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Pressure Cooker Instruction Manual
1
IDENTIFY YOUR PRESSURE COOKER
The stamp on the bottom of your pressure cooker (Figure 1) identifies your product.
This example is for the 4 qt. model.
Model Number
Capacity (4 Qt)
92140 4 QT. (3,8 liters)
READ INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING
LISTED 44GM
MA
D E I N C HI NA
Logo and Registration No.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
92141 4 QT. (3,8 liters)
READ INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING
***Date of Manufacture***
[Appears on bottom of lid]
Example:
Year=2005
Month=05
LISTED 44GM
MA
D E I N C HI NA
Figure 1. Product Identification
1.1 SINGLE PRESSURE CONTROL MODEL (4, 6, & 8 QT.)
Keeps internal pressure steady. It is an automatic cooking control, operating at a pressure of
10 PSI (pounds per square inch). Included with 4, 6 & 8 qt. models.
Figure 2. Single Pressure Control Model (4, 6, & 8 Qt.)
Write down the capacity of your cooker, model number and date of manufacture.
This information is important for the warranty and replacement parts.
Quarts
4
Model
Date of Manufacture
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FEATURES AND SAFETY SYSTEMS
Your pressure cooker comes with safety systems
developed especially for your protection. READ CAREFULLY!
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS!
2.1
When using pressure cookers, basic safety precautions should always be followed:
a) Read all instructions before using your pressure cooker.
b) Never cook APPLESAUCE, CRANBERRIES, PEARL BARLEY, SPLIT PEAS, RHUBARB, NOODLES,
MACARONI, SPAGHETTI OR OTHER PASTA, and OATMEAL OR OTHER CEREALS in a pressure cooker.
These foods tend to foam, froth, and sputter, and can plug the vent tube.
c) Before each use make sure the vent tube is clear. See Vent Tube Check, page 9.
WARNING: If the vent tube is plugged, the overpressure prevention devices can open
and spray scalding hot steam and food. Keep head and face away from cooker.
d) Never fill your pressure cooker more than 2/3 full. When cooking foods that puff up during
cooking, such as rice and dried vegetables, do not fill more than 1/2 full. See Filling page 9.
WARNING: Overfilling the cooker can plug the vent tube causing a release of scalding hot
steam from the overpressure devices.
e) This appliance cooks under pressure. Make absolutely sure your pressure cooker is properly
closed before placing on heat. See Opening and Closing page 8. WARNING: Improper closure of
the lid can cause the lid to be thrown from the pan.
f) If the overpressure devices release, protect yourself from the steam and turn off heat and
allow the cooker to cool. The overpressure valve will reset itself automatically. If the gasket has
blown out of the overpressure window, replace it with a new gasket. Do not reuse the gasket.
g) Never try to open your pressure cooker until the cooker is thoroughly cool and the internal
pressure is down. See Reducing Pressure & Food Removal, page 9.
h) Never remove the pressure control during cooking or when the cooker is still hot. Steam will
release through the vent tube that can cause burns.
i) Supervise children closely when using your pressure cooker near children. Keep handles turned
toward the inside of the stove.
j) When using the cooker (pan and lid only) as a conventional (non-pressurized) covered pan,
always remove the gasket so no pressure will develop.
k) Never use your pressure cooker for other than its intended use: cooking appropriate foods
under pressure on residential ranges. Never place the cooker inside a heated oven. Do not use the
cooker outdoors.
l) Never use your pressure cooker for pressure frying with oil and never “broast” (pressurecooking with oil or shortening instead of water) in your cooker.
m) Handle with caution while hot. Do not touch metal surfaces of the pressure cooker. Always
lift product using handles. Extreme caution must be used when moving a pressure cooker containing
hot liquids.
n) Do not use pressure cookers on flat top or glass/ceramic ranges. This pressure cooker
has a concave (curved) bottom and therefore will not make proper contact with the cooking surface,
which could result in damage to your pressure cooker.
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2.2 Pressure Control - (4, 6, & 8 Qt.)
Single pressure control (Figure 3) must be snapped onto the vent tube for proper operation. The
Single pressure control keeps the pressure at 10 PSI (pounds per square inch).
Figure 3. Single Pressure Control
2.3 VENT TUBE
The vent tube is fastened to the center of the lid and has holes allowing for the release of steam.
The single pressure control is connected to the top of this vent tube (Figure 4) prior to cooking.
Figure 4. Vent Tube
2.4 OVERPRESSURE VALVE
This safety feature is located on the lid (Figure 5). Its function is to release pressure if the vent tube
(Figure 4) becomes plugged. If you follow the directions for using the cooker, the
overpressure valve will probably never release. However, when activated the red center pin
will move upward releasing steam. (See Figure 6).
Overpressure valve
as viewed from
bottom of the lid.
Figure 5. Overpressure Valve
Figure 6. Overpressure Valve Releasing Steam
If the overpressure valve releases, turn off the heat, cool the cooker, and remove the lid. Remove
the pressure control and clean all vent tube holes. Perform vent tube check, page 9. The red center
piece will automatically reset itself once the pressure in the cooker has dissipated.
If the overpressure valve is leaking steam, with vent tube clear, replace it. To remove a damaged
overpressure valve, loosen the nut holding the valve in place on the bottom of the lid, then pull the
valve out the top of the lid. Clean the hole in the cover with hot soapy water and rinse. To replace,
insert the valve through the hole in the top of the lid, then replace nut and tighten.
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2.5 RUBBER GASKET
Fitted inside the lid, its function is to seal the lid with the pan of the pressure cooker when the
cooker is closed according to the directions. After a long period of use, the gasket may become
hard or shrink, losing its sealing ability. Gently stretch the gasket and test it. If it continues to leak,
replace it.
Figure 7. Rubber Gasket
2.6 OVERPRESSURE SAFETY WINDOW
This feature is designed to operate when both the vent tube and overpressure valve are blocked.
Excessive pressure will force the gasket out of the window and release steam. If this should happen,
turn off heat, reduce the pressure (Page 9) and open the lid. Remove the pressure control and clear
the vent tube and overpressure valve with hot soapy water and rinse. Perform a vent tube check
(page 9). DO NOT reuse the gasket; replace it.
Figure 8. Overpressure Safety Window
2.7 PRESSURE MONITORING GAUGE AND LOCKING DEVICE
Located on the top of the handle, the pressure-monitoring gauge is the small red cylinder that rises
out of the handle as soon as the pressure in the cooker starts to increase. The pressure monitoring gauge, however, must not be used as an indicator that the cooker has reached full
pressure. Full pressure is indicated by the “jiggling” of the pressure control only. This
gauge serves a dual function: 1) as an indicator that the pressure inside the cooker is rising, and 2)
as a switch to engage the locking feature in the handle. When the pressure-monitoring gauge has
risen completely, the handle-locking device is engaged, preventing the cooker from being opened
while pressurized. The lock is disengaged when the pressure-monitoring gauge descends back into
the handle when the pressure in the cooker decreases to zero. Only at this time can the pressure
cooker be opened.
