Monday, October 25, 2010

Mexican Food Recipes for Pressure Cooker

From a class I took at the Bosch store last week sometime. Teacher- LeAnn Bird. Below is her book for sale. Check out her website.

Spanish Rice

1 cup rice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 ½ cups chicken broth (fresh or canned)
3-4 stewed tomatoes (chopped) drained and rinsed
1 small sweet pepper-diced (green, red, yellow, or chocolate)
dash of paprika
dash of cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground annato seed
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

In the bottom of the pressure cooker brown the garlic, onions in olive oil. Add the rice and chicken stock. Add vegetables, spices and simmer. Lock the lid and bring to high pressure 15psi and lower temperature and cook for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to drop naturally. Add tomatoes, garnish with cilantro and grated cheese.

Refried Beans-delicious deep fried in homemade tortillas

1 cup of beans soaked overnight for 8 hours

1½ cups water or chicken stock
1 dried chipotle pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 large teaspoons lard, divided
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup cheese, grated or crumbled

Put the lid on and bring to high pressure 15 psi and lower the heat for 8-10 minutes. Put the pot under cold water to release pressure. Remove lid. Cool slightly and mash. In a large fry pan add large tablespoon lard and get hot. Add beans and cook until smooth. Remove from heat. In a large saucepan add a heaping tablespoon of lard and melt-cook until it gets very hot. It will be near smoking. Add fried beans and mix together until smooth. Add a little milk, garlic powder and cheese.


  1. I copied this out,and would like to try it. Thanks.

  2. Wow...what a nice recipe...great for those very hungry days.

  3. Obviously pressure cooking makes regular stuff faster.
    Lard? Really?

  4. I've never owned a pressure cooker. It seems a bit too complicated for me. I have a hard enough time boiling things.

  5. Umm-um. These recipes sound delish. I have a small pressure cooker which I've used only for canning but have been wanting to venture into cooking with it. Now I have no excuse.

  6. Looks like you are enjoying cooking with your new P.C.
    Both the recipes are very similar to our Indian cooking except for one or two spices.

  7. i had a pressure cooker when I got married....helped often when pg and not able to stand smells. Just bought a new one this year. Will try the recipes...and yes, Lard!

  8. I love the idea of Mexican food but for some reason I have trouble with spicy food...I wonder if it's my English genes.....