Today’s pressure cookers mean slow-cooked dishes, such as pulled pork tacos, are possible even on a weeknight.
Easy, speedy and made in a single pot: Thats what we call a dinner triple threat.
One way to achieve the mealtime trifecta is to use a pressure cooker, which utilizes steam and a tightly sealed lid to create a high-pressure environment that accelerates the cooking process.
Its like pressing fast-forward on your favorite dishes: Most can cook in a third of the time they would need in the oven or on the stovetop. That means slow-cooked dishes, such as pulled pork, are possible even on a weeknight.
Unlike their vintage predecessors, modern pressure cookers are very safe, thanks to mechanisms that prevent the lid from opening until all of the pressure has been released. Lighter, quick-cooking foods, such as fish or delicate vegetables, can easily overcook, so save pressure cooking for heartier fare like large cuts of meat, sturdy root vegetables and dried beans.
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