Mirro Pressure Cooker & Canners Instructions
Manual & Recipe Book
Congratulations on your choice!
Your MIRRO or
Pressure Cooker/ Canner was carefully developed by Designers, Technicians
and Cooking Instructors with the goal of making your daily routine more efficient and dynamic. We call
your attention especially to the Safety Systems, which have resulted in an harmonious set by marrying
Technology, Functionality and Beauty. Since Pressure Cookers work differently than conventional cookers,
your Pressure Cooker/ Canner REQUIRES THAT YOU PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE USE AND SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: Improper use can result in burns and injury. Read and follow instructions before
use.
TABLE of CONTENTS
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Important Safeguards – Pg 2
How to Open and Close – Pg 3
Features of Your Pressure Cooker/ Canner – pg 4
How to Use Your Pressure Cooker/ Canner – Pg 5
Steam Leakage – Pg 7
How to Clean Your Pressure Cooker/ Canner – Pg 7
Safety Systems – Pg 8
Replacement Parts – Pg 9
How to Identify Your Pressure Cooker/ Canner – Pg
10
Certificate of Warranty – Pg 11
Questions and Answers – Pg 11
Cooking Timetables – Pg 12
o Meat and Poultry – Pg 13
o Fish and Seafood – Pg 14
o Fresh Vegetables – Pg 15
o Dried Vegetables – Pg 17
Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker/ Canner
o Beef – Pg 17
o Pork – Pg 23
o Fish and Seafood – Pg 26
o Veal, Lamb, Poultry and Game – Pg 28
o Vegetables and Soups – Pg 31
Canning
o How to – Pg 34
o Charts – Pg 36
o Meat and Fish – Pg 37
o Vegetables – Pg 38
o Fruit – Pg 40
o Syrup for Fruit – Pg 41
o Problems – Pg 42
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING YOUR
PRESSURE COOKER/ CANNER, SINCE ITS INCORRECT USE CAN RESULT IN BURNS AND OTHER
SERIOUS ACCIDENTS.
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Important Safeguards
When using pressure cookers, basic safety precautions should always be followed. If you have a question
on the proper operation of your pressure cooker please call our Consumer Center at 1-800-527-7727.
1. Read all instructions before using your pressure cooker.
2. Before each use make sure the vent tube is clear. Remove the pressure control and
place the lid against the light to make sure that the tube is clear. If plugged clean all holes
with a piece of wire. See Vent Tube Check.
3. Never cook APPLESAUCE, CRANBERRIES, PEARL BARLEY, SPLIT PEASE, RHUBARB,
NOODLES, MACARONI, SPAGHETTI or OTHER PASTA, OATMEAL or OTHER CEREALS
in a pressure cooker. These foods tend to foam, froth and splutter, and can plug the vent
tube.
WARNING: If the vent tube is plugged, the overpressure devices can open and spray
scalding hot steam and food. Keep head and face away from cooker. See How to Use Your
Pressure Cooker.
4. 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.
WARNING: Overfilling the cooker can plug the vent tube causing a release of scalding
steam from the overpressure devices. See How to Use Your Pressure Cooker.
5. This appliance cooks under pressure. make absolutely sure your pressure cooker is properly
closed before placing on heat. The cooker is closed when the lid handle is directly
over the handle of the pan.
WARNING: Improper closure of the lid can cause the lid to be thrown from the pan. See
How to Open and Close.
6. If the overpressure devices release, protect yourself from the steam and turn off heat and
allow the cooker to cool. The reusable overpressure plug may be reset. If the gasket has
blown out of the overpressure window replace with a new gasket. Do not reuse.
7. Never try to open your pressure cooker until the cooker is thoroughly cool and the internal
pressure is down. When the pressure is down the lid should turn easily. Never try to force
open the lid if it seems locked tight. See Food Removal.
8. 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.
9. Supervise children closely when using your pressure cooker near children. Keep handles
turned toward the inside of the stove.
10. Always remove the gasket before using the cooker as a conventional (non Pressurized)
covered pan without the pressure control. If you leave the gasket in, some pressure can
develop in the cooker. Without the gasket, no pressure will develop.
11. 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.
12. Never use your pressure Cooker for pressure frying with oil and never "broast" (pressure
cook with oil or shortening instead of water) in your cooker.
13. Do not touch hot metal surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Be extremely careful when moving
a pressure cooker full of hot liquids.
Save these instructions.
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How to Open and Close
To Close
Find OPEN-CLOSE on top of the lid located left of the lid
handle. Turn and place lid so the arrow is pointing toward the
center of the pan handle, Fig. A. next turn the lid clockwise,
Fig. B, until the handle on the lid is directly over the
handle on the pan, Fig .C.
To Open
To open, turn the lid counterclockwise, Fig. D, until the arrow
OPEN-CLOSE points to the center of the Pan Handle, lifting
the lid to open, Fig .E. Practice this operation several times
until you master it. If the lid is hard to turn, lubricate the
Rubber Gasket with cooking oil. Excessive lubrication may
deform the Rubber Gasket. Do not lubricate the Rubber
Gasket after the third time you've used your Pressure Cooker.
Whenever the cooker is in use or under pressure, the handle
on the lid must always be over the handle on the pan. Never
use force to open and never open when under pressure.
Consult How to Use Your Pressure Cooker.
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Features of Your Pressure Cooker
1. - SINGLE PRESSURE CONTROL Keeps internal pressure steady, it is an automatic
cooking control, operating at a pressure of 10 PSI (pounds per square inch). Included with
4.2 & 6 Qt. Models.
a. - SELECTIVE PRESSURE CONTROL Keeps internal pressure steady, allowing the selection
of 3 cooking pressures: 5, 10 and 15 PSI. To disassemble the Selective Pressure Control,
turn the knob keeping the rest of the assembly fixed, until the notches of the knob are
aligned with the notches of the assembly, thus releasing the components of the control.
Included with 8, 12 & 22 Qt. Models.
b. -VENT TUBE Fastened to the center of the lid, having holes allowing for the release of
steam. The Single Pressure Control or Selective Pressure Control is connected to the top.
c. - PAN AND LID HANDLES Allow the opening and closing of your Pressure Cooker as well
as it's handling. If handles become loose tighten with a screw driver.
- REUSABLE OVERPRESSURE PLUG It will release if the vent tube becomes plugged and the
cooker develops too much pressure. The red pin in the center pushed out, releasing steam
(Fig. A) on page 7.
d. - SAFETY WINDOW This is an additional feature that will release if the vent tube and
reusable overpressure plug becomes plugged and the cooker develops too much pressure.
The rubber gasket will push out from the lid opening releasing the steam.
e. - RUBBER GASKET Fitted inside the lid, it's function is to seal the lid of the pan of the
Pressure Cooker.
f. - SAFETY LOCKS Located on the lid and pan are locking lags, this feature prevents the
opening of the lid of your pressure cooker when pressurized.
g. - SPRING SAFETY DEVICE Located in the lid handle or lid. Its function is to prevent the
pressurization of your cooker before being closed.
h. - COOKING RACK To prevent food from sticking to the bottom of the cooker and to place
jars off the bottom of the 8, 12 and 22 Qt. canners.
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Never Cook APPLESAUCE, CRANBERRIES, PEARL BARLEY, SPLIT PEAS, RHUBARB, NOODLES,
MACARONI, SPAGHETTI or OTHER PASTA, OATMEAL or OTHER CEREALS in a Pressure Cooker.
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How to use your Pressure Cooker
VENT TUBE CHECK Pick up the lid of your Pressure Cooker
remove the Pressure Control and hold the lid against the
light to verify if the Vent Tube is clear. In the event it is
blocked, clean it with a wire along with all other holes
located inside the cover. Look again against the light to
make sure that it is clean. After cleaning, place Pressure
Control on top of Vent Tube.
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.
COOKING Place the cooker on high heat until the Pressure Control begins to release
steam. The Pressure Control will rock or jiggle when the cooker reaches its pressure.
Lower the heat so that the pressure control rocks gently. Generally a setting of
'medium' or 'low' will be right. Count cooking time from the first jiggle of the Pressure
Control. See Cooking Time Table, page 14 for approximate cooking times.
Caution: Never beat a spoon or other utensil on the rim of the pan. Any denting of
the rim can prevent a good gasket seal causing steam leakage.
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 (Fig. A), 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 - for canning
Let the cooker cool slowly to room temperature.
This will take 30-40 minutes for a small cooker,
45-60 minutes for the largest canner.
3. combination - for meats and dried vegetables
Let the cooker cool normally at room temperature for 5 min, then place the cooker under
cold water to reduce the remaining pressure.
