Instant Pot Miracle Review, recipe and giveaway plus Instant Pot Giveaway

Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes by The Editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shares a collection of recipes approved by the maker of the world's best known multi-cooker, Instant Pot. 

This title is full of international flavors including Peruvian chicken bowls with green sauce, Moroccan chicken tagine, and Indian-style lentil soup. American classics include Grown-up sloppy joes, One pot lasagna, and Chicken & wild rice soup. Even dessert is covered with Zinfandel-poached pears with cinnamon whipped cream, Chocolate-cherry croissant bread pudding and a Triple citrus cheesecake.

It is no secret that I love the Instant Pot. It's a time saver, easy to use and safe - I have yet to be impaled by food projectiles. For busy weeknights or stress free relaxing weekends, the Instant Pot takes over, freeing time for you to have a drink and sit back or take care of other family responsibilities. 

There is no better time to buy one an Instant Pot than right now as the deals are abundant. I have set out the current sales below by country.  

Amazon US shoppers: the Instant Pot IP Duo 3 quart mini, 7-in-1 is on sale for a great price of US$49. My review on this pot can be found here.

Amazon US shoppers, the Instant Pot 8 quart 7-in-1 is the subject of a Black Friday special beginning at 3 a.m. today. 

Amazon Canada shoppers the Instant Pot 6 quart 9-in-1 is just 89.99 CND which is a steal!

Amazon UK shoppers the Instant Pot 6 quart 7-in-1 is on special for £89.99,

I'm sure the sales will be plentiful this holiday season for other versions of the Instant Pot - the 6 quart 7-in-1 or 9-in-1 6 quart. Keep checking our Facebook page for updates.

One of Instant Pot's newest models is the Instant Pot DUO PLUS 6 quart 9-in-1 - an upgraded version of the IP-DUO60 that includes Smart Programs for Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Yogurt, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, and Pressure Cook with the addition of three new cooking programs. Those three new programs are the cake program to pressure cook various types of soft and moist cakes. The egg program to cook perfect eggs in just a few minutes. Lastly, the sterilize program to disinfect utensils, pasteurize milk, certain types of canning, etc. The Instant Pot just keeps getting better and better. 

Special thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sharing the German pot roast recipe that I contributed to this book - it is easy and so flavorful. HMH is also offering three copies of Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes in our contest with one grand prize winner receiving an IP-DUO 60, 6 quart 7-in-1 from Instant Pot directly. This contest is open to Eat Your Book members in the US and Canada. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter. 


German Pork Roast
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This gorgeous one-dish meal has a decidedly German accent. Flavored with onion, garlic, allspice, and caraway and served with sauerkraut, sweet-and-sour red cabbage, and applesauce, it has the hallmarks of that country's traditional cuisine.

PREP TIME 40 minutes
FUNCTION Sauté (Normal); Pressure/Manual (High, Low)
CLOSED POT TIME 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds pork loin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half lengthwise (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 6 carrots, scrubbed and trimmed (about 1 pound)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • Sweet-and-sour red cabbage
  • Applesauce

PREP Pat the pork loin dry. Mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, salt, and pepper. Apply the rub mixture to the pork. Set aside. Select sauté on the Instant Pot® and adjust to normal. When hot, add the oil. Season the potatoes and carrots with salt and pepper. Brown the potatoes and carrots in batches to add color. Remove and set aside. Sauté the red onions and garlic for a few minutes and set aside with the potatoes and carrots. Add more oil to the pot, if needed, and sear the pork well on all sides. Press cancel.

Place the sauerkraut and caraway seeds on top of the pork. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve.

COOK Select manual and cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a quick release to depressurize. Add the potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic on top. Select manual and cook at low pressure for 6 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a quick release to depressurize.

SERVE Serve pork with red cabbage and applesauce.

Excerpted from INSTANT POT MIRACLE © 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada with one grand prize winner winning a Instant Pot IP-DUO Plus60 Electric Pressure Cooker, 6 quart 7-in-1. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on January 5th, 2018.


  • heyjude  on  11/24/2017 at 2:02 AM

    Bagel-lox Strata

  • Kristjudy  on  11/24/2017 at 5:35 AM

    Hearty eggs Benedict casserole

  • DJM  on  11/24/2017 at 6:08 AM

    Eggs Benedict breakfast casserole.

