Frugal cooking: Taco Tuesday night

United States
January 12, 2021 7:58pm CST
With plenty of pork roast left over, "Taco Tuesday" just seemed like the perfect day. I made carnitas for the filling. (This $3.77 roast has already provided six servings and I still have about half the roast remaining!) I also found a recipe for authentic Mexican rice using the Instant Pot, which was very similar to that I make with more traditional cooking methods. After the initial preparations, I set the pressure for three minutes, and a 10-minute natural release. It was perfect. I don't know how I got along without a pressure cooker!! Photo is my own.
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@RasmaSandra (38572)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Jan
Sounds good to me. Tomorrow I make my once a month grocery order and it is always hard to decide what to buy to make sure I have enough for the month but I never eat full meals and about twice a day.
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• United States
13 Jan
That's one of the reasons I make chicken or cheap pork roasts, but always to make chopped or pulled meats to add and make it stretch. I am now eating a lot more beans, rice, greens/cabbage. And the instant pot has helped me do that b/c it's so quick, easy, convenient. I also eat more eggs than before.
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@RasmaSandra (38572)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Jan
@TheSojourner eggs are at the top of my list and rice I can make good things also in my slow cooker
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• United States
13 Jan
@RasmaSandra I need to learn to do my eggs in the IP. I think that @njchicaa has made them in hers
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@Dena91 (10261)
• United States
13 Jan
That sounds really delicious.
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• United States
14 Jan
Thanks, Dena!
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@LindaOHio (55757)
• United States
13 Jan
I'm so glad you're getting so much use out of your pressure cooker.
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• United States
14 Jan
I just made two tiktok videos (parts 1 & 2) with a 15-bean soup I made. It was fun. :-) Part 1 https://www.tiktok.com/@cocogypsy/video/6917463799024897286?lang=en&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6829872403209848325&is_from_webapp=v2
Coral (like the reef) (@cocogypsy) has created a short video on TikTok with music original sound. | #cookingwithcoral #instantpot #foodporn #soup #asmr | Instant Pot 15-Bean Soup Part 1 | 20-oz. beans, soaked for 8 hours | Don't Forget to Watch Part 2 !!
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@LindaOHio (55757)
• United States
14 Jan
@TheSojourner I couldn't get the video to run????? I'll try again later.
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• United States
14 Jan
@LindaOHio Let me try again here. https://www.tiktok.com/@cocogypsy/video/6917463799024897286?lang=en&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6829872403209848325&is_from_webapp=v2
Coral (like the reef) (@cocogypsy) has created a short video on TikTok with music original sound. | #cookingwithcoral #instantpot #foodporn #soup #asmr | Instant Pot 15-Bean Soup Part 1 | 20-oz. beans, soaked for 8 hours | Don't Forget to Watch Part 2 !!
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@rakski (75046)
• Philippines
13 Jan
that looks good!! I am now starving and it will soon be lunch here
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• United States
14 Jan
Thanks. :-) Have a good day.
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@rakski (75046)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@TheSojourner I hope you are having a good day too
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• United States
15 Jan
@rakski It was just a "meh" day. I need to get out and do something.
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@LadyDuck (320065)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
I also prepared rice yesterday, but an Italian risotto, I had asparagus in the freezer and I thought that a hot risotto was a perfect lunch for a cold day. Your food always looks great.
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• United States
14 Jan
Thanks, Anna. And I'd love to eat your food. It always sounds delicious...and gourmet!
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@LadyDuck (320065)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
@TheSojourner I think that we both like to cook and we do the best not to waste money.
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• United States
14 Jan
@LadyDuck Exactly. :-)
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• United States
13 Jan
That looks bomb! I love my pressure cooker.
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• United States
14 Jan
I'm really enjoying it. Used it again tonight.
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• United States
15 Jan
@TheSojourner awesome it works great
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• United States
15 Jan
@prinzcy (14551)
• Malaysia
14 Jan
I love the plating! Look very delicious.
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• United States
14 Jan
Thank you!! :-)
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@CarolDM (110511)
• United States
13 Jan
Looks and sounds delicious.
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• United States
14 Jan
Thank you, Carol. :-)
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@Vionira (25)
13 Jan
Yummy
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• United States
14 Jan
Thanks.
@jstory07 (100558)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jan
You are doing good with that pressure cooker.
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• United States
14 Jan
I'm really enjoying it. I just made 15-bean soup in it for tonight. SO good. and fast.
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@wolfgirl569 (35570)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
It looks yummy
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• United States
14 Jan
thanks, Eva. Hug.
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@Janet357 (66466)
13 Jan
Frugal cooking when it looks just as good as an expensive meal like the ones in fine dine in restaurants. Delicious!
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• United States
13 Jan
Oh, wow! thank you for the kind compliment.
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