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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy Recipe

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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy a classic breakfast meal made even easier with the Instant Pot.

When I first got my Instant Pot 6 quart Duo I knew that I would use it to make recipes that typically took a long time to cook.

It can make Pulled Pork, Black Beans and Chicken Bone Broth in a fraction of the time that it does using traditional methods.

But I never imagined making something so simple as Sausage Gravy in my Instant Pot.

But that was until I gave it a try!

You Will Need A Pressure Cooker To Make Beef Tips Instant Pot Recipe

We also used our instant pot to make this delicious Instant Pot Roast Dinner Recipe.

Since purchasing an instant pot, it truly has changed meal time around here. I can pull together dinner in little to no time.

Seriously! I am horrible about remembering to take out meat from the freezer. Next thing I know, its an hour before dinner time and well my meat is frozen!

Since I bought an instant pot, problem solved! You can find the Instant pot on sale here.

No worries if you dont have an instant pot, you can try our delicious Crockpot Beef Tips and Rice Recipe. Its absolutely yummy as well!

How To Make Instant Pot Beef Tips And Gravy:

Season beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on all sides.

Press the SAUTE button the Instant Pot and let it heat up. Once its hot, add olive oil to pot.

Add half of the beef tips to the hot pot and saute for about 1 minute . Flip over and saute for one more minute. Remove beef tips from Instant Pot.

Repeat with other half of beef tips, adding more olive oil if needed.

Dump all beef tips back into Instant Pot and place onions and mushrooms on top. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot, loosening up all the browned bits so that you dont get the BURN message on your pot .

In a mixing bowl, mix together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning. Pour on top of beef tips, onion, and mushrooms.

Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to SEALING. Press the MANUAL button and set timer for 30 minutes.

When the timer is done, let the pressure do a NATURAL RELEASE .

Remove the lid and press the SAUTE button.

In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch together with water in a separate bowl. Pour cornstarch mixture into Instant Pot and mix well. Cook on SAUTE for a few minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken and turns into a gravy.

Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or hot noodles.

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With This Amazing Instant Pot Gravy Recipe Youll Never Run Out Again No Matter How Big Your Holiday Hoard

Gravy. Theres probably nothing more controversial when it comes to holiday foods. People have such intense feelings about it ~ theyre either set on recreating the gravy they grew up with, or maybe the stuff they grew up with was so atrocious theyre on a lifelong quest to make it right. It really is the distilled essence of the holidays: the long anticipationthe tense huddles over the bubbling potthe aroma that swims through the houseculminating in that epic moment when someone passes you the gravy boat and you get to slather it all over everything ~ how can you not be passionate about gravy?

Trouble is, with all that riding on it, gravy almost always disappoints. Its too thick, or too thin, has lumps, has no flavor, its too greasy, or.worst of all...theres not enough! Its a conundrum that nobody wants to get caught up in, so no wonder we only make gravy a couple of times a year.

But thats such a shame, because gravy makes so many everyday foods so much better. Luckily Ive figured out a way to solve these pesky problems, with the Instant Pot!

Heres what I propose: that you make a large batch of this no drippings Instant Pot gravy a day or two before any holiday meal. Then youll have extra for the big day, and plenty for leftovers, too. Once youve done that, plan to make it the rest of the year, just because you can.

How Long Is This Good For:

Instant Pot Gravy Recipe (no drippings!)
  • Serve: The gravy can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Keep the gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze: Since this is not a cream or milk-based gravy, it will freeze beautifully! I like to let it cool to room temperature and then pour it into Ziploc freezer bags. Frozen gravy will keep for about 3 months.
  • TO REHEAT: Thaw the gravy in the fridge overnight. Then heat it in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. You may need to add ¼ or so of water or broth since the freezer tends to dehydrate things a little.

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Do You Have To Use Gravy Packets Or Can You Make Homemade Gravy

No, you do not need to use gravy packets. You could add an onion soup packet to the roast while you cook it, and then make a simple gravy with the drippings. You may need to add a little more beef broth and season it to taste. The simplest way to make the drippings into gravy would be by thickening it with a cornstarch water mixture.

