Red Chile in the Pressure Cooker

While I was getting green chile this past weekend at the Farmers Market, I also picked up a bag of red chile. (So hard to resist!)

Red Chile at the Farmers Market

I wondered, since I was so busy processing the green chile, would it be possible to cook the red chile in the pressure cooker? The problem is the pressure cooker has a maximum liquid level at 8 cups. If you fill the pressure cooker with chile, it is impossible to completely cover the chile with liquid. However, since it is a pressure cooker, it seems logical to me that the steam contained in the pressure cooker should cook the chile properly.


Red Chile Experiment in the Pressure Cooker

I put 8 cups of water plus my chile, garlic, salt and pepper in my Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W  and I chose 30 minutes or the Chile/Beans setting . I like this gadget because it is a crock pot, rice cooker and pressure cooker all in one which gives me less clutter.


Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Did the experiment work? Perfectly! I pureed the chile in my blender and processed it through my ricer (see ‘red chile’ for more details and images)  It was a faster way to process red chile, the only downside was that I could only fit about half a bag in the pot so I had to go through the process twice.



One Comment:

  1. Very interesting–will have to try it. ❗️?

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