Locking Device
Pressure Monitoring
gauge in “up” position.
Figure 9. Pressure Monitoring Gauge and Locking Device
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2.8 PAN AND LID HANDLES
Allow the opening and closing of your pressure cooker.
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Figure 10. Pan and Lid Handles
HOW TO USE YOUR PRESSURE COOKER
3.1 OPENING AND CLOSING
3.1.1 To Close
Located on the lid and pan are locking lugs. This feature prevents the opening of the lid of your
cooker when it is pressurized. The lugs lock when the lid is placed on the pan and turned until the
pan and lid handles align. (See Figure 11). With the pan handle toward you, place the lid on the
pan with the lid handle just right of the pan handle so the arrow on the lid points to the arrow on
the pan handle. By moving the lid slightly to the left and right the lugs will align which will allow
the lid to be turned in order to align the handles.
Figure 11. Closing the Pressure Cooker
3.1.2 To Open
Never use force to open and never attempt to open when under pressure. Turn the lid counterclockwise until the arrow OPEN-CLOSE points to the center of the pan handle, lifting the lid to
open. Practice this operation several times until you master it. When the cooker is in use or under
pressure, the handle on the lid must always be over the handle on the pan. If the lid is hard to turn,
you may lubricate the gasket with cooking oil or shortening for the first two or three uses.
Caution: Excessive lubrication will cause the gasket to swell and not fit properly.
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3.2 VENT TUBE CHECK
Always inspect the vent tube by removing the pressure control and the perforated strainer cap
located on the underside of the lid. Hold the lid against the light to verify that the vent tube is clear.
(See Figure 12). In the event it is blocked, clean it with a wire or pipe cleaner. Look again against
the light to make sure that it is clean. After cleaning, place the pressure control back on top of the
vent tube and replace the perforated strainer cap on the underside of the lid.
Figure 12. Vent Tube Check
3.3 FILLING
Fill the cooker with food and add the required amount of water. Make sure the quantity of food
and water is correct. Never fill the cooker more than 1/2 full of foods that puff up, like rice and
dried vegetables. For all other foods, never fill more than 2/3 full.
3.4 COOKING
Place the cooker on high heat until the pressure control begins to release steam. The pressure
control will jiggle when the cooker reaches its pressure. Lower the heat so that the pressure
control jiggles gently. Generally a setting of “medium” or “low” will be correct. Count cooking
time from the first jiggle of the pressure control. See Cooking Time Table, page 11 for approximate
cooking times.
3.5 REDUCING PRESSURE & FOOD REMOVAL
When cooking is done, turn heat off and reduce the pressure. Do not remove the pressure control
until pressure is completely reduced. You can reduce pressure three ways:
1. Fast - for fresh vegetables and fish
Run cold water over the cooker or place it in a pan of cold water. Depending on the amount of food
in the cooker, it will take 15-60 seconds for the pressure to go down fully.
2. Normally
Let the cooker cool slowly to room temperature. This will take 30-40 minutes for a small cooker,
45-60 minutes for a large cooker.
3. Combination - for meats and dried vegetables
Let the cooker cool normally at room temperature for 5 minutes; place the cooker under cold water
to reduce the remaining pressure.
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As the pressure is reduced, air will re-enter the cooker and you may hear a hissing or squealing
sound. After you have cooled the cooker, raise the pressure control with a fork (see Figure 13) to
make sure there is no more steam to be released. If the pressure is not down, continue to cool the
cooker with cold water until the pressure is down. Please use caution when lifting pressure
control as very hot steam may be released and could cause severe burns.
Figure 13. Check for Pressure
3.6 STEAM LEAKAGE
3.6.1 Steam Escape through the Vent Tube
The movement (jiggling) of the pressure control and release of small amounts of steam from
the vent tube during cooking is normal. The purpose of releasing steam is to maintain a constant
internal pressure. The formation of water droplets around the vent tube at the start of cooking is
normal. This is caused by condensation of the steam leaving the cooker and coming in contact with
the cooler metal. After the lid heats up, the water will disappear.
3.6.2 Steam Escape around Rim of Lid
Do not use your pressure cooker if steam is constantly leaking from the rim of the lid. Water can
sometimes be trapped inside the handle or between the gasket and cover and will escape as steam
when the cooker is heated up. The steam should stop as the pressure builds up. If it does not:
• Follow the instructions for Reducing Pressure & Food Removal on page 9.
• Remove the pressure control and open the cooker.
• Remove the gasket from the lid and wipe dry the gasket, pan rim, and inside of the cover.
If the gasket has shrunk from its original size gently stretch it and start over.
• If gasket continues to leak, replace it.
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COOKING TIMETABLES
Use the timetables and recipes in this book to determine pressure, cooking time, amount of liquid,
and cooling method for use in your own recipes. You may use other liquids such as wine, beer, broth,
tomato juice, etc. in place of an equal amount of water, but do not use milk or milk products as they
boil over and scorch easily. You may cook different foods together. If they require different cooking
times, just start the food with the longest cooking time first, and add the others later as in conventional cooking. However, when adding additional ingredients, you must properly cool down the
pressure cooker before opening the lid. (See 3.5 Reducing Pressure and Food Removal.)
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4.1 MEAT AND POULTRY
The pressure cooker is ideal for tenderizing the less tender cuts of meat. Most meats (except
corned beef, salt pork and tongue) should be browned in hot fat in the uncovered cooker before
pressure-cooking. Cooking time may vary depending upon cut, grade, amount of bone, etc., and
may be adjusted to suit your taste. Time is given as a total rather than minutes per pound. FOR
ALL MEAT AND POULTRY COOL COOKER NORMALLY FOR 5 MINUTES, THEN PLACE UNDER
FAUCET OR IN PAN OF COLD WATER TO REDUCE PRESSURE.
AMOUNT OF LIQUID
4 QT
6 cups
1 ½ cups
3 cups
6/8 QT
8 cups
2 cups
4 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
2 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
3 ½ cups
5 cups
2 cups
3 cups
3 cups
4 cups
4 cups
1 cup
1 cup
1 ½ cups
3 cups
1 cup
3 cups
4 cups
3 cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
1 ½ cups
4 cups
2 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
2 ½ cups
4 cups
4 cups
5 cups
5 cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
6 cups
1 ½ cups
4 cups
5 cups
4 cups
2 cups
2 ½ cups
2 cups
5 cups
3 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 ½ cups
3 cups
4 cups
1 cup
3 cups
3 cups
2 cups
4 cups
5 cups
2 cups
4 cups
4 cups
2 ½ cups
MEAT AND POULTRY
MINUTES TO COOK
Beef, Corned - 3-4 in, thick. Follow pkg. directions for preparation for cooking
Beef Flank Steak
Beef Heart - Remove veins. Cover with salted water ½ hr. Drain.