As the pressure is reduced, air will re-enter the cooker and you will hear a
hissing or squealing sound. After you have cooled the cooker, raise the
Pressure Control with a fork (Fig. B) to make sure the pressure is down and
if it is, remove the pressure control. If steam escapes , the pressure is not
down. Continue to cool the cooker with cold water until the pressure is
down. Open the cover by turning the cover counter clockwise until the
OPEN-CLOSE arrow points to the center of the pan handle. When pressure is
down cover should turn easily. Warning: Never tug or force the cover
open. Pressure may not be down. Continue to cool cooker.
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Steam Leakage
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 he lid heats up, the water will disappear.
STEAM ESCAPE AROUND RIM OF LID Water trapped inside the handle or
between the gasket and cover will escape as steam when the cooker is heated up.
The steam should stop as the pressure builds up. If it does not stop, turn the heat
off and cool the cooker. 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 it's original size gently stretch it and start over. If
gasket continues to leak, replace it. Do not use your Pressure Cooker if steam is
constantly leaking from the rim of the lid.
STEAM ESCAPES THROUGH THE REUSABLE OVERPRESSURE PLUG OR SAFTEY WINDOW Consult
Safety Systems.
How to Clean your Pressure Cooker
Before using your Pressure Cooker for the first time, wash it thoroughly in hot soapy water. Rinse
thoroughly and dry.
INTERIOR To make cleaning easier, run warm water into your
after removing food. Wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and
cooker immediately
dry.
EXTERIOR Do not soak cover or pan in water or wash in the
will dull the outside polished finish. Clean the exterior occasionally
The outside bottom of the pan may be scoured with a steel wool pad
dishwasher, as this
with silver polish.
if necessary.
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.
VENT TUBE Clean and check the vent tube as described in Vent Tube Check
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.
STORAGE Store cooker with the lid off or upside down on cooker. DO not store with cover and gasket
closed tight on pan.
SPRING SAFETY After each use, clean the spring safety device with hot soapy water and rinse. Also,
check the function of the safety device as described on 'SPRING SAFETY DEVICE'.
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Safety Systems
YOUR PRESSURE COOKER COMES WITH FOUR SAFETY SYSTEMS ESPECIALLY DEVELOPED FOR
YOUR PROTECTION. READ CAREFULLY.
1. SAFETY LOCKS The locks prevent opening the cooker while
under pressure. Never force the cover to open. Make sure the
pressure is down by cooling the cooker under cold water. With the
pressure down the cover will turn open smoothly.
2. REUSEABLE OVERPRESSURE PLUG This device is activated
when the Vent Tube becomes plugged and excessive pressure
builds in the cooker. If you follow the directions for using the
cooker the Overpressure Plug will probably never release.
However, when activated the red center pin will move upward
releasing steam (Fig. A). Keep your head and face away from
cooker. To resume cooking, turn off the heat, cool the cooker
and open. Remove the Pressure Control and clean all vent tube
holes. Perform Vent Tube Check and review Filling Instructions.
Reset the red center pin by pushing the pin down (Fig. B). If the
Overpressure Plug is leaking, with vent tube clear, replace it.
To remove a damaged Overpressure Plug, remove red pin and
push on the black part of the valve from the top or outside of the
lid. Clean the hole in the cover with hot soapy water and rinse. To
replace, push pointed end of valve through the underside of the
cover. The word "INSIDE" will be visible from the underside of the
cover when correctly installed (Fig. C).
3. OVERPRESSURE WINDOW This feature is designed to operate
when both the Vent Tube and Over Pressure Plug are blocked.
Excessive pressure will force the gasket out of the window and
release steam. If this should happen, turn off heat and cool your
cooker with cold water and open the lid. Remove the Pressure
Control and clean all vent tube holes. Perform Vent Tube Check
and review Filling Instructions. Clean the Overpressure Plug with
hot soapy water and rinse. Do not reuse the gasket; replace
it.
4. SPRING SAFETY DEVICE
a. (4.2, 6 & 8 Qt. Models)
Located inside the lid handle the spring safety pin pushes on the
gasket to prevent the cooker from being pressurized before the lid
is closed. The lid is closed when the lid handle is directly
above the pan handle. Never cook with the lid in any other
position. Improper closure can cause the lid to be thrown
from the pan. To check the spring compression, push on the pin
with your finger to depress it and slide your finger off. The pin
should snap back to its original position. If the pin does not snap
back or is stuck, broken or missing you must replace the lid
handle.
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b. (12 & 22 Qt. Models)
Located on the outside of the lid, the spring safety pushed on the gasket to prevent the
cooker from being pressurized before the lid is closed. The lid is closed when the lid
handle is directly above the pan handle. Never cook with the lid in any other
position. Improper closure can cause the lid to be thrown from the pan. If the
spring is loose, damaged or not longer presses the gasket away from the edge of the cover,
replace it before use. First remove the gasket and, using a flat screwdriver, push on either
end of the spring to remove from slot. Fig. D. Remove the spring and clean the area. Fig. E.
Place the new spring from the outside of the lid by pushing one end of the new spring into
the slot. Next press on the side with your thumb and finger as shown in Fig. F and snap the
other end of the spring in the remaining slot. Check to make sure the spring is set by
pressing from the outside with your thumbs as shown in Fig. G
RUBBER GASKET The gasket inside the lid seals the lid 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 gasket
and test it. If it continues to leak, replace it.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
WARNING: Always use genuine replacement parts.
The use of parts not manufactured by MIRRO/ KitchenPro can cause injury!
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IDENTIFY YOUR PRESSURE COOKER
The stamp on the bottom of your pressure cooker/ canner identifies your product.
This example is for the (4.2 Qt.) Model.
Write down the capacity of your cooker, model number and date of manufacture. This information is
important for the warranty and replacement parts.
Quarts
Model
Date of Manufacture
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Ten Year Limited Warranty
Our Promise to You:
This Mirro Company product is warranted against defects in workmanship and material for a period of TEN
YEARS from the date that the product is originally purchased. If this product becomes defective within the
warranty period, Mirro will repair it or replace it.
This warranty is not applicable to the gasket and reusable overpressure plug or damage to the
product resulting from misuse, accidents or alterations to the product. MIRRO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED. Some states do not allow
the inclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply
to you.
If service becomes necessary within the warranty period, return the product, postage paid (by you), along
with description of the claimed defect, to:
MIRRO COMPANY
ATTN: Consumer Center
1512 Washington Street
P.O. Box 1330
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1330
Mirro will refund the postage and insurance charges, if any, you prepaid if the service work requested is
covered by the warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Comments, Questions, Concerns? Call Our Customer Center at 1-800-527-7727
Questions and Answers
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). he 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 REUSEABLE OVERPRESSURE PLUG AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE OPERATION?
At the start of cooking the internal pressure is low and not sufficient to activate the red center pin of the
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Overpressure Plug. 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 the Overpressure Plug is clean and the
red center pin is in the correct position. Remember to only open your cooker when the pressure is down.
If the Overpressure Plug continues to leak replace it with a new one.
WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE THE RUBBER GASKET?
The lifespan 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 body and the lid (as long as the gasket and lid are
clean and properly installed), stretch the Rubber Gasket slightly and test it again. Should the leakage
continue, replace it with a new and original one.
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 wire, check the level of food and
water (if in excess remove part of it), close the lid correctly, replace he Pressure Control and resume
cooking.
WHAT MAKES THE RUBBER GASKET STRETCH, SHRINK, SWELL OR STIFFEN?
The stretching or 'swelling' may occur when there is accumulation of grease from the food or excessive
oiling. Wash it thoroughly after each use. Stiffness or shrinkage is caused by pressure, heat and age. If
this occurs, replace with a new one.
WHEN COOLING MY PRESSURE COOKER UNDER THE WATER TAP, IT WHISTLES; IS THIS
DANGEROUS?
While being cooled under water, 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.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE PRESSURE COOKER IS OPERATING CORRECTLY?
As long as the cooker lid is closed, that is lid handle directly over pan handle and the Pressure Control is
gently rocking or jiggling you can be sure the cooker is maintaining the proper internal pressure. The
Pressure Cooker never need to be tested or adjusted for accuracy.
COOKING TIMETABLES
How to Adapt Your Own Recipes to Pressure Cooking
The recipes in this book are only a start; most foods that can be boiled, steamed, or braised are suitable
for pressure cooking. By following a few simple guidelines, you can adapt your favorite recipes for
pressure cooking.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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MEAT and POULTRY TIMETABLE
This 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 A PAN OF COLD WATER TO REDUCE PRESSURE.
Amount of Liquid
4.2 Qt.
Cooker
6/8 Qt.
