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Fast Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas w/Rotel Tomatoes

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s very beneficial for our food budget that I prefer to cook dry beans. I mean, a bag of dried beans is cheap, y’all! And now that I have an Instant Pot, cooking them is super fast too. Especially black-eyed peas. Heck, I don’t even have to soak them first.

Black-eyed peas cook in only about 15 minutes with an additional 15-minute natural release time. I can put ‘em on to cook when I start supper and they’ll be ready to serve by the time we’re ready to eat!

But I wanted a little something different with our black-eyed peas. I decided to add some spicy Rotel tomatoes to them. They turned out deliciously.

The Instant Pot makes quick work of cooking dry Black-Eyed Peas. And this simple recipe has an added spicy kick from Rotel-style tomatoes. #TexasHomesteader

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Supper Made Fast: Chicken Fried Rice  

By Texas Homesteader ~

I’m a big fan of Planned Leftovers. That’s when some of the components of today’s meal were actually prepared for a completely different dish yesterday.

It’s a super-fast meal since some of the ingredients of tonight’s entrée have already been cooked.

For instance, I have leftover grilled fajita chicken and some plain long-grain rice in the fridge needing to be used.

So I’ll combine them deliciously to make a completely different meal tonight with an oriental flair. Chicken Fried Rice!

Chicken Fried Rice makes good use of leftover meat & rice to get supper on the table fast. #TexasHomesteader

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Taco Spaghetti – An Easy One-Pot Meal With A Mexican Flair

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Everyone knows that spaghetti is a simple yet delicious meal. But, you know, sometimes you want something with a little more zing.  A little something different. You know, just a little more excitement.

How about giving plain ole spaghetti a facelift? How about a taco theme for a little Mexican flair?

It sounded good to me. So I decided to give a taco-styled spaghetti idea a try.

It’s a simple dish, and the kids will love it too. I mean – spaghetti AND tacos? What’s not to love??

So if you’re after the one-pot preparation simplicity of a spaghetti supper but want to try something different, this taco spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, delicious option for your family too.

Simple one-pot meal of Taco Spaghetti is a fast meal idea, ready in only about 30 minutes. #TexasHomesteader

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3-Ingredient Instant Pot Pepperoncini Roast

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I love my Instant pot for many things. One of the biggest benefits is faster or simplified cooking in my kitchen. BUT, that simplification is bumped up even higher with this Pepperoncini roast. There are only 3 ingredients: A roast, an onion and one 16-oz jar of sliced Pepperoncini.

Let me paint you a picture:

Sear roast, sauté an onion or two, then dump an entire jar of Pepperoncini over the whole shebangie.

Simply allow the IP to cook for 35 minutes or so and BOOM! Dinner is served.

I’m not gonna lie, this is by far the easiest pot roast I’ve ever made. And it’s also RancherMan’s favorite. Here’s how it all comes together:

This is the easiest Instant Pot Pepperoncini roast recipe of all - only 3 ingredients! A roast, an onion and a jar of Pepperoncini. #TexasHomesteader

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Simple Sweetened Popcorn Recipe

by Texas Homesteader~

Time’s running out! Looking for a quick homemade gift idea? This Sweetened Popcorn was made into a sweet Christmas Trail Mix. It made for a delicious last-minute Christmas gift idea.

Although we typically gift our grands Experience Gifts these days, we still wanted something cute to present to them on Christmas day. So we decided to make an easy yet delicious edible gift for them.

I started with this sweetened popcorn treat. It was beyond easy to make. Seriousiosly, as in add 3 ingredients, boil 4 minutes and pour onto popcorn easy! Y’all aren’t gonna believe this…

Simple sweetened popcorn recipe - coat popcorn with syrup made from sugar, butter and water - Easy recipe! #TexasHomesteader

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Instant Pot Goulash – A Fast Meal That Cooks In Just 4-Minutes

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s true, I was late to the game in getting my very own Instant Pot. Oh sure, others raved about their Instant Pots, but I just wasn’t convinced.

Until I was!

Now I use my Instant Pot All. The. Time.

One of my favorite meals to make with it is Instant Pot Goulash. I mean – brown the meat, dump in the rest of the ingredients, press a button for 4 tiny minutes cook time & walk away?

Yeah, that’s my kinda cooking, y’all!

Instant Pot goulash needs only 4 minutes of pressure cooking. It's a delicious comfort-food meal made FAST! #TexasHomesteader

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Quick Meal: Simple Southwest-Style Quesadillas

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Sometimes you need to get a meal on the table quickly. Maybe it’s just been an incredibly busy day. Or perhaps unexpected company stops by.

My go-to arsenal for a quick and easy meal is to whip up quesadillas. They’re fast, they’re delicious and by golly they’re always a crowd pleaser.

If it’s early spring, Spinach Quesadillas are always delicious. And I’ve been known to use leftover meatloaf to make a Quick & Meaty Quesadilla.

But another option we absolutely love that’s also totally guest-worthy is Southwest Quesadillas. They’re filled with cheese, tender-crisp veggies, corn & black beans.

A quick yet company-worthy meal is Southwest Quesadillas. Freshly grilled veggies, corn & black beans with cheese tucked into a flour tortilla. #TexasHomesteader

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Sour Cream Substitute Made Healthier With Yogurt

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Sour cream is something I enjoy from time to time, although RancherMan’s never been a fan. I prefer sour cream on my baked potatoes instead of butter. And I enjoy sour cream topping quesadillas. There are actually lots of ways I enjoy it.

But since it’s not consumed regularly it seems a waste to buy a tub of it just to throw most of it away. And c’mon, sour cream’s a little less than healthy #amiright?

So instead I use my own homemade yogurt for a healthy substitute for sour cream.

I quickly make a healthier sour cream substitute using unflavored yogurt, lemon juice and a few seasonings. #TexasHomesteader

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