Add fresh water and 1/4 cup vinegar. Cook.
Beef Liver – Slice. Cook on rack.
Beef Pot Roast (blade, chuck or rump) - 2-3 in. thick.
Beef Round Steak (Swiss) - ½ in.
Beef Short Ribs
Beef Stew - 1 in. pieces
Beef Tongue - Fresh or smoked - Cook. Cool in cooking liquid. Skin. Cured
(corned) - cover with water several hrs. Drain. Cook. Cool in cooking liquid. Skin.
Chicken (fried) – 2 ½-3 lbs.
Chicken (fricasseed) – ¾ lbs.
Chicken (stewed) - 4-5 lbs.
Ham (shank, uncooked) - 3-5 lbs.
Ham (picnic shoulder, uncooked) - 3-6 lbs.
Ham (slices, uncooked) - ½ in. slice
1 in. (2.5 cm) slice
2 in. (5 cm) slice
Lamb Shoulder – 3-6 lbs.
Lamb Steak - ½ in. thick
Lamb Stew - 1 in. pieces
Mutton (boiled) - 4-6 lbs.
Oxtails
Partridge
Pheasant
Pork Chops
Pork Shanks
Pork Shoulder - 2 ½ in. thick
Pork Spareribs
Rabbit
Squirrel
Turkey (same as chicken)
Veal Heart
Veal Shank
Veal Steak - ½ in. thick
Veal Stew - 1 in. pieces
Veal Tongue - See Beef Tongue (above)
Venison Pot Roast - ¾ in. thick
10 PSI
60
45
60
6
40-50
25-30
45-50
20-25
60
15
20-25
30-40
45-60
45-60
6-8
12-14
18-25
45-60
12
15
60
60
15
20-25
12
45
45-50
20
18-20
25-30
45
50-60
18-20
15
30
40-50
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4.2 FISH AND SEAFOOD
For all fish and seafood, reduce pressure instantly by placing cooker under cold water (faucet).
AMOUNT OF LIQUID
4 QT
1 cup
6/8 QT
2 cups
1 cups
2 cups
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
FISH AND SEAFOOD
MINUTES TO COOK
10 PSI
Fish Steaks - ¾ in, thick. Season with salt and pepper. Dip in flour. Brown in hot
shortening in cooker. Place steaks on rack. Add water. Cover and cook.
Steamed Fish - ¾ in. thick. Place water, sliced onion, bay leaf and parsley in cooker.
Season fish and place on rack in cooker. Cover and cook.
Finnan Haddie (Salt Cod) Cover with water and let stand 1 hour. Drain. Place in
cooker with water. Cover and cook. Flake fish and discard skin. Serve with white sauce.
Shrimp Wash shrimp. Place in cooker with water and lemon slice. Cover and cook.
Drain. Cover with cold water. Shell and clean
Lobster Tall Wash lobster tails. Place in cooker with water and salt. Cover and cook.
Plunge lobster tails in cold water and remove shells.
Clams Wash clams thoroughly in salted water, using a brush to scrub. The shells.
Cover clams with cold water and salt. Cover and cook. Strained clam liquid can be
used in clam chowder.
4-6
3-5
8
3-5
6-8
4-6
4.3 VEGETABLES – FRESH
• Compared with other cooking methods, many fresh vegetables require only about one third the cooking time.
The timetable is a good guide, but can only be approximate because of the variation in age and type of each
food.
• Quantity of water shown in chart should be used regardless of whether a cupful or a pan full of vegetables is to
be cooked. Be sure to reduce pressure instantly to prevent overcooking. If vegetables are wilted, soak for a few
minutes to restore moisture. They may be seasoned either before or after cooking.
• Those vegetables that have similar cooking times may be cooked together in the cooker and flavors will not
mingle. If desired, vegetables may be placed in individual metal or heatproof containers and placed on a metal
rack within bottom of cooker.
• Follow general directions for operation of the cooker given on page 8.
• For all vegetables, reduce pressure by placing cooker under cold water (faucet).
• To drain cooking water from vegetables, remove cover after pressure is reduced, slip out gasket, replace cover
without gasket and you have a perfect strainer. Food cannot slip out because cover is locked on.
AMOUNT OF LIQUID
4 QT
6/8 QT
2 cups
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
2 cups
3 cups
1 cup
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
12
FRESH VEGETABLES
MINUTES TO COOK
10 PSI
Artichoke-Wash, cut off tops and tie ends to hold shape.
Asparagus-Snap off tough ends. Remove scales. Wash.
Beans, Green or Wax - wash and cut.
Beans, Lima (fresh) - shell and wash.
Beets (small, whole)
Cut tops, leaving 1 in. stem and root. Wash.
Cook. Cool. Remove skin. Reheat for serving.
Beets (large, whole)
Same as small, whole beets, above.
Broccoli- Remove large outer leaves. Cut off tough part of stalk
Cut into strips. Wash.
Brussels Sprouts - wash.
15
2-2½
2-3
2
12
18
2-2½
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AMOUNT OF LIQUID
4 QT
6/8 QT
1 ½ cups
½ cups
½ cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
½ cup
½ cup
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
1 cup
1 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 ½ cups
1 cup
1 ½ cups
1 cup
2 cups
3 cups
3 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 cup
1 cup
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
½ cup
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
1 ½ cups
2 ½ cups
4 cups
4 cups
3 cups
3 cups
3 cups
2 cups
1 ½ cups
1 ½ cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
1 cup
2 cups
FRESH VEGETABLES
MINUTES TO COOK
10 PSI
Cabbage (shredded)-Remove wilted outer leaves. Quarter and shred in thin strips
Cabbage (wedges)-Use medium-size head. Cut in 2 or 3 in. wedges. Remove core.
Cabbage, Red (shredded)-Remove wilted outer leaves. Quarter cabbage
and shred in thin strips.
Carrots (sliced)-Wash and scrape. Slice or cut in strips.
Carrots (small, whole)-Wash and scrape. Slice or cut in strips.
Cauliflower (flowerets)-Cut off stem and leaves. Break into large flowerets. Wash.
Cauliflower (whole)-Cut off stem and leaves. Remove center of core, leaving only
enough to keep flowerets from falling off. Cook on rack.
Celery- Separate stalks. Wash well. With a knife, pull off tough fibers. Slice.
Corn (on the cob)-Remove husks and silk. Wash. Cook and rack.
Corn (whole kernel)-Remove husks and silk. Wash. Cut off cob.
Eggplant Wash, pare and cut into ½ in. cubes. Cook at once to prevent discoloration.