Cooker
6 cups
8 cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
3 cups
4cups
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
3
cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
4 cups
5 cups
2
3
3
4
4
1
1
1
3
1
3
4
3
1
2
1
4
2
1
1
2
cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
cup
cup
1/2 cups
cups
cup
cups
cups
cups
1/2 cups
cups
1/2 cups
cups
1/2 cups
1/2 cups
1/2 cups
cups
2
4
4
5
5
1
1
2
6
1
4
5
4
2
2
2
5
3
2
2
2
3
4
1
3
3
2
cups
cups
cup
cups
cups
cups
4 cups
5 cups
2 cups
4cups
4 cups
2 1/2 cups
1/2
cups
cups
cups
cups
1/2 cups
1/2 cups
cups
cups
1/2 cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
1/2 cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
cups
1/2 cups
Meat and Poultry
Beef, Corned - 3-4 in. thick. Follow pkg. directions for
preparation for cooking.
Beef Flank Steak
Beef Heart - Remove veins. Cover with salted water 1/2 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) - 1/2 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 1/2 -3 lbs.
Chicken (fricasseed)-3-4 lbs.
Chicken (stewed) - 4-5 lbs.
Ham (shank, uncooked) - 3-5 lbs.
Ham (picnic shoulder, uncooked) - 3-6 lbs.
Ham (slices, uncooked) - 1/2 in. slice
1 in. (2.5 cm) slice
2 in. (5 cm) slice
Lamb Shoulder - 3-6 lbs.
Lamb Steak - 1/2 in. thick
Lamb Stew 1 in. pieces
Mutton (boiled) - 4-6 lbs.
Oxtails
Partridge
Pheasant
Pork Chops
Pork Shanks
Pork Shoulder - 2 1/2 in. thick
Pork Spareribs
Rabbit
Squirrel
Turkey (Same as chicken)
Veal Heart
Veal Shank
Veal Steak - 1/2 in. thick
Veal Stew - 1 in. pieces
Veal Tongue - See Beef Tongue (above)
Venison Pot Roast - 3-4 in. thick
Minutes To
Cook
at 10 at 15
Lbs.
Lbs.
60
45
45
35
60
45
6
40-50
25-30
45-50
20-25
5
30-40
20-25
35-40
15-20
60
45
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
12
15-20
25-30
35-45
35-45
5-6
9-12
12-20
35-45
9
10
45
45
12
15-20
9
35
35-40
15
12-15
20-25
45
50-60
18-20
15
30
40-50
35
40-45
12-15
10
25
30-40
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FISH and SEAFOOD TIMETABLE
FOR ALL FISH AND SEAFOOD, REDUCE PRESSURE INSTANTLY BY PLACING COOKER UNDER COLD WATER
(FAUCET).
Amount of Liquid
4.2 Qt.
Cooker
6/8 Qt.
Cooker
1 cup
2 cup
1 cup
2 cup
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
3 cups
6 cups
Fish and Seafood
Minutes to
Cook
at 10 at 15
Lbs. Lbs.
Fish Steaks - 3/4 in. thick. Season with salt and pepper. Dip in flour.
Brown in hot shortening in cooker. Place Steaks on rack. Add water.
4-6
Cover and cook.
Steamed Fish - 3/4 in. thick. Place water, sliced onion, bay leaf and
parsley in cooker. Season fish and place on rack in cooker. Cover and 3-5
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
8
discard skin. Serve with white sauce.
Shrimp - Wash shrimp. Place in cooker with water and lemon slice.
4-6
Cover and cook. Drain. Cover with cold water. Shell and clean.
Lobster Tail - Wash lobster tails. Place in cooker with water and salt.
6-8
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.
3-5
2-4
6
3-5
5-6
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FRESH VEGETABLE TIMETABLE
Compared with other cooking methods, many fresh vegetables require only about one third of the cooking
time. The timetable is a good guide, but can only 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 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
rack with water in bottom of cooker. Or, form containers of a double thickness of household aluminum foil
pressed over inverted bowl or can. When cooking in such individual containers, leave containers
uncovered and increase cooking time slightly.
Follow general directions for operation of cooker.
It is not necessary to use the rack unless specified, but if you prefer to do so, add an extra 1/4 cup of
water.
To drain cooking water from vegetables, remove cover after pressure is reduced, slip out gasket, replace
cover without gasket and you have a perfect drainer. Food cannot slip out because the cover is locked on.
FOR ALL VEGETABLES, REDUCE PRESSURE BY PLACING SOOKER UNDER COLD WATER (FAUCET).
Amount of Liquid
4.2 Qt.
Cooker
6/8 Qt.
Cooker
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
cups
cup
cup
cup
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
cups
cups
cups
cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
2 cups
3 cups
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
2 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
2 cups
1 cup
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
Fresh Vegetables
Minutes to
Cook
at 10 Lbs.
Artichoke - Wash, cut off tops and ties ends to hold shape.
15
Asparagus - Snap off tough ends. Remove scales. Wash.
2-2 1/2
Beans, Green or Wax - Wash and cut.
2-3
Beans, Lima (fresh)- Shell and wash.
2
Beets (small whole) - cut tops, leaving 1 in. steam and root. Wash.
12
Cook. Cool. Remove skin. Reheat for serving.
Beets (large, whole) - Same as small, whole beets above.
18
Broccoli - Remove large outer leaves. Cut off tough part of stalk.
2-2 1/2
Cut into strips. Wash.
Brussels Sprouts - Wash.
5
Cabbage (shredded) - Remove wilted outer leaves. Quarter
2-3
cabbage and shred into thin strips.
Cabbage (wedges) - use medium size head. Cut in 2 or 3 in.
5-8
wedges. Remove core.
Cabbage, Red (shredded) - Remove wilted outer leaves. Quarter
5
cabbage and shred into thin strips.
Carrots (sliced) - Wash and scrape. Slice or cut in strips.
2 1/2
Carrots (small whole) - Wash and scrape.
4
Cauliflower (flowerets) - Cut off stem and leaves. Break into large
2-3
flowerets. Wash.
Cauliflower (whole) - Cut off stem and leaves. Remove center
core, leaving only enough to keep flowerets from falling off. Cook on 6-8
rack.
Celery - Separate stalks. Wash well. With a knife, pull off tough
3-5
fibres. Slice.
Corn (on the cob) - Remove husks and silk. Wash. Cook on rack.
5
Corn (whole kernel) - Remove husks and silk. Wash. Cut off cob. 3
Egg Plant - Wash, pare and cut into 1/2 or 1 in. cubes. Cook at once
3
to prevent discoloration.
Kale or Collards - Wash well in several waters. Remove tough veins
4-6
and cut into 2 in. pieces.
Kohlrabi- Wash and peel. cut into 1/2 in. slices or 1 in. pieces.
4
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1 cup
1 1/2 cups Okra - Cut off ends and wash. Cut into 1/2 in. pieces.
3
1 cup
1 1/2 cups Onions (sliced) - Peel and slice.
3
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
1 cup
Onions (whole medium) - Peel.
1 1/2 cups Parsnips (sliced) - Peel, wash and cut into 1/2 in. slice.
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
Parsnips (halves) - Peel, wash and cut in halves. Cook on rack.
7-10
2
7
1 cup
1 1/2 cups Peas - Shell and wash.
2-3
2 cups
2 1/2 cups Potatoes (sliced) - Scrub peel and slice.
2 1/2
3 cups
4 cups
Potatoes (medium, cut in halves) - Scrub, peel and cut in halves.
8
Cook on rack.
3 cups
4 cups
Potatoes (medium, whole) - Scrub. Cook peeled or unpeeled.
Cook on rack.
2 cups
3cups
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams (quartered) - Wash, peel and quarter.
6
Cook on rack.
2 cups
3 cups
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams (halved) - Wash, peel and cut in halves
8-10
lengthwise. Cook on rack.
2 1/2 cups 3 cups
Pumpkin - Cut in large pieces. Wash. Cook. Remove pulp and mash. 8-10
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
Rutabagas and Turnips - peel and wash. Cut into 1/2 in. cubes or
5
slices.
1 cup
11/2 cups Sauerkraut
1 cup
1 1/2 cups
Spinach, Swiss Chard or Other Greens - Wash thoroughly in
several waters.
12-15
12
1
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
Squash, Acorn - Wash. Cut in half and remove seeds. Cook on rack. 6-7
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
Squash, Hubbard - Wash. Remove seeds. Cut in pieces. Cook on
rack.
8-10
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
Squash, Summer or Zucchini - Wash. Cut in pieces or slice. Cook
on rack.
2-3
1/2 cup
Tomatoes - Scald 1 min. DIp in cold water and peel.
2 1/2
Turnips - Peel and wash. Cut into 1/2 in. cubes or slices.
5
1 cup
1 1/2 cups 2 cups
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DRIED VEGETABLE TIMETABLE
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 VEGETABLE OIL TO PREVENT FROTHING. Bring up to pressure on high heat. Cook as
directed.
Alternate Method: Soak beans overnight in water to cover. Drain; add water and oil. bring up to pressure
on high heat. Cook as directed.
