Instant Pot freezer meals are your best bet for fuss-free dinners. Plus, you get dinner on the table in a flash! Like, less than an hour.
Yes. It’s possible.
Totally possible to take a rock solid, frozen ball of delicious to warm bowl of chili in 58 minutes.
As a matter of fact, you’ll be ladling it into serving bowls in 58 minutes. You’re going to need an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Times and notes below based on Instant Pot DUO, 6 qt.
How to Cook Freezer to Instant Pot Meals
Step 1 – Fill freezer bag with ingredients using, using FreezEasy Bag Holders.
Step 2 – Seal bag and place into round bowl, that is smaller in diameter than your electric pressure cooker insert.
Step 3 – Place bowl and meal into the freezer and let freeze overnight. Remove bowl once it’s the “frozen ball of delicious” is formed.
(Here is the frozen ball of delicious…in the freezer and ready for quick thawing.)
Step 4 – When you are ready to make the chili, place it in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes to “quick thaw.” This is just to loosen the frozen food from the baggie.
Step 5 – Pull the bag out of the bowl of warm water and open it up. Flip it upside down directly into the electric pressure cooker insert. Add 1 to 2 cups of water or broth.
Step 5 – Put the lid on and set to Sealing. Push the Bean/Chili button. (Or Manual, High for 30 minutes.)
Step 6 – Wait 23 minutes for it to come to pressure, then wait 30 minutes to finish cooking.
(This is a longer than normal come to pressure time because the meal is frozen. It will be defrosting during the come to pressure phase.)
Step 7 – Quick Release & ladle into bowls and top with favorite toppings.
Start to finish. From frozen solid to ladling into bowls.
With about 3 minutes of “hands on time.” Most of the defrosting and reheating happens inside the electric pressure cooker.
This is why the Instant Pot is getting the reputation of being ‘magical.’
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