Bone Broth

Bone Broth

Ingredients

2.50 pounds assorted meat bones
2 medium carrots chopped
2 medium celery stalks chopped
1 onion halved, skin left on
2 cloves garlic skin left on
assortment of fresh herbs
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Generous pinch of whole black peppercorns
1 tsp salt

Directions

Place the bones in the inner pot, filling it about half full with bones. Add in the vegetables, herbs, apple cider vinegar, peppercorns and salt.

Fill the Instant Pot with water to 1-inch below the MAX fill line.

Make sure your sealing ring is in place on the lid. Lock the lid onto the Digi Cooker and set the pressure release valve to the “closed” position

Choose “Soup” by pressing the “menu” button and set the pressure holding time to 2:30 (2 and 1/2 hours). Press “Start” button and the cooker starts heating up and build up pressure.

Once the 2 1/2 hours is up, allow the pressure to release naturally until the floating valve drops.

Open the lid and strain the broth through cheesecloth or a strainer. Leave the broth to cool down. A broth will usually have a layer of fat on the top, and will gelatinize when thoroughly cool. Remove the fat with a spoon and discard.

The bone broth will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to five days. For longer storage, freeze 1-cube portions for easy use in recipes.

Lentil Soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½ cm cubes
2 bay leaves
2 springs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
960 ml vegetables stock
480 ml water
200 g rinsed green lentils
200 g rinsed red lentils
1 medium potato, peeled and diced into 1 cm cubes
1 tsp salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
25 g grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

Select Sauté Function and heat the oil in the inner pot.

Add the onion and carrots and sauté with the lid off for 3 minutes.

Add the bay leaves, thyme, vegetable stock, water, lentils, and potato. Stir well and ensure al ingredients are thoroughly mixed well. Press “Warm/Cancel” to cancel the function.

Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to closed. Select the Soup Function and adjust to 15 minutes.

If you like them softer, preform the Natural Release (refer to user’s manual) to release pressure; preform the Quick Release (refer to user’s manual) otherwise.