Kale or Collards-Wash well in several waters. Remove tough veins and cut in 2 in. pieces.
Kohlrabi-Wash and peel. Cut into ½ in. slices or 1 in. pieces.
Okra-Cut off and wash. Cut into ½ in. pieces.
Onions (sliced)
Onions (whole, medium)-Peel.
Parsnips (slices)-Peel, wash and cut in ½ slices.
Parsnips (halves)-Peel, wash and cut in halves. Cook on rack.
Peas-Shell and wash.
Potatoes (sliced)-Scrub, peel and slice.
Potatoes (medium, cut in halves)-Scrub, peel and cut in halves. Cook on rack.
Potatoes (medium, whole)-Scrub. Cook peeled or unpeeled. Cook on rack.
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams (quartered)-Wash, peel and quarter. Cook on rack.
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams (halves)-Wash, peel and cut in halves, lengthwise. Cook on rack.
Pumpkin-Cut in large pieces. Wash. Cook. Remove pulp and mash.
Rutabagas and Turnips-Peel and wash. Cut into ½ cubes or slices.
Sauerkraut
Spinach, Swiss Chard or Other Greens-Wash thoroughly in several waters.
Squash, Acorn-Wash. Cut in half and remove seeds. Cook on rack.
Squash, Hubbard-Wash. Remove seeds. Cut in pieces. Cook on rack.
Squash, Summer or Zucchini-Wash. Cut in pieces or slice. Cook on rack.
Tomatoes- Scald 1 min. Dip in cold water and peel.
Turnips-Peel and wash. Cut into ½ in. slices.
2-3
5-8
5
2½
4
2-3
2-3
3-5
5
3
3
4-6
4
3
3
7 - 10
2
7
2-3
2½
8
12 - 15
6
8 - 10
8 - 10
5
12
1
6-7
8 - 10
2-3
2½
5
4.4 VEGETABLES – DRIED
Dried vegetables will expand or puff-up during cooking. Never fill cooker more than ½ full when
cooking dried vegetables. Overfilling can plug vent tube and cause release of steam.
• Heat beans (not black-eyed peas or lentils) and water (2 cups water for 1 cup beans) to boiling in
cooker; boil 2 minutes.
• Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain; add necessary water. ADD 1 TABLESPOON
OIL TO PREVENT FROTHING. Bring up to pressure on high heat. Cook as directed.
• FOR ALL DRIED VEGETABLES, COOL COOKER NORMALLY FOR 5 MINUTES, THEN PLACE UNDER
FAUCET.
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AMOUNT OF LIQUID
4 QT
6/8 QT
3 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
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DRIED VEGETABLES
MINUTES TO COOK
10 PSI
Black-eyed Peas
Great Northern Beans
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans, large
Lima Beans, small
Navy Beans (chick-Pea)
Pea Beans
Pinto Beans
Soybeans
10
20
30
20
30
25
30
20
10
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CLEANING AND STORAGE
Before using your cooker for the first time, wash it thoroughly in hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly
and dry.
5.1 INTERIOR
To make cleaning easier, run warm water into your cooker immediately after removing food. Wash in
hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
5.2 EXTERIOR
Do not soak cover or pan in water or wash in the dishwasher, as this will dull the outside polished
finish. Clean the exterior occasionally with silver polish. The outside bottom of the pan may be
scoured with a steel wool pad if necessary.
5.3 GASKET
After each use, remove the gasket from the lid. Wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Then slip
the gasket back in place in the cover.
5.4 VENT TUBE
Clean and check the vent tube as described in Vent Tube Check page 9.
5.5 PRESSURE CONTROL
The pressure control should remain clean because it is “steam-cleaned” during use. However,
washing it in hot soapy water and rinsing will not harm it.
5.6 STORAGE
Store cooker with the lid off or upside-down on cooker. Do not store with cover and gasket closed
tight on pan.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How do I know when the pressure cooker is operating correctly?
As long as the cooker lid is closed, the lid handle is directly over the pan handle and the pressure
control is gently jiggling you can be sure the cooker is maintaining the proper internal pressure.
The pressure control never needs to be tested or adjusted for accuracy.
How does the pressure cooker work?
The pressure cooker produces pressure by heating water thereby generating steam (similar to
the steam that raises the lid of your conventional cooker). The pressure cooker keeps the steam
inside, allowing the excess to escape through the vent tube. The pressure control automatically
maintains a constant internal pressure.
If I use high heat will the food cook faster?
No. Using high heat for cooking will only waste energy and result in excessive loss of cooking
liquid (water). However you must use high heat to initially bring cooker up to pressure.
Why does steam escape from the overpressure valve at the beginning of the
operation?
At the start of cooking the internal pressure is low and not sufficient to activate the red center
piece of the overpressure valve. The purpose of this is to eliminate the cold air inside the cooker
at the start of cooking. However, if during cooking, steam continues to escape, make sure that
the overpressure valve is clean and the red center piece is in the correct position. Remember to
only open your cooker when the pressure is down. If the overpressure valve continues to leak,
replace with a new Mirro certified overpressure valve.
When should I change the rubber gasket?
The life span of your rubber gasket depends on the type of food and how frequently you use
your pressure cooker. If you notice steam escaping between the pan and the lid (as long as the
gasket and the lid are clean and properly installed), stretch the rubber gasket slightly and test it
again. Should the leakage continue, replace it with a new Mirro certified rubber gasket.
What should I do if, during cooking, steam stops coming out of the vent tube?
Turn off the heat and wait while your pressure cooker cools to room temperature. Open it and
remove the pressure control, check the vent tube against the light and clean it with a wire, check
the level of food and water (if in excess, remove part of it), close the lid correctly, replace the
pressure control and resume cooking.
What makes the rubber gasket stretch, shrink, swell or stiffen?
The stretching or swelling may occur when there is an accumulation of grease from food or
excessive oiling. Wash it thoroughly after each use. Stiffness or shrinkage is caused by pressure,
heat and age. If this occurs, replace it with a new Mirro certified gasket.
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When cooling my pressure cooker under the water tap, it whistles; is this dangerous?
While being cooled under water, the initial pressure is quickly reduced producing a vacuum. The
whistle is produced by the incoming air. This is normal and not dangerous.
What makes the cooker lid hard to close?
In a new cooker, the gasket is dry and often very snug fitting. Pressing down on the cover with one
hand, while you close the cooker with the other, will often help. You may lubricate the gasket with
cooking oil or shortening for the first two or three uses. Caution: Excessive lubrication will cause the
gasket to swell and not fit properly.
Why won’t my pressure cooker come up to pressure?
-Inadequate heat supply. Make sure your range is set on HIGH HEAT until pressure builds up.
-You are using the cooker on a ceramic or glass top range, which is not recommended.
-The bottom of the cooker is warped.