  • monasli  on  11/24/2017 at 6:16 AM

    German pork roast!

  • starrie143  on  11/24/2017 at 6:57 AM

    Beef Burgundy!

  • vickster  on  11/24/2017 at 7:47 AM

    Pulled Pork with Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw

  • eileen2015  on  11/24/2017 at 7:56 AM

    Chicken and wild rice soup

  • amylou61  on  11/24/2017 at 8:11 AM

    I'd try the recipe for Pumpkin-spice steel-cut oats.

  • AGENT99  on  11/24/2017 at 8:37 AM

    Hearty eggs Benedict breakfast casserole

  • Smokeydoke  on  11/24/2017 at 11:18 AM

    Raspberry Cheesecake. My cheesecakes always crack in the oven, I'm hoping the Instant Pot takes care of that problem.

  • Lindamle  on  11/24/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Carnitas My family loves carnitas and having a quicker way to get them to the table sounds amazing!

  • Maaseelulu  on  11/24/2017 at 12:35 PM

    Philly-cheese French dip sandwiches

  • smartie101  on  11/24/2017 at 12:56 PM

    chicken and wild rice soup

  • WagnerJB  on  11/24/2017 at 2:40 PM

    Ham and Swee Corn Risotto

  • paa101  on  11/24/2017 at 3:00 PM

    The chicken tamales sound awesome!

  • LaurenE  on  11/24/2017 at 3:02 PM

    chicken and wild rice soup

  • fraserkr  on  11/24/2017 at 3:02 PM

    Bacon & egg breakfast bowl

  • matag  on  11/24/2017 at 3:18 PM

    Indian butter chicken

  • outsidereader  on  11/24/2017 at 3:37 PM

    I would like to try the Hearty eggs Benedict breakfast casserole.

  • ktwalla  on  11/24/2017 at 3:40 PM

    Hearty Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole

  • eliza  on  11/24/2017 at 4:55 PM

    Pulled pork with sweet & tangy coleslaw

  • Maefleur  on  11/24/2017 at 6:45 PM

    Eggs Benedict casserole!

  • lydiag12  on  11/24/2017 at 7:01 PM

    Definitely the soup sections!

  • rchesser  on  11/24/2017 at 9:12 PM

    Barbacoa-style shredded beef .

  • Fricky1  on  11/24/2017 at 9:17 PM

    Kitchen-Sink Pot Roast

  • thecharlah  on  11/24/2017 at 9:25 PM

    Eggs Benedict breakfast casserole

  • t.t  on  11/24/2017 at 11:26 PM

    Korean beef tacos with Sriracha slaw

  • JJWong  on  11/25/2017 at 12:19 AM

    I would love to try the chicken and wild rice soup! My sister keeps talking out the Instant Pot. I think she's dropping hints that she'd love one. If I win, I'll let her borrow it!

  • AnnaZed  on  11/25/2017 at 12:31 AM

    Breakfast sausage meatballs with maple-apricot glaze

  • contest718  on  11/25/2017 at 7:06 AM

    Breakfast sausage meatballs with maple-apricot glaze

  • schesshire  on  11/25/2017 at 9:05 AM

    barbacoa shredded beef!

  • schesshire  on  11/25/2017 at 9:06 AM

    barbacoa shredded beef!

  • FireRunner2379  on  11/25/2017 at 9:57 AM

    The Savory blue cheese appetizer cheesecake really struck my eye! I'd also like to make the Bacon-onion jam.

  • sarahawker  on  11/25/2017 at 10:46 AM

    Eggs shakshuka

  • Angryyew  on  11/25/2017 at 10:52 AM

    I'd try the Korean beef tacos first.

  • lgroom  on  11/25/2017 at 11:16 AM

    I'd be all over that German pot roast.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  11/25/2017 at 4:39 PM

    Korean beef tacos for me

  • VeryVigario  on  11/25/2017 at 6:51 PM

    French pork stew... there's a lot I'd live to try though!

  • southerncooker  on  11/25/2017 at 7:30 PM

    So many mouth watering sounding recipes but I think I'd start with Korean beef tacos with Sriracha slaw

  • cheftina888  on  11/26/2017 at 10:20 AM

    Everything sounds so good but definitely something with meat like kitchen sink pot roast beef or french pork stew. The korean beef tacos sounds awesome too.