FOR ALL DRIED VEGETABLES, COOL COOKER NORMALLY FOR 5 MINS, THEN PLACE UNDER FAUCET.
4.2 Qt.
3 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
4 cups
Amount of Liquid
for 1 cup Vegetables
Cooker
6/8 Qt. Cooker
4 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
5 cups
Dried Vegetables
Black-eyed Peas
Great Northern Beans
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans, large
Lima Beans, small
Navy Beans (Chick-Pea)
Pea Beans
Pinto Beans
Soybeans
Minutes to Cook
at 10 Lbs.
10
20
30
20
30
25
30
20
10
35
WARNING:
DRIED VEGETABLES WILL EXPAND OR PUFF-UP DURING COOKING.
NEVER FILL COOKER MORE THAN 1/2 FULL.
OVERFILLING CAN PLUG VENT TUBE AND CAUSE RELEASE OF STEAM.
RECIPES - Beef
Barbequed Beef Short Ribs
4.2 Qt.
3 lbs
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
1 tsp
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
2 cup
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
6 lbs
3 Tbsp
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
2 cups
2 tsp
2 tsp
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
1 Tbsp
3 1/2 cup
8 servings
Ingredients
Beef Short Ribs
Bacon Drippings
Onion, sliced
Green Pepper, chopped
Catsup
Salt
Celery Seed
Brown Sugar
Lemon Juice
Dry Mustard
Water
Brown short ribs in dripping in pressure pan. Pour off excess fat.
Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over meat.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 40-50 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool pan normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Thicken sauce with 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 1/4 cup water for each cup of sauce.
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Porcupine Meat Balls
4.2 Qt.
1 lb
1/2 cup
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 10 1/oz. can
1 cup
Serves 4
6/8 Qt.
2 lbs
1 cup
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 10 1/2 oz. cans
1 1/2 cups
Serves 8
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 meat balls in pan. Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 10 minutes after control
jiggles. Cool pan normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Beef Stew
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
Dash
1/4 tsp
3 cups
1/2 cup
4
4
4-6 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
6/8 Qt.
3 lbs.
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
3 1/2 cups
1 cup
8
8
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Beefs Stew Meat - 1 inch pieces
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Water
Onions, chopped
Carrots, whole
Potatoes, medium, cut in halves
Brown beef in fat in cooker. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Add water
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Add remaining ingredients.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
Beef Pot Roast
4.2 Qt.
2 lbs.
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2
2 cups
4-5 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
6/8 Qt.
4 lbs.
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
4
2 1/2 cups
8-10 servings
Ingredients
Beef Pot Roast 2-3 in. thick
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Onions, medium, sliced
Water
Brown beef in fat in cooker
Season with salt and pepper. Add onions and water.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 45-60 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
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Flank Steak with Dressing
4.2 Qt.
1 steak
Dressing:
3/4 cup
1 apple
1 1/2 cups
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
3 Tbsp
1 1/2 cups
Serves 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
6/8 Qt.
2 steaks
Ingredients
Flank Steak (2 lbs.)
1 1/2 cups
2 apples
3 cups
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
6 Tbsp
2 cups
Serves 8
Sausage Meat
Apple, peeled and sliced
Dried bread crumbs
Onion, minced
Salt
Fat
Water
Heat sausage meat in fry pan. Pour off excess fat.
Add other ingredients.
Trim edges of steak and sprinkle salt and pepper on.
Spread dressing over flank steak, roll up loosely and tie it securely.
Brown steak on all sides in fat in cooker
Add water, cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook for 45 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes and then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
Braised Pepper Steak
4.2 Qt.
6/8 Qt.
1 (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 2 (about 3 lbs.)
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
1 4-oz. can
2 4-oz. cans
2 cups
4 cups
1
2
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
Dash
1/4 tsp
1
2
1 1/2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
1/2 cup
1 cup
Serves 4
Serves 8
Ingredients
Flank Steak - cut into 1/4 in. strips
Fat
Mushrooms
Water
Beef Bouillon Cube
Soy Sauce
Sugar
Garlic Salt
Pepper
Green Pepper - cut in 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, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper.
3. Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook for 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
4. Add green pepper strips. Cover, set control at 10 PSI 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 Carne
4.2 Qt.
1 lb.
1/2 cup
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1-2 tsp
1 1-lb. can
4-5 servings
6/8 Qt.
2 lbs.
1 cup
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2 cups
2 tsp's
1 tsp
2-4 tsp
2 1-lb. cans
8-10 servings
Ingredients
Ground Beef
Onion, chopped
Fat
Green Pepper, chopped
Canned Tomatoes
Salt
Paprika
Chili Powder
Kidney Beans, Drained (reserve liquid)
1. Brown beef and onion in fat in cooker. 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, set control at 10 PSI 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
4.2 Qt.
1 lb.
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 4-oz. can
1
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
Dash
3 Tbsp
1/2 cup
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2 4-oz cans
2
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
6 Tbsp
1 cup
8 servings
Ingredients
Beef Stew Meat - 1 in. pieces
Flour
Fat
Mushrooms, drained (reserve liquid)
Onions, medium, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Ground Marjoram
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 1/2 cups. Use 3 cups for 6/8qt. recipe. Add mushrooms, mushroom-water mixture and remaining ingredients except
sour cream to cooker.
3. Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
4. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet
5. Stir in sour cream; heat through. Serve with noodles.
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Hungarian Goulash
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
2
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2
1/2 tsp
3 cups
4
4
2
1 cup
4-6 servings
6/8 Qt.
3 lbs.
1/4 cup
3
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1
1 tsp
6 cups
8
8
4
2 cups
8-12 servings
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
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Brown beef in fat in cooker.
Add onions, salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaf, marjoram and water.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 15 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Place remaining ingredients on rack over beef.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly
7. Prepare gravy recipe.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
4.2 Qt.
2 lbs.
3 cups
4
4
4
4
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
4 lbs.
4 cups
8
6
8
8
8 servings
Ingredients
Corned Beef Brisket
Water
Carrots
Potatoes, medium, cut in halves
Cabbage wedges
Onions, small, whole
Place corned beef in cooker. Add water
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 60 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 8-10 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
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Swiss Steak with Pickled Onions
4.2 Qt.
1/4 cup
1 tsp
Dash
1 1/2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
1 10-oz. bottle
4-6 servings
6/8 Qt.
1/2 cup
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
3 lbs.
3 Tbsp
1 10-oz. bottles
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Round Steak- 1/2 in. thick
Fat
Pickled Onions, drained (reserve liquid)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Mix flour, salt and pepper.
Cut steak into individual servings; coat with flour mixture.
Brown in hot fat in cooker.
Add enough water to onion liquid to measure 1 1/2 cups. Use 3 cups for 6/8-qt. recipe. Add
onions and onion-water mixture to cooker.
5. Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook for 35 minutes after control jiggles.
6. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
Beef Vegetable Dinner
4.2 Qt.
3/4 lb.
1 Tbsp
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 1-lb can
2 cup
1 8-oz can
1/4 cup
1 cup
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 1-lb cans
4 cup
2 8-oz cans
1/2 cup
2 cups
8 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ingredients
Beef, Boneless Chuck, Tip or Round
Fat
Onion, chopped
Green Pepper, chopped
Salt
Chili Powder
Pepper
Whole Kernel Corn, drained (reserve liquid)
Corn liquid and water
Tomato sauce
Catsup
Wide Noodles, uncooked
Cut beef into 1 x 1/4 in. pieces. Brown in fat in cooker.
Add remaining ingredients and stir.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Gravy
4.2 Qt.
1 cup
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
6/8 Qt.
2 cups
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Ingredients
Broth (liquid from cooked meat)
Flour
Cold Water
1. Skim excess fat from broth. Add enough water to broth, if necessary, to measure 1 cup.
Use 2 cups for 6/8 Qt. recipe.
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.
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RECIPES - Pork
Stuffed Pork Chops
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 cups
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
6/8 Qt.
3 cups
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
4
8
3/4 tsp
Dash
1 Tbsp
1 10-oz
can
1 cup
4
servings
1 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
1 10-oz
Consommé
can
2 cups
Water
8
servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Ingredients
Bread Cubes
Butter or Margarine
Parsley, chopped
Pork Chops - 1 to 1 1/2 in. thick, with pocket cut
along side of bone.
Salt
Pepper
Fat
Brown bread cubes in butter. Mix with parsley.
Stuff chops with bread mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Brown chops in fat in cooker.
Place chops on rack in cooker. Add consommé and water.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 12-15 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Prepare gravy recipe.
Spareribs, Sauerkraut and Potatoes
4.2 Qt
2 1/2 lbs.
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
Dash
1 1-lb can
1 Tbsp
4
1 1/4 cups
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
5 lbs.