-Your range or burner is not flat and level.
-The gasket is bad (old, cracked, ripped, etc.) and needs to be replaced.
-The cover is not in a fully closed position. Remove the cooker from heat and cool. Turn the cover
clockwise until it stops to a handle-over-handle position (cover handle over pan handle).
-If the control is not seated correctly on the vent tube.
-If the cover handle is cracked. Replace with a new handle.
Can I use my pressure cooker on a flat top (glass or ceramic) range?
No. Our cookers are manufactured with a concave bottom, meaning a large area of the bottom is
not in contact with the heat source. This will prevent the transfer of heat and not allow the cooker
to come up to pressure if used on a flat top range.
If you have a question on the proper operation of your pressure cooker,
please email our Consumer Center at consumeraffairs@wearever.com.
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RECIPES
Beef Recipes
Barbequed Beef Short
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
3 lbs.
6 lbs.
2 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 cup
2 cups
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
2 tsp.
1 tbsp.
2 cup
3 ½ cups
Ribs
Ingredients
Beef Short Ribs
Bacon Drippings
Onion, sliced
Green Pepper, chopped
Catsup
Salt
Celery Seed
Brown Sugar
Lemon Juice
Dry Mustard
Water
1. Brown short ribs in drippings in pressure pan. Pour off excess fat.
2. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over meat.
3. Cover and cook 40 – 50 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool pan normally for 5 minutes, then place pan under faucet.
5. Thicken sauce with 1 tablespoon flour mixed with ¼ cup water for each cup of sauce.
Porcupine Meatballs
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 lb.
2 lbs.
½ cup
1 cup
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
1 10½oz. can 2 10½oz. cans
1 cup
1 ½ cups
Ingredients
Ground Beef
Uncooked Rice
Onion, minced
Salt
Pepper
Tomato Soup
Water
1. Combine meat, rice, onion, salt and pepper. Form into balls.
2. Mix soup and water in pressure pan.
3. Drop meatballs in pan.
4. Cover and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles. Cool pan normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Beef Stew
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ lbs.
3 lbs.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
3 cups
3 ½ cups
½ cup
1 cup
4
8
4
8
Ingredients
Beef Stew Meat – 1 inch cubes
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Water
Onions, chopped
Carrots, whole
Potatoes, medium, cut in halves
1. Brown beef in fat in cooker. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Add water.
2. Cover and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
3. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Add remaining ingredients.
4. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
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Beef Pot Roast
Serves 4 – 5 Serves 8 – 10
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
2 lbs.
4 lbs.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 ½ tsp.
1 tbsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
2
4
2 cups
2 ½ cups
Ingredients
Beef Pot Roast 2-3 inches thick
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Onions, medium, sliced
Water
1. Brown beef in fat in cooker.
2. Season with salt and peppers. Add onions and water.
3. Cover and cook 45-60 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
Flank Steak with Dressing
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
1 steak
2 steaks
Flank Steak (2lbs.)
Dressing:
¾ cup
1 ½ cups
Sausage meat
1 apple
2 apples
Apple, peeled and sliced
1 ½ cups
3 cups
Dried Bread Crumbs
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Onion, minced
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Salt
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
Fat
1 ½ cup
2 cup
Water
1. Heat sausage meat in fry pan. Pour off excess fat.
2. Add other dressing ingredients.
3. Trim edges of steak and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Spread dressing over flank steak, roll it up loosely and tie it securely.
5. Brown steak on all sides in fat in cooker.
6. Add water, cover, and cook for 45 minutes after control jiggles.
7. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes and then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
Braised Pepper Steak
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 (about 1 ½ lbs)
2 (about 3 lbs)
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
1 4-oz. can
2 4-oz. cans
2 cups
4 cups
1
2
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1
2
1 ½ tbsp.
3 tbsp.
½ cup
1 cup
Ingredients
Flank Steak – cut in ¼ in. strips
Fat
Mushrooms
Water
Beef Bouillon Cube
Soy Sauce
Sugar
Garlic Salt
Pepper
Green Pepper – strips
Flour
Water
1. Brown steak strips in fat in cooker (brown about a third of the strips at a time).
2. Add mushrooms, water, bouillon cube(s), soy sauce, sugar, garlic salt and pepper.
3. Cover and cook for 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
4. Add green pepper strips. Cover and cook an additional 3 minutes. Reduce pressure instantly.
5. Mix flour and water together, add and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Serve over buttered noodles.
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Chili Con
Serves 4 – 5
4 Qt.
1 lb.
½ cup
1 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
1 cup
1 tsp.
½ tsp.
1 – 2 tsp.
1 1lb. Can
Carne
Serves 8 – 10
6 / 8 Qt.
2 lbs.
1 cup
2 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
2 cups
2 tsp.
1 tsp.
2- 4 tsp.
2 1lb. Cans
Ingredients
Ground Beef
Onion, chopped
Fat
Green Pepper, chopped
Canned Tomatoes
Salt
Paprika
Chili Powder
Kidney Beans, drained (reserve liquid)
1. In cooker, brown beef and onion in fat. Pour off excess fat.
2. Add remaining ingredients except kidney beans. Add enough water to reserved bean liquid to measure 3 cups. (Use 6 cups for 6 / 8 Qt.
recipe.) Add to cooker. Break up tomatoes.
3. Cover and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
5. Add kidney beans and simmer a few minutes.
Beef Stroganoff
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 lb.
2 lbs.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 4oz. can 2 4oz. cans
1
2
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
2 tsp.
4 tsp.
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
½ cup
1 cup
Ingredients
Beef Stew Meat, 1 in. pieces
Flour
Fat
Mushrooms, drained (reserve liquid)
Onions, medium, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Ground Marjoram
Dry Mustard
Catsup
Dairy Sour Cream
1. Roll beef in flour. Brown in hot fat in cooker.
2. Add enough water to reserved mushroom liquid to measure 1 ½ cups or 3 cups for the 6 / 8 Qt. recipe.
3. Add mushrooms, mushroom-water mixture and remaining ingredients except sour cream to cooker.
4. Cover and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
6. Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve with noodles.
Hungarian Goulash
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ lbs.
3 lbs.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
2
3
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
½
1
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
3 cups
6 cups
4
8
4
8
2
4
1 cup
2 cups
20
Ingredients
Beef Stew Meat, 1 in. pieces
Fat
Onions, medium, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Bay Leaf
Ground Marjoram
Water
Potatoes, medium, whole
Carrots, medium, cut lengthwise
Turnips, cut in halves
Green Pepper, chopped
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1. In cooker, brown beef in fat.
2. Add onions, salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaf, marjoram and water.
3. Cover and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
5. Place remaining ingredients on a metal rack over beef.
6. Cover and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
7. Prepare gravy recipe.
Stuffed Green Peppers
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
4
8
¾ lb.