How To Roast A Chicken In The Instant Pot

When creating this recipe I tried so many different methods for getting the perfect juicy chicken meat, the perfect brown skin with just the right amount of caramelization, and the perfect velvety gravy with tons of flavour. Heres the BEST method for getting the perfect Instant Pot Roasted Chicken every single time:

  • Start on sauté mode. Youll be browning the chicken skin first before pressure cooking, so use a bit of olive oil and make sure your Instant Pot gets nice and hot.
  • Use a fresh or thawed chicken, not frozen. Starting with a frozen chicken wont work here. Be sure to thaw your chicken completely first, before starting this recipe, or use a fresh one.
  • Pat your chicken dry, and season generously. Patting the chicken dry before browning will ensure the skin becomes as brown and crispy as possible.
  • Brown the chicken on all sides, turning it gently. Let the skin brown nicely, turning the chicken as it browns to make sure it browns on all sides. Use a pair of tongs for this, and work carefully so you dont rip the skin.
  • Use the trivet. Cook the chicken in the Instant Pot on the trivet so the bottom of the chicken doesnt sit on the bottom of the pot. This will prevent that dreaded Burn notice, and itll prevent the bottom of the chicken from getting soggy as it cooks. The trivet also helps with easy removal.

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    Secret To A Delicious Instant Pot Gravy

    This gravy is very flavorful, thick and golden brown and can be poured over everything! What makes it so good? Its the combination of chicken and beef stock that gives it the best flavor and that lovely color.

    Using beef bone broth rather than stock will give you an even richer, more luxurious gravy. So, if you plan to make a batch for Thanksgiving or another special occasion, it is worth making some beef bone broth in the Instant Pot ahead of time. For a more intense flavor, we prefer to use chicken stock cube but you can also get pre-made chicken stock or make your own.

    Another trick is to puree the cooked onions and garlic into the gravy to retain as much flavor as possible plus, the onion starch will thicken the gravy slightly before you even add any flour.

    Note on flour roux: Finally, this easy gravy recipe doesnt use any roux and is instead thickened with flour slurry and a dollop of butter right at the end.

    Ingredients For Cooking Sausage Gravy

    Quick Brown Gravy in the Instant Pot

    *Soy Sauce: Definitely not a traditional ingredient in a classic sausage gravy, but its our little magical ingredient that will boost the savoriness and flavor complexity of the sausage gravy.

    *Milk: We like to use Whole Milk for a richer flavor and more wholesome consistency.

    *Unsalted Butter: Different brands or even different blocks of the same brand of salted butter can differ in levels of sodium, so we prefer to develop recipes using unsalted butter for more control & consistency on the dishs overall flavor profile.

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    There Are A Couple Of Things That I Think Are Important To Know About The Slurry Method

  • It is import to use cold water when mixing your slurry.
  • Stir the slurry right before adding it to the liquid. I am going to get a little science-y here. The cornstarch is actually in suspension and not dissolved in the water. It will settle out of suspension the longer it sits.
  • Add the slurry slowly to the simmering liquid, whisking constantly. As soon as the starches start to heat up, they begin to swell. If you dont stir constantly, you will end up with gelatin globs. Never good in a gravy.
  • Cook just until thickened and the starchy taste has disappeared. Starches break down the longer they are cooked. This means that your nice thick gravy will start to get thinner and thinner the longer it is on the heat. You do not want gravy soup.
  • Instant Pot Beef Tips

    We have another fabulous instant pot recipe for you to try! It is SO good! This Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe is going to have your entire family asking for more!

    Literally, everyone is going to be fighting over who gets the last drops of gravy!

    This meal is perfect for Sunday lunch but easy enough for dinner during a busy week. Trust me. Its so simple and the instant pot makes it all so fast.

    It comes together in under 20 minutes. Yes! That is less time than going to get take out and coming back home to eat it.

    This meal is truly amazing. We all love it so much and I love that it is so very simple.

    Its now on our regular menu plan rotation. Yum!

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    Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

    Instant Pot Turkey Gravy

    One of my husbands favorite comfort foods and most often requested dinners is biscuits and gravy. Sometimes I make homemade biscuits and sometimes I buy a can of refrigerated biscuits at the grocery store. But every time I make it every ounce gets gobbled up.

    I decided to try and make the gravy portion of biscuits and gravy in the Instant Pot. I combined the recipe from Completely Delicious and a few others that Ive seen around the internet. The results were a thick country style sausage gravy that tasted absolutely amazing. I liked how deep the Instant Pot inner pot was to stir and make the gravy. Usually when I make it in a frying pan on the stove it doesnt work as well to make a large batch.

    The addition of 2 slices of bacon to the gravy made it so flavorful and by pressure cooking for just a few minutes it infused all the flavors for an amazing gravy that had us licking our plates.