  • PennyG  on  11/26/2017 at 1:36 PM

    I think I would try the Eggs shakshuka.

  • gallucci  on  11/26/2017 at 3:35 PM

    Can't wait to try the German Pork Roast!

  • JulesLP  on  11/26/2017 at 7:06 PM

    Barbacoa-style shredded beef

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/27/2017 at 12:45 PM

    Brazilian black bean soup

  • annmartina  on  11/27/2017 at 1:43 PM

    Butter chicken

  • sgump  on  11/27/2017 at 3:08 PM

    I'm ready to try the Indian-style lentil soup!

  • Patoliv1312  on  11/28/2017 at 6:19 AM

    Beef shank osso buco with citrus gremolata

  • dbielick  on  11/28/2017 at 8:49 AM

    Pumpkin-spice steel-cut oats

  • kmn4  on  11/28/2017 at 9:31 AM

    Asian short rib-noodle bowl

  • cher277  on  11/28/2017 at 9:48 AM

    I would love yo try Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoe Skins with a Sweet Potatoe Vinagarette.

  • infotrop  on  11/28/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Savory blue cheese appetizer cheesecake (I can't envision how a cheesecake cooks in an instant pot, but would love to give it a try)

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/29/2017 at 12:31 AM

    Spicy scallops with tomatoes over couscous

  • robynsanyal  on  11/29/2017 at 8:46 AM

    Indian-style lentil soup!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  11/29/2017 at 5:56 PM

    eggs benedict casserole

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  11/30/2017 at 1:56 AM

    I would like to make the cinnamon-spiced breakfast bake with bacon.

  • skipeterson  on  11/30/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Peruvian chicken bowls with green sauce

  • Geordia  on  12/1/2017 at 9:16 AM

    Hearty eggs Benedict breakfast casserole sounds amazing!

  • jthelwell  on  12/1/2017 at 10:31 AM

    Breakfast sausage meatballs with maple-apricot glaze (page 21)

  • KNyborg  on  12/1/2017 at 12:26 PM

    The beef shank osso buco with citrus gremolata sounds fantastic. I'd try that first!

  • cindymisho  on  12/1/2017 at 3:38 PM

    I would try the Three-cheese bacon-scallion crustless quiche first

  • Laura1  on  12/1/2017 at 7:39 PM


  • lhudson  on  12/2/2017 at 7:45 AM

    Got my pot this week, so I want to try them all.

  • Larkspur  on  12/2/2017 at 8:34 AM

    Peruvian chicken bowls with green sauce

  • lselke  on  12/2/2017 at 11:20 AM

    Pulled pork.

  • antpantsii  on  12/2/2017 at 10:00 PM

    Butter chicken

  • mpdeb98  on  12/3/2017 at 8:31 AM

    Moroccan chicken tagine

  • AnneOther  on  12/3/2017 at 8:01 PM

    I would totally try the No-Fry Refried Beans first!

  • pappaslauren  on  12/4/2017 at 9:10 AM

    Greek stuffed grape leaves

  • sdg8trgrl  on  12/4/2017 at 10:58 AM

    Weeknight chicken marsala

  • bibliophile02  on  12/7/2017 at 12:58 PM

    Chai-spiced breakfast quinoa with berries

  • Karla123  on  12/7/2017 at 6:10 PM

    Seasonal apples and cider would make an unforgettable "Honey-cinnamon applesauce."

  • EWhittlesey  on  12/10/2017 at 12:55 PM

    Crustless tomato-spinach quiche!!!!

  • Dannausc  on  12/10/2017 at 6:52 PM

    Green chile chicken dip

  • JaneRose  on  12/11/2017 at 12:56 PM

    It would be the Cajun Red Beans and Rice. I see this is the hottest appliance now. I don't think anything will ever replace my slow cooker, but I wouldn't mind tryning.

  • lauriesk  on  12/11/2017 at 1:14 PM

    I would try the Green Chili Chicken Dip.

  • ratkill  on  12/11/2017 at 1:29 PM

    coconut yogurt!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  12/11/2017 at 6:16 PM

    Chicken tamales

  • eileen2015  on  12/12/2017 at 1:00 AM

    Butter chicken

  • ljsimmons  on  12/12/2017 at 2:03 PM

    Asian short rib-noodle bowl

  • janv  on  12/12/2017 at 6:30 PM

    I saw Pumpkin-spice steel-cut oats!

