking聽a measly five minutes, and it鈥檚 not even from a can!聽It鈥檚 totally possible with this succulent pile of shredded chicken drenched in a crave-worthy sticky Asian sauce. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


8. Rosemary Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Kale: This fragrant and healthful聽soup is the perfect remedy聽for these dark and chilly post-holiday evenings. The coconut milk and fresh rosemary will fill your home with an amazing aroma as you wait a聽whopping 25 minutes to dig in. (via Light Orange Bean)


9. Pressure Cooker Lamb Leg: Whether you鈥檙e hosting a dinner party or simply want to treat the family to something warming and new, lamb leg is a great option. This recipe gives you three different ways to serve this impressive yet hassle-free dish. (via Omnivore鈥檚 Cookbook)


10. Pressure Cooker French Dip Bowls: If you love a classic French dip sandwich, then you need this yummy recipe聽in your life. This dish brings all of that beef-y goodness to a bowl so you can curl up on the couch with it and dig in. Pile it over some fluffy mashed potatoes and a hunk of fresh bread. (via Chattavore)


11. Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja: This聽quick and easy spin on the traditional Cuban beef dish is a dream, and it鈥檚 no bother to make. Packed with ingredients like tomatoes, bell peppers, capers and raisins, this dish gives your palate a treat with everything smokey, sweet and briny. (via A Calculated Whisk)


12. Pressure Cooker Sweet BBQ Meatballs: If you鈥檙e looking for an easy yet tasty game day snack, these sweet BBQ meatballs are a win. The unique blend of grape jelly and BBQ sauce creates a sweet and savory gravy that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (via Pressure Cooking Today)


13. Pressure Cooker Oxtail Stew: If you鈥檝e never worked with oxtail before, fear not! It鈥檚 comparable to braised beef short ribs or shanks, but with *extra* flavor. It does extremely well in a pressure cooker, and this recipe proves it with this chunky belly-warming stew. (via Gastro Senses)


14. General Tso鈥檚 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken: This mouth-watering shredded chicken is drenched in a slightly spicy sweet and sour sauce and it is addicting AF. This stuff is as versatile as it is quick, leaving you with the option to serve it in a low-carb lettuce wrap, over a bed of rice or over noodles. (via Pressure Cooker Recipes)

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