    You can easily double this recipe if youre serving a crowd for brunch and keep your Instant Pot on the Keep Warm setting until youre ready to serve it.

    I made this recipe this morning and it was so delicious! My kids said it was the best gravy ever. I loved how it tasted and a bonus was doing it all in one pot! No more splattering of the sausage cooking or gauging if Id added enough flour/milk/fat ratio. This was PERFECT!


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    Instant Pot Recipe Tips

    • It’s important to let the pressure release naturally. Leave it for another 20 minutes after cooking to allow it to release.
    • After 20 minutes, feel free to release the vent to release any extra steam and allow you to open the lid.
    • Don’t skip searing the beef – this helps lock in the flavor!
    • Halving the roast helps cut down on the cooking time and allows you to distribute the seasoning more evenly. This will give you a more flavorful dish.

    Can I Cook A Frozen Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot

    For this recipe, a fresh or thawed chicken works best. You can cook a frozen whole chicken but it will take significantly longer and we found a thawed or fresh chicken will cook more evenly. Also, you wont be able to pour the flavored butter under the chicken skin.

    If you want to use a frozen chicken, a dry rub would work better like in this Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipe from my friend Olena of Ifoodreal. She also shares some great tips like what to do with the bag of giblets that are stuck inside the chicken and timings for different sized frozen chickens.

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    What Do I Love About This Recipe

  • This is a one pot dish. No need to wash tons of pots and pans, everything is ready in one pot. Even searing can be done here!
  • Thanksgiving is not the same without turkey. If its just you or you are making a dinner for two, this Instant pot turkey thighs recipe is the best. Takes almost no time to make and is delicious.
  • You can use all kinds of vegetables in the recipe. Add celery, carrots or corn on a cob .
  • Along with thighs you can add turkey wings or drumsticks. They will take he same amount of time to cook.
  • Instant Pot Pork Chops And Gravy Ingredients

    How to Make Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

    Yes, this recipe is quick but the best part is you dont need any ingredients or anything super fancy for this dish. You will need:

    • Pork chops
    • Chicken broth
    • Cornstarch

    Pork chops Boneless or bone- in chops work in this recipe. The cook time and everything stays the same.

    Spices These are basic spices that I use for most of my meals. They give the meat a good flavor without being overpowering. Feel free to adjust the spices to your taste.

    Olive oil This is used to grease the inner pot. You can also use butter instead.

    Chicken broth You need a liquid in the pot to cook your pork chops. Chicken broth provides a nice flavor and makes a great gravy after.

    Cornstarch This will help thicken your broth and create the gravy after cooking. Cornstarch can be found in the baking aisle. You can also use arrowroot powder if youd like.

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    Instant Pot Turkey Thighs With Potatoes And Gravy

    Instant pot turkey thighs with potatoes and gravy is not just a delicious weekend dinner for the whole family, but also a fantastic idea for Thanksgiving! Ready in 20 minutes this dish will be perfect for holidays if you dont like turkey breast or just having a dinner for too.

    I know lots of people who prefer turkey legs over turkey breast. Its much more juicy and has much higher fat content. And what is the most important, its hard to mess up.

    How To Make Instant Pot Cubed Steak:

    Pour 1 ½ cups water, French onion soup, cream of chicken soup and packet of au just gravy mix into bottom of the Instant Pot insert. Whisk together well.Place cubed steaks into pot making sure to coat the pieces in the gravy.Close lid, turn valve to “Sealing.” Cook on Manual High pressure for 20 minutes. If you get a “burn” message, just give it a few minutes, it will eventually start cooking.

    After cooking, carefully turn valve to “Venting” . Be VERY careful of the steam that will quickly come out. Allow all of the steam to fully release before unlocking lid. Turn the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Remove the cubed steaks. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together ¼ cup water and cornstarch .Pour this slurry mixture into the gravy that is already in the Instant Pot. Whisk well to combine. Continue to whisk until gravy starts to thicken. Place cubed steaks back into the pot to warm them back up. Turn off Instant Pot. Serve cubed steak with gravy over MASHED POTATOES.

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    Can You Freeze Turkey Gravy

    Since this is a flour based turkey gravy you can freeze it. If this recipe used a lot of dairy like cream or milk it could not be frozen.

    You can freeze this gravy for up to 4 months in the freezer when it is frozen properly. Then just allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight before you plan to use it.

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