1 ½ lbs.
1/3 cup
2/3 cup
1 tsp.
1 ½ tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1
2
1/3 cup
2/3 cup
1 10oz. can 2 10oz. cans
1 ½ cups
3 cups
Ingredients
Green Peppers
Ground Beef
Rice, cooked
Salt
Pepper
Egg
Onion, chopped
Tomato Soup
Water
1. Remove seeds and wash peppers.
2. Mix beef, rice, salt, pepper, egg, onion and 1/3 cup soup (2/3 in 6 / 8 Qt. recipe)
3. Stuff peppers lightly and place on a metal rack in cooker. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon soup. Mix remaining soup and water; pour
into cooker.
4. Cover and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
2 lbs.
4 lbs.
Corned Beef Brisket
3 cups
4 cups
Water
4
8
Carrots
4
8
Potatoes, medium, cut in halves
4
8
Cabbage wedges
4
8
Onions, small, whole
1. Place corned beef in cooker. Add water.
2. Cover and cook 60 minutes after control jiggles.
3. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
4. Add remaining ingredients.
5. Cover and cook 8 – 10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
Swiss Steak with Pickled Onions
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
¼ cup
1/3 cup
Flour
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Salt
Dash
¼ tsp.
Pepper
1 ½ lbs.
3 lbs.
Round Steak, ½ in. thick
2 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
Fat
10 oz.
20 oz.
Pickled Onions, drained (reserve liquid)
1. Mix flour, salt and pepper.
2. Cut steak into individual servings; coat with flour mixture.
3. Brown in hot fat in cooker.
4. Add enough water to onion liquid to measure 1 ½ cups. Use 3 cups for 6 / 8 Qt. recipe. Add onions and onion-water mixture to cooker.
5. Cover and cook for 35 minutes after control jiggles.
6. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe
.
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Beef Vegetable Dinner
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
¾ lb.
1 ½ lbs.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
½ cup
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
1 8oz. can 2 8oz. cans
¼ cup
½ cup
1 cup
2 cups
Ingredients
Beef (Boneless Chuck, Tip or Round)
Fat
Onion, chopped
Green Pepper, chopped
Salt
Chili Powder
Pepper
Whole Kernel Corn (reserve liquid)
Tomato Soup
Catsup
Wide Noodles, uncooked
1. Cut beef into 1 x ¼ in. pieces. Brown in fat in cooker.
2. Add enough water to reserved corn liquid to measure 2 cups (4 cups in 6/8 Qt. recipe). Add water mixture and all other ingredients to cooker.
3. Cover and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Gravy
4 Qt.
1 cup
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
6 / 8 Qt.
2 cups
¼ cup
½ cup
Ingredients
Broth (liquid from cooked meat)
Flour
Cold Water
1. Skim excess fat from broth.
2. Mix flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into broth.
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until gravy is smooth and thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
Pork
Stuffed Pork Chops
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ cups
3 cups
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
4
8
¾ tsp.
1 ½ tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
10 ½ oz. can 2 10 ½ oz. can
1 cup
2 cup
Ingredients
Bread Cubes
Butter or Margarine
Parsley, chopped
Pork Chops, 1 to 1 ½ in. thick with pocket cut along side
Salt
Pepper
Fat
Consomme
Water
1. Brown bread cubes in butter. Mix with parsley.
2. Stuff chops with bread mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Brown chops in fat in cooker.
4. Place chops on rack in cooker. Add consommé and water.
5. Cover and cook 12 – 15 minutes after control jiggles.
6. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
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Spareribs, Sauerkraut and Potatoes
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt. Ingredients
2 ½ lbs.
5 lbs.
Spareribs
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Fat
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Salt
Dash
¼ tsp.
Pepper
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
Sauerkraut, drained
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Brown Sugar
4
8
Potatoes, medium, whole
1 ¼ cups
3 cups
Water
1. Brown ribs in fat in cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Put sauerkraut in bottom of cooker and sprinkle with brown sugar.
3. Place ribs and potatoes over sauerkraut. Add water.
4. Cover and cook 20 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Serves 4
4, 6 & 8 Qt.
Ingredients
3
Potatoes, medium
3 tbsp.
Flour
¾ tsp.
Salt
¼ tsp.
Pepper
1 cup
Ham, cooked, cubed
2 tbsp.
Onion, chopped
2 tbsp.
Butter or Margarine
1 cup
Milk
1. Cut potatoes in thin slices. Mix flour, salt and pepper.
2. In greased 1 ½ metal or heatproof glass bowl, arrange 3 layers of potatoes and ham, sprinkling each layer of potatoes with part of flour
mixture and dotting with butter.
3. Pour milk over potatoes and cover bowl with foil.
4. Pour 2 cup water in cooker. Use 3 cups for 6 / 8 Qt. recipe. Place bowl on a metal rack in cooker.
5. Cover and cook 20 minutes after control jiggles.
6. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
7. Garnish potatoes, if desired, with paprika, chopped parsley or grated cheddar cheese.
Pork Chops and Browned Rice
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
4
8
Pork Chops – ½ in. thick
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Fat
1 cup
2 cups
Rice, uncooked
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
Tomatoes
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Salt
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Pepper
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Chili Powder
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
Onions, chopped
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
Green Pepper, chopped
2 cups
4 cups
Water
1. Brown chops in fat in cooker. Remove.
2. Place rice in hot fat. Stir constantly until browned.
3. Add tomatoes (with liquid) and remaining ingredients. Stir well, breaking up tomatoes. Add pork chops and water.
4. Cover and bring to pressure over moderate heat. Cook 12 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
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Chow Mein
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
¾ lb.
1 ½ lbs.
¾ lb.
1 ½ lbs.
2 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
2 cups
4 cups
2
4
3 cups
6 cups
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
½ cup
1 cup
¼ cup
½ cup
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
½ cup
1 cup
1 8oz. can 2 8oz. cans
Ingredients
Pork, cubed
Beef, cubed
Fat
Water
Onions, medium, sliced
Celery, diced
Salt
Pepper
Cornstarch
Water
Soy Sauce
Bean Sprouts, drained
Mushrooms, sliced
Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced
1. Brown meat in fat in cooker.
2. Add water, onions, salt and pepper.
3. Cover and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
5. Mix cornstarch and water. Gradually stir into meat mixture. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
6. Add remaining ingredients. Serve on hot rice.
Rice
The best way to pressure cook rice is in an uncovered mold or pan, set on a metal rack in cooker.
Rice
Water Salt
Minutes to Cook after Control Jiggles
Long Grain Rice
1 cup
1 ½ cups 1 tsp.
15
Long Grain Brown Rice ½ cup 1 ½ cups ½ tsp.
35
Wild Rice
½ cup 1 ¼ cups ¼ tsp.