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 1-lb cans
2 Tbsp
8
3 cups
8 servings
Ingredients
Spareribs
Fat
Salt
Pepper
Sauerkraut, drained
Brown Sugar
Potatoes, medium, whole
Water
Brown ribs in fat in cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
Put sauerkraut in bottom of cooker and sprinkle with brown sugar
Place ribs and potatoes over sauerkraut. Add water.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 20 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
4.2 Qt.
3
3 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 cup
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 cup
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
3
3 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 cup
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 cup
4 servings
Ingredients
Potatoes, medium
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Ham, cooked, cubed
Onion, chopped
Butter or Margarine
Milk
1. Cut potatoes in thin slices (about 3 cups). Mix flour, salt and pepper.
2. In greased 1 1/2 quart metal or heatproof glass bowl, arrange 3 layers of potatoes and
ham, sprinkling each layer of potatoes with part of the flour mixture and dotting with
butter.
3. Pour milk over potatoes and cover bowl with foil.
4. Pour 2 cups water in cooker. Use 3 cups for 6/8-qt. recipe. Place bowl on rack in cooker.
5. Cover, set control at 10 PSI 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.
4.2 Qt.
4
1 Tbsp
1 cup
1 1-lb can
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
2 cups
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
8
2 Tbsp
2 cups
2 1-lb cans
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 cup
6 Tbsp
4 cups
8 servings
Ingredients
Pork Chops - 1/2 in. thick
Fat
Rice, uncooked
Tomatoes
Salt
Pepper
Chili Pepper
Onions, chopped
Green Pepper, chopped
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, set control at 10 PSI and bring pressure up over moderate heat. Cook 12 minutes
after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
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Chow Mein
4.2 Qt
3/4 lb.
3/4 lb.
2 Tbsp
2 cups
2
3 cups
1/2 tsp
Dash
2 Tbsp
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
1 1-lb. can
1/2 cup
1 8-oz. can
4-6 servings
6/8 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
1 1/2 lbs.
3 Tbsp
4 cups
4
6 cups
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 cup
1 cup
1/2 cup
2 1-lb. cans
1 cup
2 8-oz.cans
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Pork, cubed
Beef, cubed
Fat
Water
Onions, medium, sliced
Celery, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Cornstarch
Water
Soy Sauce
Bean Sprouts, drained
Mushrooms, sliced
Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Brown meat in fat in cooker.
Add water, onions, celery, salt and pepper.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 10 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
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 cook rice is in an uncovered mold or pan, set on a rack in cooker.
Rice Water
Long Grain Rice (regular
1 cup
or converted)
Long Grain Brown Rice 1/2
(regular)
cup
1/2
Wild Rice
cup
1.
2.
3.
4.
1 1/2
cups
1 1/2
cups
1 1/4
cups
Salt
Minutes to Cook after
Control Jiggles
1 tsp 15
1/2
tsp
1/4
tsp
35
40
Place rice, water and salt in greased 1-quart mold.
Place on rack in cooker. Add 4 cups water.
Cover; set control at 10 PSI and cook.
Reduce pressure instantly and remove rice from mold.
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RECIPES -Fish and Seafood
Fish with Sweet-Sour Sauce
4.2 Qt.
1
3
1
1
1 1/2 Cups
1 1/2 lbs.
1 tsp
Dash
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
1/3 cup
1/4 tsp
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
2
6
2
2
3 cups
3 lbs.
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
1/3 cup
2/3 cup
1/2 tsp
8 servings
Ingredients
Onions, sliced
Carrots, sliced
Bay Leaf
Parsley Sprigs
Water
Fish (haddock, pike, trout)
Salt
Pepper
Butter or Margarine
Flour
Brown Sugar
Vinegar
Salt
1. Place onions, carrots , bay leaf, parsley and water in cooker. Place fish on rack in cooker.
Season with salt and pepper.
2. Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook 2-4 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly
3. Place fish on hot platter. Force onions and carrots through a course 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 Halibut Steak
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
1 1/2 tsp
Dash
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
2 Tbsp
1/2 cup
1/4 tsp
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6/8 Qt.
3 lbs.
4 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
4 Tbsp
1/2 cup
or
1 cup
4 Tbsp
1 cup
1/2 tsp
8 servings
Ingredients
Perch or Halibut
Butter or Margarine
Salt
Pepper
Onion, chopped
Water for frozen fish
or
Water for fresh fish
Flour
Water
Salt
Cut fish into individual servings.
Brown fish in hot fat in bottom of cooker. Place fish on rack.
Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with onions. Add water
Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook for 4 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally. Remove fish and place on hot platter.
Thicken liquid with flour mixed with cold water. Stir until smooth. Add salt and parsley.
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Shrimp Curry
4.2 Qt.
1 lbs.
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 1/4 cups
1/4 tsp
Dash
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
2 lbs.
4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
2 1/2 cups
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
2 tsp
2 tsp
8 servings
Ingredients
Shrimp
Fat
Flour
Hot Milk
Slat
Paprika
Onion, minced
Curry Powder
Lemon Juice
Cook shrimp according to chart directions.
Melt fat in saucepan. Blend in flour.
Add hot milk slowly, stirring constantly.
Add remainder of ingredients and cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly.
Add shrimp and serve over cooked rice.
Shrimp Creole
4.2 Qt.
1/2 lbs.
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1
1 Tbsp
1 1-lb. can
1 8-0z. can
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
Dash
1/2 cup
1 Tbsp
1/2 cup
6 servings
6/8 Qt.
1 lb
1 cup
1 cup
2
2 Tbsp
2 1-lb. cans
2 8-oz. cans
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
Dash
1 cup
2 Tbsp
1 cup
12 servings
Ingredients
Cooked or Canned Shrimp
Onion, diced
Celery, diced
Clove Garlic, minced
Fat
Tomatoes
Tomato Sauce
Salt
Sugar
Chili Powder
Worcestershire Sauce
Red Pepper Sauce
Green Pepper, diced
Cornstarch
Water
1.
2.
3.
4.
Cook shrimp according to Directions Table.
Cook onion, celery and garlic in fat in cooker until tender but not brown.
Add tomatoes (with liquid), tomato sauce, seasonings, green pepper and shrimp.
Cover, set control to 10 PSI 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.
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RECIPES - Veal, Lamb, Poultry and Game.
Irish Stew
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
3 cups
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
4-6 servings
6/8 Qt.
3 lbs.
3 Tbsp
4 cups
2 tsp
1 tsp
2 tsp
1 cup
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Lamb Stew Meat - 1 in. pieces
Fat
Water
Salt
Paprika
Celery Seed
Onion, chopped
Turnips, sliced
Carrots, sliced
Potatoes, sliced
Parsnips, sliced
1.
2.
3.
4.
Brown lamb in fat in cooker. Add water and seasonings.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 8 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Add vegetables.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
5. Prepare gravy recipe.
Veal Scallopini
4.2 Qt.
1 1/4 lbs
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
Dash
1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
1
1
1/2 tsp
3 cups
1/2 cup
2 Tbsp
4-5 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6/8 Qt.
2 1/2 lbs
6 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
5 Tbsp
2
2
1 tsp
6 cups
1 cup
1/4 cup
8-10 servings
Ingredients
Veal Steak - 1/2 in. thick
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Fat
Clove Garlic, minced
Onion, medium, sliced
Dry Mustard
Tomato Juice
Mushrooms, sliced
Parsley, chopped
Cut veal into serving pieces.
Mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika; coat veal.
Brown veal in hot fat in cooker. Add remaining ingredients except mushrooms and parsley.
Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook 12-15 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes; then place under faucet.
Stir in mushrooms and parsley; heat through.
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Chicken Paprika
4.2 Qt.
1
1 tsp
Dash
1 tsp
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
3 cups
1
1 cup
4-6 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
6/8 Qt.
2
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
6Tbsp
1/4 cup
4 cups
2
2 cup
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Chicken - 2 1/2 - 3 lbs.
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Flour
Fat
Water
Chicken Bouillon Cube
Diary Sour Cream
Cut chicken into individual servings.
Mix salt, pepper, paprika and flour, coat chicken.
Brown in hot fat in cooker. Place on rack.
Slowly add water and bouillon cube.
Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook 12 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Stir in sour cream; heat thorough.
Fried Chicken
4.2 Qt.
1
1/4 cup
1 1/2 tsp
Dash
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
1
2 cups
4-5 serving
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
2
1/2 cup
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
1/4 cup
2
2 1/2 cups
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Chicken - 2 1/2 - lbs.
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Fat
Onion, small, cut in halves
Water
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 rack in cooker.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI 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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Hasenpfeffer (Sweet Sour Rabbit)
4.2 Qt.
1
1 1/2 cups
3 cups
3
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1
1/4 cup
3 Tbsp
1 cup
5
3-4 servings
6/8 Qt.