  • MollyB  on  12/15/2017 at 2:36 PM

    Asian chicken sliders with pickled cucumbers & onions

  • cowlady  on  12/15/2017 at 8:05 PM

    Barbacoa style shredded beef

  • Mimmi  on  12/15/2017 at 8:30 PM

    Vegan cranberry pear cake! I would love to see how a cake turns out in the Instant Pot!

  • Julia  on  12/15/2017 at 8:46 PM

    Italian cocktail meatballs.

  • JFAdams  on  12/15/2017 at 9:17 PM

    Chai spiced breakfast quinoa with berries

  • BethFishReads  on  12/16/2017 at 4:54 AM

    Mushroom & spinach risotto (page 165)

  • ndyson  on  12/16/2017 at 6:02 AM

    German pot roast

  • jlh39  on  12/16/2017 at 7:31 AM

    Crustless tomato-spinach quiche; meat recipes (I am having trouble with timing meats in the IP)

  • Nancith  on  12/16/2017 at 8:02 AM

    Orange honey beets with parsley would be a good starting point.

  • Dmartin997  on  12/16/2017 at 8:14 AM

    I make the spinach, tomato, and feta frittata since I’ve never cooked eggs in my Instant Pot and would like to do so.

  • Mmmouthfuls  on  12/16/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Chicken Tagine!!

  • AngelaLCooks  on  12/16/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Strawberry jam

  • dusksunset  on  12/16/2017 at 1:33 PM

    Savory blue cheese appetizer cheesecake

  • RSW  on  12/17/2017 at 10:38 AM

    Italian cocktail meatballs

  • carylee  on  12/17/2017 at 4:55 PM

    Kitchen sink pot roast to go with my "Garbage Salad"

  • tennyogirl  on  12/17/2017 at 10:59 PM

    Breakfast Sausage Meatballs with maple-apricot glaze

  • love2laf  on  12/18/2017 at 7:01 AM

    German pork roast

  • RickPearson54  on  12/18/2017 at 7:40 AM

    Chicken tagine

  • KarenDel  on  12/18/2017 at 10:26 AM

    I'd like to try the Crustless tomato-spinach quiche

  • Shana.  on  12/18/2017 at 11:05 AM

    Kitchen sink pot roast!

  • artthecat  on  12/18/2017 at 1:16 PM

    Korean beef tacos!

  • HeatherLynn  on  12/18/2017 at 8:08 PM

    I would love to make the Cinnamon-spiced breakfast bake with bacon !

  • jluvs2bake  on  12/19/2017 at 4:38 AM

    I think I've got to try the Greek stuffed grape leaves this new way.

  • eboogie  on  12/19/2017 at 8:52 AM

    I'd try roasted garlic cheesy crab dip.

  • lebarron2001  on  12/19/2017 at 10:24 AM

    Cinnamon-spiced breakfast bake with bacon

  • bstewart  on  12/19/2017 at 3:18 PM

    Ham & sweet corn risotto

  • mcrimmins  on  12/19/2017 at 5:06 PM

    Kitchen Sink Pot Roast

  • krosar  on  12/20/2017 at 8:38 AM

    Butter Chicken

  • JulieG1002  on  12/20/2017 at 10:00 AM

    Morrocan Chicken Tagine

  • Cornfed23  on  12/21/2017 at 9:38 PM

    Egg Shakshuka

  • davisesq212  on  12/21/2017 at 11:16 PM

    I would try the Kitchen Sink Pot Roast

  • Lucicat  on  12/22/2017 at 12:36 AM

    Eggs Shakshuka

  • thewoobdog  on  12/22/2017 at 11:02 AM

    I'd love to try the Peruvian Chicken Bowls with Green Sauce. Yum.

  • bakeswithlove2369  on  12/23/2017 at 10:41 AM

    Barbacoa-style shredded beef

  • Signe  on  12/23/2017 at 11:30 AM

    Spicy Indian savoy cabbage

  • trudys_person  on  12/23/2017 at 7:37 PM

    Moroccan Chicken Tagine sounds good, and perfectly suited to the Instant Pot! Thank you!