40
1. Place rice, water and salt in greased 1Qt mold.
2. Place on a metal rack in cooker. Add 4 cups water.
3. Cover and cook.
4. Reduce pressure instantly and remove rice from mold.
Veal – Lamb – Poultry – Game
Irish Stew
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ lbs.
3 lbs.
2 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
3 cups
4 cups
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
½ cup
1 cup
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
2 cups
Ingredients
Lamb Stew Meat – 1 in. pieces
Fat
Water
Salt
Paprika
Celery Seed
Onion, chopped
Turnips, sliced
Carrots, sliced
Potatoes, sliced
Parsnips, sliced
1. Brown lamb in fat in cooker. Add water and seasonings.
2. Cover and cook 8 minutes after control jiggles.
3. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Add vegetables.
4. Cover and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
5. Prepare gravy recipe.
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Veal Scallopini
Serves 4 – 5 Serves 8 – 10
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ¼ lbs.
2 ½ lbs.
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
3 tbsp.
5 tbsp.
1
2
1
2
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
3 cups
6 cups
½ cup
1 cup
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
Ingredients
Veal Steak – ½ in. thick
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Fat
Garlic Clove, minced
Onion, medium sliced
Dry Mustard
Tomato Juice
Mushrooms, sliced
Parsley, chopped
1. Cut veal into serving pieces.
2. Mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika; coat veal.
3. Brown veal in hot fat in cooker. Add remaining ingredients except mushrooms and parsley.
4. Cover and cook 12 – 15 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes; then place under faucet.
6. Stir in mushrooms and parsley; heat through.
Chicken Paprika
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1
2
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
3 cups
4 cups
1
2
1 cup
2 cups
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Cut chicken into individual servings.
Mix salt, pepper, paprika and flour; coat chicken.
Brown in hot fat in cooker. Place on a metal rack.
Slowly add water and bouillon cube.
Cover and cook 12 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Stir in sour cream; heat through.
Fried Chicken
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1
2
¼ cup
½ cup
1 ½ tsp.
1 tbsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
1
2
2 cups
2 ½ cups Water
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Ingredients
Chicken – 2 ½ - 3 lbs.
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Flour
Fat
Water
Chicken Bouillon Cube
Dairy Sour Cream
Ingredients
Chicken – 2 ½ - 3 lbs.
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Fat
Onion, small, cut in halves
Cut chicken into individual servings.
Mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika; coat chicken.
Brown in hot fat in cooker. Add onion and water. Place chicken on a metal rack in cooker.
Cover and cook 12 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Place chicken under the oven broiler for a few minutes to crisp. Prepare gravy recipe.
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Venison Pot Roast
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
2 lbs.
4 lbs.
2 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
2 cups
2 ½ cups
1
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ingredients
Venison Pot Roast – 4 in. thick
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Water
Clove Garlic, minced
Brown venison in fat in cooker. Pour off excess fat.
Season with salt and pepper. Add water and garlic.
Cover and cook for 30 – 40 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Prepare gravy recipe. Serve very hot.
Fish, Seafood and Vegetables
Fish with
Serves 4
4 Qt.
1
3
1
1
1 ½ cups
1 ½ lbs.
1 tsp.
Dash
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
3 tbsp.
1/3 cup
¼ tsp.
Sweet-Sour Sauce
Serves 8
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
2
Onions, sliced
6
Carrots, sliced
2
Bay Leaf
2
Parsley Sprigs
3 cups
Water
3 lbs.
Fish (haddock, pike, trout)
2 tsp.
Salt
¼ tsp.
Pepper
¼ cup
Butter or Margarine
2 tbsp.
Flour
1/3 cup
Brown Sugar
2/3 cup
Vinegar
½ tsp.
Salt
1. Place onion, carrots, bay leaf, parsley and water in cooker. Place fish on rack in cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Cover and cook 2 – 4 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
3. Place fish on hot platter. Force onions and carrots through a coarse sieve or puree in blender; add to strained broth.
4. Brown butter. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar, vinegar and salt.
5. Pour over fish. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Perch or
Serves 4
4 Qt.
1 ½ lbs.
2 tbsp.
1 ½ tsp.
Dash
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
¼ cup
2 tbsp.
½ cup
¼ tsp.
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Halibut Steak
Serves 8
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
3 lbs.
Perch or Halibut
4 tbsp.
Butter or Margarine
1 tbsp.
Salt
¼ tsp.
Pepper
4 tbsp.
Onion, chopped
2 tbsp.
Parsley, chopped
½ cup
Water for frozen fish
OR
OR
1 cup
Water for fresh fish
4 tbsp.
Flour
1 cup
Water
½ tsp.
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1. Cut fish into individual servings.
2. Brown fish in hot fat in bottom of cooker. Place fish on a metal rack.
3. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with onions. Add water.
4. Cover and cook 4 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally. Remove fish and place on hot platter.
6. Thicken liquid with flour mixed with cold water. Stir until smooth. Add salt and parsley.
Shrimp Curry
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 lb.
2 lbs.
2 tbsp.
4 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
4 tbsp.
1 ¼ cups
2 ½ cups
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Ingredients
Shrimp
Fat
Flour
Hot Milk
Salt
Paprika
Onion, minced
Curry Powder
Lemon Juice
1. Cook shrimp according to chart directions.
2. Melt fat in saucepan. Blend in flour.
3. Add hot milk slowly, stirring constantly.
4. Add remainder of ingredients and cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly.
5. Add shrimp and serve over cooked rice.
Shrimp Creole
Serves 6
Serves 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
½ lb.
1 lb.
½ cup
1 cup
½ cup
1 cup
1
2
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
1 8oz. can 2 8oz. cans
1 ½ tsp.
1 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
½ tsp.
1 tsp.
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Dash
Dash
½ cup
1 cup
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
½ cup
1 cup
Ingredients
Cooked or Canned Shrimp
Onion, diced
Celery, diced
Garlic Clove, minced
Fat
Tomatoes
Tomato Sauce
Salt
Sugar
Chili Powder
Worcestershire Sauce
Red Pepper Sauce
Green Pepper, diced
Cornstarch
Water
1. Cook shrimp according to direction table.
2. Cook onion, celery and garlic in fat in cooker until tender but not brown.
3. Add tomatoes (with liquid), tomato sauce, seasonings, green pepper and shrimp.
4. Cover and cook 3 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
5. Mix cornstarch and water. Gradually stir into Creole. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Serve over rice.
Baked Beans
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 lb.
2 lbs.