2
3 cups
6 cups
6
3 tsp
1 tsp
2
1/2 cup
6 Tbsp
2 cups
10
6-8 servings
Ingredients
Rabbit, domestic (2 1/2 lbs.)
Vinegar
Water
Bay Leaves
Salt
Pepper
Onion, sliced
Flour
Fat
Dairy Sour Cream
Gingersnaps, crumbled
1. Cut rabbit into individual servings. Place in shallow glass dish. Mix vinegar and water; pour
over rabbit.
2. Add bay leaves, salt, pepper and onion. Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, at least
12 hours, but no longer than 24 hours.
3. Remove rabbit from marinade; dry on paper towels. Coat with flour and brown in hot fat in
cooker.
4. Strain marinade and add 1 1/4 cups for 3-4 servings recipe. Add 2 cups for 6-8 serving
recipe.
5. Cover, set control to 10 PSI and cook for 15-20 minutes after control jiggles.
6. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes; then place under faucet.
7. Stir in sour cream and gingersnap crumbs; heat through.
Venison Pot Roast
4.2 Qt.
2 lbs.
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
Dash
2 cups
1
4-6 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
4 lbs
4 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 1/2 cups
2
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Venison Pot Roast - 3-4 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, set control to 10 PSI 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.
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RECIPES - Vegetables and Soups
Baked Beans
4.2 Qt.
1 lb
or
(2 1/2 cups)
4 cups
3 slices
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
Dash
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
2 lbs.
Ingredients
Dried Navy Beans
(4 2/3 cups)
8 cups
6 slices
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
6 Tbsp
2 tsp
2 tsp
Dash
8 servings
(Great Northern Beans)
Water
Bacon or Salt Pork, cut in 2 in. pieces
Onion, chopped
Molasses or Syrup
Brown Sugar
Dry Mustard
Salt
Pepper
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, set control to 10 PSI and cook 25 minutes after control jiggles.
5. Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Alternate Method: Soak beans in 4 cups water overnight. Use 8 cups for 6/8-qt recipe. Drain, reserving
liquid. Continue as directed in step 2.
Spicy Red Cabbage
4.2 Qt.
1/2 cup
2 Tbsp
5 cups
1 cup
3/4 cup
1 tsp
1/2 cup
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
1 cup
1/4 cup
10 cups
2 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 tsp
2/3 cup
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 cup
8 servings
Ingredients
Raisins
Bacon Fat, Butter or Margarine
Red Cabbage, shredded
Apples, sliced
Onions, chopped
Mixed Spices, tied in wet cheesecloth
Water
Salt
Pepper
Sugar
1. Place all ingredients in cooker.
2. Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
3. Remove spices.
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Hubbard Squash
4.2 Qt.
2 cups
1/2 tsp
Dash
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
4 cups
1 tsp
Dash
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
8 servings
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 Plate
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 cups
1 small
1/2 lb
4
1 small
1 tsp
3 Tbsp
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
1 cup
1 large
1 lb
8
1 large
1 1/2 tsp
6 Tbsp
8 servings
Ingredients
Water
Cauliflower, broken into large flowerets
Green Beans, cut in halves
Carrots, medium, quartered and cut lengthwise
Bunch Broccoli, stems cut in quarters
Salt
Browned Butter
1. Put water in cooker with rack.
2. Place vegetables on rack. Season with salt.
3. Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 2-3 minutes after control jiggles. Reduce pressure
instantly.
4. Arrange vegetables on large serving plate. Serve with hot browned butter.
Vegetable Soup
4.2 Qt.
1 1/2 lbs
1 small
1 tsp
Dash
1 1/2 qt.
1/2 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1/2 cup
4 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
6/8 Qt.
3 lbs
1 medium
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 1/2 qt.
1 cup
2 cups
2 cups
1 cup
8 servings
Ingredients
Soup Meat and Bones
Onion, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Water
Carrots, sliced
Canned Tomatoes
Green Beans, cut up
Celery, diced
Place soup meat and bone, onion, salt, pepper and water in cooker.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 50 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Remove bone and meat. Strain broth. Return broth and meat only to cooker.
Add vegetables
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 5 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet. Sprinkle with chopped
parsley.
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Chicken Gumbo
4.2 Qt.
2 1/2 lbs
1/4 cup
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
1/4 cup
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 1/4 cups
3 cups
1 tsp
1 cup
3/4 cup
4 servings
6/8 Qt.
3 1/2 lbs
1/4 cup
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
4 Tbsp
1/2 cup
2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
2 1/2 cups
5 cups
2 tsp
2 cups
1 1/2 cups
8 servings
Ingredients
Chicken
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Fat
Onion, chopped
Parsley, chopped
Pimento, chopped
Tomatoes
Water
Salt
Okra
Rice, cooked
1.
2.
3.
4.
Cut chicken into pieces for serving and dredge in flour, salt and pepper.
Brown well in cooker with onion in hot fat.
Add parsley, pimento, tomatoes, water and salt.
Cover, set control on at 10 PSI 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 5 minutes.
Clam Chowder
4.2 Qt.
1/4 lb
1/2 cup
1 tsp
Dash
2 1/2 cups
1 1-lb. can
1 cup
1 6 1/2-oz. can
4-6 servings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6/8 Qt.
1/2 lb
1 cup
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
4 cups
2 1-lb. can
2 cups
2 6 1/2-oz. cans
8-12 servings
Ingredients
Salt Pork, diced
Onion, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Water
Tomatoes
Potatoes, diced
Clams
Cook and stir salt pork in cooker until pork is crisp. Pour off excess fat.
Add onion, salt, pepper, water, tomatoes (with liquid) and potatoes. Break up tomatoes.
Cover, set control at 10 PSI and cook 6 minutes after control jiggles.
Cool cooker normally for 5 minutes, then place under faucet.
Add clams (with liquid). Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with
thyme.
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CANNING
CAUTION: Pressure can only in models with selective control (5, 10, 15 lbs.) only. Do not try to
can in single-control model.
WARNING: Read instructions for ordinary pressure cooking before you attempt to use your
cooker or canner for canning.
General Tips for Pressure Canning
The U.S. Department of agriculture recommends pressure canning as the only safe way to can meats, fish,
poultry, and all common vegetables. Fruits and plain tomato products may be canned by the hot-waterbath method, but pressure canning them will save time and energy.
Use a water bath canner for pickles, jams and jellies. Do not blanch in a pressure canner. Use a blancher
or covered pot with a suitable basket.
To can mixtures of foods (soups, stews, etc) use the time required for the ingredient with the longest
processing time. Sometimes it is better to can ingredients separately (meat and vegetables, for example)
and then combine them to heat for serving.
Before canning for the first time, follow this procedure to get familiar with how your canner operates:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Pour 2 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar in canner.
Close cover and place control on vent tube at 10lbs. pressure
Heat on high until control jiggles
Turn down heat so that control rocks gently. Note the heat setting on your range that
maintains this level
5. Remove from heat and let the caner cool until pressure is fully down.
Note: At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase pressure by 5 lbs.
How to Pressure Can in Glass Jars
CAUTION: Use only standard jars intended for home canning. These jars will have
manufacturer's name molded in the glass. Never use jars from commercial food products.
1. Check jars and lids for nicks, chips, cracks, or sharp edges. Discard any imperfect jars and
lids.
CAUTION: Use only NEW metal lids (used with metal screw bands).
2. Wash jars and lids thoroughly in hot soapy water. Rinse.
3. Keep jars covered with hot water until filled. You need not sterilize jars for pressure
canning. Place metal lids in hot or boiling water as directed by manufacturer.
4. Select fresh, firm (not overripe) product. Sort according to size and ripeness.
5. Wash and prepare food according to chart directions (see canning pages).
6. Pack food into jars.
Most foods may be packed raw. Pack raw foods tightly because raw foods shrink during
processing. Food may also be pre-heated or partially cooked before packing. Pack hot food
fairly loosely.
7. Finish filling jar with syrup, water or juice, allowing adequate head space according to chart
(see canning pages). Add salt (if desired) according to chart.
8. Insert blade of plastic spatula down sides of jar to release any trapped air bubbles.
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9. Wipe rim of jars clean and close lids according to manufactures directions.
10. Place rack in canner and add recommended amount of hot water for hot pack. For cold
pack use room temperature water.
Add 1 tablespoon vinegar or 1 teaspoon cream of tartar to help prevent water stains in
canner.
11. Set jars on rack in canner. it is all right if sides of jars touch each other.
Note: 22-quart canner is furnished with two flat racks for stacking halfpint or pint jars. Place one rack in bottom of canner and the other
between tiers of jars.
12. Close canner. Make sure that canner is properly closed, with grips on lid
directly over grips on pan.