  • Shelley.b  on  12/23/2017 at 9:24 PM

    Bagel and lox strata

  • BridgetL  on  12/24/2017 at 10:03 AM

    Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats, yum!

  • lushka  on  12/26/2017 at 9:27 PM

    I'd try the Italian cocktail meatballs.

  • stepspior  on  12/26/2017 at 9:44 PM

    Hearty eggs Benedict casserole

  • BINABUG  on  12/26/2017 at 10:38 PM

    I'd make the yogurt cus that stuff is super good

  • Coolcanuck  on  12/26/2017 at 10:48 PM

    I would make the German Pork Roast 1st.

  • danyellalee  on  12/27/2017 at 12:53 AM

    Barbacoa-style shredded beef

  • orchidlady01  on  12/27/2017 at 3:37 AM

    Pulled pork with sweet & tangy coleslaw and Mojo-marinated Cuban-style pork

  • klahaneridge  on  12/27/2017 at 11:36 AM

    I love the look of the coconut-lime breakfast porridge!

  • NaomiH  on  12/28/2017 at 9:17 AM

    No-fry refried beans

  • checkingitout  on  12/28/2017 at 10:08 AM

    I would try the Spinach, tomato & feta frittatas

  • jeanf  on  12/28/2017 at 10:13 AM

    Those Grown Up Sloppy Joes sound like a great after hockey meal for teens.

  • Execchef1225  on  12/28/2017 at 10:47 AM

    Chicken tamales

  • sunnydaysrule  on  12/28/2017 at 12:09 PM

    One pot instant Lasagna.

  • Berryd  on  12/28/2017 at 12:32 PM

    Grown-up sloppy joes

  • madelainelc  on  12/28/2017 at 1:03 PM

    Chicken and shrimp gumbo

  • d.oconnor  on  12/28/2017 at 1:38 PM

    Pulled pork.

  • awhitley22722  on  12/28/2017 at 4:34 PM

    i would like to try the Barbacoa-style shredded beef

  • sgrm9514  on  12/29/2017 at 6:20 PM

    Eggs shakshuka looks really great

  • pureimaginari  on  12/30/2017 at 6:40 AM

    Hearty eggs Benedict breakfast casserole!

  • Cinnamonc63  on  1/1/2018 at 11:40 AM

    I can’t wait to make the Triple Citrus Cheesecake on Page 263!

  • lascatx  on  1/1/2018 at 3:47 PM

    I think I am one of the last people on the planet to not have an instant pot. It sounds like a great option for my son who will be student teaching this spring and then teaching. Sounds like this book have many good recipes to try. need to check one out.

  • auntietina  on  1/1/2018 at 9:42 PM

    Thai green curry chicken

  • sequoia55  on  1/1/2018 at 9:55 PM

    Ham and Swee Corn Risotto

  • EmilyR  on  1/1/2018 at 11:56 PM

    Bagel-lox Strata

  • TippyCanoe  on  1/2/2018 at 12:47 PM

    Savory blue cheese appetizer cheesecake

  • Sfgordon  on  1/2/2018 at 12:47 PM

    maple vinegar glazed parsnips!

  • Aproporpoise  on  1/2/2018 at 10:39 PM

    I’d make the seafood bouillabaisse - always wanted to try it.

  • Maplita1988  on  1/4/2018 at 11:05 AM

    the Carnitas! We love carnitas here.

  • jwal902  on  1/4/2018 at 2:14 PM

    I'd like to try Pumpkin-spice steel-cut oats.

  •  on  1/4/2018 at 4:51 PM

    Just got an Instant Pot for Christmas, and anything called French Pork Stew gets my vote.

  • DanieleK  on  1/5/2018 at 10:00 AM

    Butter chicken

  • horselady57  on  1/5/2018 at 12:16 PM

    Spinach, tomato & feta frittatas!

  • Flintgold  on  1/5/2018 at 8:18 PM

    Already have a pizza recipe that my wife uses regularly but the Pizza with olive pesto and shrimp recipe sounds like it would be amazing. Only one way to find out.

  • jmay42066  on  1/5/2018 at 9:35 PM

    Beef Burgundy!

  • Harleyrdk07  on  1/5/2018 at 9:41 PM

    Chicken Tamales look so good.

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