4 cups
8 cups
3 slices
6 slices
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
¼ cup
½ cup
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
Dash
Ingredients
Dried Navy Beans
Water
Bacon or Salt Pork, cut in 2 inch pieces
Onion, chopped
Molasses or Syrup
Brown Sugar
Dry Mustard
Salt
Pepper
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1. Heat beans and water to boiling in cooker; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
2. Drain beans, reserving liquid. Add enough water to bean liquid to measure 4 cups. Use 8 cups for 6 / 8 Qt recipe.
3. Stir bacon and onion into beans. Mix bean liquid and remaining ingredients; pour over beans.
4. Cover and cook 25 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Spicy Red Cabbage
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
½ cup
1 cup
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
5 cups
10 cups
1 cup
2 cups
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
¾ cup
1 ½ cups
1 tsp.
1 ½ tsp.
½ cup
2/3 cup
¾ tsp.
1 ½ tsp.
¼ tsp.
½ tsp.
2 tbsp.
¼ cup
Ingredients
Raisins
Bacon Fat, Butter or Margarine
Red Cabbage, shredded
Apples, sliced
Cider Vinegar
Onion, chopped
Mixed Spices, tied in wet cheesecloth
Water
Salt
Pepper
Sugar
1. Place all ingredients in cooker.
2. Cover and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
3. Remove spices.
Hubbard
Serves 4
4 Qt.
2 cups
½ tsp.
Dash
2 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
Squash
Serves 8
6 / 8 Qt.
4 cups
1 tsp.
Dash
¼ cup
¼ cup
¼ cup
Ingredients
Squash, cooked
Salt
Pepper
Bacon Drippings
Brown Sugar
Orange Juice
1. Cook squash according to chart directions.
2. Scrape squash from shell and mash it.
3. Add other ingredients and heat squash thoroughly.
Two-Minute Vegetable
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ cups
1 cup
1 small
1 large
½ lb.
1 lb.
4
8
1 small
1 large
1 tsp.
1 ½ tsp.
3 tbsp.
6 tbsp.
Plate
Ingredients
Water
Cauliflower, broken in large flowerets
Green Beans, cut in halves
Carrots, medium, quartered and cut lengthwise
Bunch Broccoli, stems cut in quarters
Salt
Browned Butter or Margarine
1. Put water in cooker with a metal rack.
2. Place vegetables on rack. Season with salt.
3. Cover and cook 2 – 3 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure instantly.
4. Arrange vegetables on large serving plate. Serve with hot browned butter.
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Vegetable Soup
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
1 ½ lbs.
3 lbs.
1 small
1 medium
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
1 ½ qt.
2 ½ qt.
½ cup
1 cup
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
2 cups
½ cup
1 cup
Ingredients
Soup Meat and Bone
Onion, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Water
Carrots, sliced
Canned Tomatoes
Green Beans, cut up
Celery, diced
1. Place soup meat and bone, onion, salt, pepper and water in cooker.
2. Cover and cook 50 minutes after control jiggles.
3. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
4. Remove bone and meat. Strain broth. Return broth and meat only to cooker.
5. Add vegetables.
6. Cover and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles.
7. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Chicken Gumbo
Serves 4
Serves 8
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
2 ½ lbs.
3 ½ lbs.
¼ cup
¼ cup
½ tsp.
½ tsp.
¼ tsp.
¼ tsp.
2 tbsp.
4 tbsp.
¼ cup
½ cup
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 ½ tbsp.
3 tbsp.
1 ¼ cups
2 ½ cups
3 cups
5 cups
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
1 cup
2 cups
¾ cup
1 ½ cups
Ingredients
Chicken
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Fat
Onion, chopped
Parsley, chopped
Pimiento, chopped
Tomatoes
Water
Salt
Okra
Rice, cooked
1. Cut chicken into pieces for serving and dredge in flour, salt and pepper.
2. Brown well in cooker with onion in hot fat.
3. Add parsley, pimiento, tomatoes, water and salt.
4. Cover and cook for 25 minutes after control jiggles. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes and then place under faucet.
5. Add okra and cooked rice and simmer for 5 minutes.
Clam Chowder
Serves 4 – 6 Serves 8 – 12
4 Qt.
6 / 8 Qt.
¼ lb.
½ lb.
½ cup
1 cup
1 tsp.
2 tsp.
Dash
¼ tsp.
2 ½ cups
4 cups
1 1lb. can
2 1lb. cans
1 cup
2 cups
1 6.5oz. can 2 6.5oz. cans
Ingredients
Salt Pork, diced
Onion, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Water
Tomatoes
Potatoes, diced
Clams
1. Cook and stir salt pork in cooker until pork is crisp. Pour off excess fat.
2. Add onion, salt, pepper, water, tomatoes (with liquid) and potatoes. Break up tomatoes.
3. Cover and cook 6 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
5. Add clams (with liquid). Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme.
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Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
2 tbsp.
Butter, melted
¼ cup
Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 oz.
Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 lb.
Cream Cheese, room temp
¾ cup
Granulated Sugar
½ cup
Sour Cream
2 tbsp.
Flour
2 tsp.
Vanilla Extract
3
Large Eggs
1
Egg Yolk, beaten
2 cups
Water
1. Wrap foil tightly around the bottom of the 7-inch springform pan. Mix melted butter with graham cracker crumbs. Press mixture into
springform pan.
2. Melt the chocolate chips, being careful not to overcook or burn the chocolate. Cool the chocolate to room temperature.
3. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth with an electric mixer on medium.
4. Add sour cream, flour and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
5. Add eggs and yolk one at a time, beating well after each egg.
6. Pour half of the mixture in a different bowl and fold in chocolate until smooth.
7. Add cheesecake batter in 4 layers, alternating between plain cheesecake and chocolate cheesecake batter.
8. Take a knife and run through layers for a swirling effect.
9. Butter a piece of foil and place butter side down to cover the top half of the springform pan.
10. Place rack in pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water. Place springform pan onto the rack.
11. Cover and cook 25 minutes after control jiggles.
12. Cool naturally for 20 minutes.
13. Lift springform pan out of cooker and let stand 5 minutes.
14. Unwrap foil and blot any excess water off top of cake.
15. Run a knife around the pan, preventing the cheesecake from sticking to the sides.
16. Cool completely.
17. Remove sides of pan and cover cheesecake with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 – 8 hours.
Rice Pudding
6 / 8 Qt.
Ingredients
2 tbsp.
Butter
4 cups
2% Milk
1 ½ cups
Rice, medium-grain
1 cup
Granulated Sugar
½ tsp.
Salt
½ cup
Dried Cranberries or Raisins
2 tsp.
Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp.
Ground Cinnamon
1. Butter inside of cooker.
2. In cooker, stir together milk, rice, sugar and salt.
3. Cover and cook for 10 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Remove from heat. Reduce pressure instantly.
5. Check to make sure rice is fully cooked. If it is not, put the lid back on and let stand for 15 minutes.
6. Add dried cranberries, vanilla and cinnamon to rice mixture, stirring well.
7. Serve warm or chilled. Top each serving with a splash of milk or cream.
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