13. With pressure control OFF, heat on high until steam comes out of vent
tube. Let steam vent for 10 minutes.
14. After venting, place control on vent tube using a hot pad at correct pressure according to
the chart.
15. When control jiggles vigorously, reduce heat so that control rocks or jiggles gently.
CAUTION: Prevent drafts from blowing over canner and avoid turning heat up and
down. This can cause uneven pressure and can cause liquid to be forced out of
jars.
16. Process according to time given in charts. Count processing time from the time the control
starts to jiggle vigorously.
17. When processing time is completed, turn off heat. Let canner cool.
CAUTION: Do not fast-cool by setting canner in water or by running water over
the canner. Never lift control to release pressure.
It takes about 35-40 minutes for pressure to drop in a smaller cooker filled with
jars, and 45 minutes to an hour in a large canner with a full load.
18. When pressure is fully down, remove control. Carefully remove cover.
WARNING: Escaping steam can scald you and the pressure control may be hot.
Protect your hands with pot holders or oven mitts and tilt cover so steam escapes
away from you.
To test if pressure is down, gently nudge control. If you see steam spurting out, pressure is
not yet down. Let canner continue to cool.
Note: You may hear a hissing noise when control is nudged. If you also see steam spurt
out, pressure is not down. If you do not see steam, the hissing is air entering the canner.
19. Using a jar lifter, remove jars from canner. Set jars on a cooking rack or on several
thickness of cloth.
CAUTION: Never set hot jars on a cold or wet surface. The jars may break.
20. Complete seal if jars are not self sealing. If any liquid boiled out during processing, seal jar
as is. Do not add liquid, as that would require reprocessing. Fruits and vegetables not
covered by liquid may turn dark, but they will not spoil.
21. Let jars cool. Keep jars out of drafts, and upright.
22. After 12 hours. Remove screw bands from jars with metal lids. If a screw band does not
easily come off, cover it for one minute with a hot damp cloth. This will expand the metal
slightly and usually permit the band to be removed. If the band cannot easily be removed,
leave it on.
CAUTION: Never force screw bands off. You might break the seal.
23. Examine jars for leaks and test seal. For a metal lid, test the seal by tapping with a
teaspoon. A clear ring is a sign of a good seal. If a lid is curved down and does not move
when tapped, that is also a sign of a good seal.
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WARNING: If a jar leaks or is not sealed, use the contents promptly or reprocess
within 24 hours with new lids for the full recommended processing time.
24. Wipe jars with a damp cloth, dry and label with contents and date. Store in a cool dry
place.
CAUTION: Do not permit contents to freeze. The liquid will expand and may break the jar.
Pressure Canning Charts
Canner
size
Amount of
Water In
Canner
Jar Capacity of Canner
Half
Pint
Pint,
Reg.
Pint,
Wide
Mouth
Quarts
8 Qt.
2 Qt.
8
6
5
-
12 Qt.
2 1/2 Qt.
13
10
8
7
22 Qt.
2 1/2 Qt.
36*
20*
16*
7
Add extra pint of water to canner if processing less than
full capacity.
*If jars are stacked and an additional rack is used
between stacks.
Amount of Salt for Canning Vegetables and Meats
Jar Size
Salt
Half Pint (8 oz.)
1/4 tsp
Pint (16 oz.)
1/2 tsp
Quart (32 oz)
1 tsp
*Vegetables and meats can be canned successfully with
or without salt
HOW TO CLOSE JARS: FOLLOW LID MANUFACTURER'S DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.
Use a flat metal lid with sealing compound and a metal screw band, which fits any
standard mason jar.
1. Fill jar. Wipe rim clean.
2. Place lid in hot or boiling water, according to manufacturer's
directions.
3. Put new lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass.
4. Screw metal band on tight by hand. Do not use a wrench. Over
tightening will cause lids to buckle.
5. This jar is self sealing. Do not tighten after jar is removed from canner.
CAUTION: DETECTING SPOILAGE
A leaking jar or a bulging lid may be a sign of spoilage. Look for "off" odor or color. Never taste food you
think has spoiled. Throw it away. Also it is possible for food to contain botulism without showing any signs
of spoilage, so boil non-acid vegetables and meats for ten minutes before tasting and reboil leftovers food
before serving.
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Pressure Canning Meat and Fish
All meat and fish should be thoroughly cooled and cleaned before canning. REDUCE PRESSURE
NORMALLY.
FOOD
Minutes To Cook
After Control
Jiggles
Pint
Quart
Jars
Jars
Pounds
Pressure
Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork
Precook meat until medium done or until pieces when cut show almost
no pink at center. Cut in pieces. Add salt. Pack. Fill with liquid within 1
in. from top. Adjust lids. Process.
75
90
10
Pork Chops, Ham
Fry meat until brown. Add salt. Pack. Fill with liquid to within 1 inch
from top. Adjust lids. Process
75
90
10
Chicken (with bones)
Precook disjointed chicken with liquid until medium done. Add salt.
Pack. Fill with liquid to within 1 inch from top. Adjust lids. Process
65
75
10
Chicken (without bones)
Precook disjointed chicken with liquid until medium done. Remove
bones. Add salt. Pack. Fill with liquid to within 1 inch from top. Adjust
lids. Process
75
90
10
Chicken (fried)
Fry disjointed chicken in hot fat until it is lightly browned. Add salt.
Pack. Fill with liquid to within 1 in. from top. Adjust lids. Process.
65
75
10
20
25
10
Rabbit, Duck, Turkey - Follow directions for Chicken.
Soup Stock
Cook soup stock. Skim fat and remove bones. Pour hot into containers,
to within 1/2 inch from top. Adjust lids. Process.
Fish (except Salmon)
Cut fish in pieces. Precook. Remove bones and skin if desired. Add salt.
Pack to within 1 in. from top. Add 2 Tbsp salad oil to tuna. Adjust lids.
process.
Salmon
Slowly pour hot water on fish, being careful not to break the skin.
Scrape gently until skin is white and clean. Wipe dry. Cut, leaving
backbone in. Add salt. Pack to within 1 in. from top. Adjust lids.
Process.
110
10
110
10
At altitudes of 1,000 feet or higher, use 15 lbs. instead of 10 lbs. pressure.
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Pressure Canning Vegetables
FOOD
Minutes to Cook
After Control
Jiggles
Half Pint
Quart
& Pint
Jars
Jars
Pounds
Pressure
Asparagus
Wash. Grade. Trim off scale. Cover with boiling water. Cook 2 minutes.
Pack hot, cover with liquid. Or pack raw and cover with boiling water.
Leave 1/2 in. head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
30
40
10
Beans, Lima (fresh)
Shell. Grade. Bring to a boil. Pack hot and cover with water. Or pack
raw and cover with boiling water. Leave 1 in. head space in pints. Leave
1 1/2 inches in quarts. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
40
50
10
Beans, String or Wax
Wash. String. Cut in pieces. Boil 5 minutes. Pack hot. Cover with boiling
liquid. Pr pack raw and cover with boiling water. Leave 1/2 in. head
space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
20
25
10
Beets
Wash. Retain 1 in. of the stem. Cook in canner with 1-1 1/2 cups water
at 15 lbs. for 6 minutes. Cool canner under faucet. Open canner. Cover
beets with cold water. Slip off skins. Cut into 1/2 in. slices. Pack in jars.
Cover with fresh boiling water leaving 1 inch head space. Add salt.
Adjust lids. Process.
30
30
10
Carrots
Scrape. Slice or cut as desired. Boil for 5 minutes. Pack. Cover with hot
liquid, leaving 1 inch head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
25
30
10
Corn (whole kernel)
Remove husks. Cut kernels from cob. To each quart of corn, add 1 pint
of boiling water and 1 tsp of salt. Boil 1 minute. Pack loosely and cover
with water. Or pack raw loosely and cover with boiling water. Leave 1
in. head space. Add salt, Adjust lids. Process.
55
85
10
Greens
Can only very fresh tender greens. Wash carefully. Remove tough
stems. Boil in small amount of water. Pack loosely. Cover with hot
liquid. Leave 1 in. head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
70
90
10
Mushrooms
Trim and soak in cold water 10 minutes. Wash. Cut large ones in half.
Cook gently 15 minutes. Pack hot and cover with boiling water. Leave
1/2 in. head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
45
-
10
Okra
Wash and trim. Cook 1 minute. Cut into 1 in. lengths. Pack hot and
cover with boiling water. Leave 1 in. head space. Add salt. Adjust lids.
Process.
25
40
10
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Peas (fresh Blackeye, Cowpeas, Blackeye Beans)
Shell and wash. Bring to boil. Drain. Pack loosely and cover with boiling
water. Or pack raw loosely and cover with boiling water. Leave 1 1/2 in.
head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
45
40
10
Peas (green)
Shell. Use only young, fresh peas. Bring to a boil. Pack loosely and
cover with boiling water. Or pack raw loosely and cover with boiling
water. Leave 1 in. Head space. Add salt. Adjust lids. Process.
