You can cook ANYTHING in an Instant Pot – but the BIG question is: How LONG do you cook it in your Instant Pot? Memorizing Instant Pot cooking times for all meats and all vegetables and all rices and beans and roasts… well, it’s pretty much impossible.
To help you out, we have these handy-dandy Instant Pot Cooking Times CheatSheets below.
Beef, chicken, ham, pork, turkey, veal – even quail and duck can be cooked in your Instant Pot. These handy charts below show how long you cook meat in your Instant Pot (cooking minutes per pound of meat).
✅ Tip: do not thicken your gravies and sauces BEFORE cooking your meat – this could cause your Instant Pot to overheat because the flour and things we use to thicken sauces sinks to the bottom of your Instant Pot and messes up how the heat is distributed.
Most dried beans Instant Pot recipes require your to soak your beans overnight first – but you don’t HAVE to soak them!
This quick video will share the fastest and easiest way to cook dried beans in your Instant Pot without soaking overnight.
Beans and Rice Cooking Times
Wondering how long to cooked dried beans and rice in your Instant Pot? These handy cooking times charts below will give all the info you need.
✅ Tip: Don’t forget, dried beans pretty much DOUBLE in volume when they’ve been soaked and cooked. Do not fill the inner pot of your Instant Pot more than half full to ensure your Instant Pot does not overflow and make a BIG mess.