40
40
10
35
40
10
65
80
10
Sauerkraut
Heat well-fermented sauerkraut to simmering. Pack hot and cover with
hot juice. leave 1 inch head space. Adjust lids. Process.
10
15
5
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Wash Squash. Do not pare. Cut into small pieces. Boil 2-3 minutes.
Pack hot ad cover with boiling liquid. leave 1 inch head space. Add salt.
Adjust lids. Process.
30
40
10
Sweet Potatoes
Wash. Boil until skins slip off easily. Cut in pieces. For wet pack, pack
and cover with boiling water. Leave 1 inch head space. Add salt. For dry
pack, Pack cooked pieces and add no salt or liquid. Leave 1 inch head
space. Adjust lids. Process.
65(wet)
65(dry)
90(wet)
95 (dry)
10
10
Potatoes
Wash, pare and cut into 1/2 in. cubes. or use whole 2 1/2 inch in
diameter. Boil cubes 2 minutes; whole potatoes 10 minutes. Drain.
Pack and cover with boiling water. Leave 1 in. head space. Add salt.
Adjust lids. Process.
Pumpkin or Hubbard Squash
Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Cook until tender. Pack hot. Leave 1
inch head space. Adjust lids. Process.
Tomatoes
See fruit chart
Reduce pressure normally.
At altitudes of 1,000 feet or higher use 15 lbs. instead of 10 lbs. pressure.
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Pressure Canning Fruits
Fruits may be processed either in a boiling water bath or in a pressure canner. When using pressure
method, time processing very carefully because fruits are easily overcooked. To keep peeled fruit from
darkening before it is packed, place it in water to which ascorbic or citric acid has been added. These
products may be obtained at drug or grocery stores. Follow package directions, or drop fruit in a solution
of 1 gal. water, 2 tbsp salt and 2 tbsp vinegar. REDUCE PRESSURE NORMALLY.
FOOD
Minutes to Cook
After Control
Jiggles
Pounds
Pressure
Half Pint
& Pint
Jars
Quart
Jars
Apples
Wash, pare and core and cut in pieces. Pack. Fill with syrup to within
1/2 inch from top. Or precook 3 minutes in syrup. Pack and add syrup.
Adjust lids and process.
8
8
5
Applesauce
Cook applesauce (NOT IN PRESSURE COOKER) pack within 1/4 in.
from top. Adjust lids. Process.
8
10
5
Apricots and Nectarines
Wash. Pack whole or halve and pit. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch
from top. Adjust lids. Process
10
10
5
Berries (except Strawberries)
Wash. Stem. Pack. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch from top. Adjust
lids. Process.
8
8
5
Cherries
Wash and stem. Pit. Pack. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch from top.
Adjust lids. Process.
10
10
5
Figs
Wash. Leave stems on. Boil for 2 minutes. Prepare a thin syrup with
this water and boil figs in it for 5 minutes. Pack. Add 1 2/2 tsp lemon
juice per pint or 1 Tbsp per quart. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch
from top. Adjust lids. Process.
10
10
5
Grapes
Wash and stem. Fill with syrup to within 1 1/2 inches from top. Adjust
lids. Process.
8
8
5
Peaches
Wash dip peaches in boiling water, then cold water. Remove skins. Cut
in halves and remove pits. Pack. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch from
top. Adjust lids. Process.
10
10
5
Pears
Wash. Peel. Halve and core. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch from top.
Adjust lids. Process.
10
10
5
Pineapple
Slice and peel. Remove eyes and core. Boil 5-10 minutes in medium
syrup. Pack. Fill with syrup to within 1/2 inch from top. Adjust lids.
Process.
15
15
5
Plums
Wash. prick skins. Fill with syrup within 1/2 inch from top. Adjust lids.
10
10
5
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Process.
Rhubarb
Wash. Cut in pieces. Pack. Add syrup to within 1/2 inch from top. Or
cook rhubarb sauce (NOT IN PRESSURE COOKER) and pack. Adjust
lids and process.
5
5
5
Strawberries
Wash and stem. Boil gently 3 minutes with 1/2 cup sugar for each
quart of fruit. Let stand overnight. Bring quickly to boil. Pack to within
1/2 inch from top. Adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath, not under
pressure - 15 minutes for pints and quarts.
15
15
Tomatoes
Scald 1/2 minute. Place in cold water. Remove skins. Quarter. Add
salt. Pack Tightly. Or bring peeled and quartered tomatoes to a boil
and then pack to within 1/2 inch of top. Adjust lids. Process.
25
25
10
Tomato Juice
Cook tomatoes and put through food press. Season and bring to boil.
Fill jars to within 1/4 inch from top. Adjust lids. Process.
20
20
5
Reduce pressure normally.
At altitudes of 1,000 feet or higher use 15 lbs. instead of 10 lbs. pressure.
NOTE: It is recommended that home canned tomato products have acid added as part of the
preservation process. The most common acid to add is bottled lemon juice, not fresh. Add one
tablespoon per pint or two tablespoons per quart. This should be added to the jar before adding
the tomatoes.
How To Make Syrup
Adding syrup to canned fruit helps to retain its flavor, color and shape. It does not prevent spoilage of
these foods. The following guidelines for preparing and using syrups offer a new "very light" syrup, which
approximates the natural sugar content of many fruits. The sugar content in each of the five syrups is
increased by about 10 percent. Quantities of water and sugar to make enough syrup for a canner load of
pints or quarts are provided for each syrup type.
Preparing and using syrups.
Syrup
Type
Very
Light
Approx. %
Sugar
10
Measures of Water and Sugar
For 8 Half- Pint, 7 Pint or 4 Quart Load
Cups
Cups
Fruits commonly packed in syrup*
Water
Sugar
Approximates natural sugar level in most fruits and adds
6 1/2
3/4
the fewest calories
Very sweet fruit. Try a small amount the first time to see
5 3/4
1 1/2
if your family likes it.
5 1/4
2 1/4 Sweet apples, sweet cherries, berries, grapes.
Light
20
Medium
30
Heavy
40
5
3 1/4
Tart apples, apricots, sour cherries, gooseberries,
nectarines, peaches, pears, plums
Very
Heavy
50
4 1/2
4 1/4
Very sour fruit. Try a small amount the first time to see if
your family likes it.
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*many fruits that are typically packed in heavy syrup are excellent and tasteful products when packed in
lighter syrups. It is recommended that lighter syrups be tried since they contain fewer calories from added
sugar.
Procedure: Heat water and sugar together. Bring to a boil and pour over raw fruits in jars. For hot packs,
bring water and sugar to boil, add fruit, reheat to boil, and fill jars immediately.
Other sweeteners: Light corn syrups or mild flavored honey may be used to replace up to half the table
sugar called for in syrups.
CANNING PROBLEMS
Problem: Liquid is lost from jars.
Causes and Remedies:
1. Jars are packed too full or too tight.
When food and liquid are boiled, they expand. If there is not sufficient room, liquid will be
forced out.
Leave adequate head space of 1/2"- 1" as recommended in the chart.
2. Air bubbles are trapped in jar.
When food begins to boil, air bubbles will force liquid out of the jar.
Before closing jar; run a plastic spatula down the sides of the jar to release any trapped air.
3. Pressure is allowed to fluctuate during processing.
If heat is adjusted up and down frequently, it may cause sudden changes in pressure,
which may force liquid out of jars.
After control starts to jiggle, adjust heat so that the control gently rocks. Avoid frequent
adjustments.
4. Pressure is reduced too rapidly after processing.
If pressure is rapidly reduced, such as by running cold water over the canner, or nudging
the control frequently, the pressure in the canner may drop more quickly than the pressure
in the jars, and liquid may be forced out of the jars.
Allow canner to cool normally to room temperature. After 25-35minutes (for a small
cooker) or 40-45 minutes (for a large canner), check pressure by nudging control.
Problem: Canning jars break.
Causes and Remedies:
1. Commercial food product jars rather than home canning jars are used.
Use only canning jars intended for home canning.
2. Damaged jars are used.
Old jars may have invisible cracks. Jars may be damaged in shipping. Carefully inspect jars
before using.
3. Jars are placed directly in canner without rack.
Always use rack.
4. Hot jars are set on a cold or wet surface or exposed to cold drafts.
Set jars on a cooling rack or on several thickness of cloth. Protect from drafts.
5. Jars are damaged by using a knife to release air bubbles.
Use only a plastic or rubber spatula to release trapped air.
6. Hot jars placed in cold water. Cold jars placed in hot water.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CANNING:
1. Your University Extension County home economist will also have information about home
canning.
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