Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smoked Tasso Burgers

I have never cooked in a pressure cooker much less an Instant Pot. My first experience with this magnificent cooking tool was a great one. The Instant Pot DUO 6 quart model is amazing. Cooking a tasso roast can take some time to get tender, but with this Instant Pot it took 35 minutes to tenderize and the flavor was outstanding. I figured it would have had a boiled taste, but there was nothing but true smoked pork flavor! This is a wonderful meal, enjoy!

Smoked Tasso Burgers
by Luke

1 Tablespoon of olive oil
3 pound Smoked Jalapeno Garlic Tasso Roast
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 cups of chicken broth
Hamburger buns
Cole slaw for topping the burger
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce

Turn the Instant Pot on using the Sauté function, add oil and wait until the screen reads Hot. Once hot, add tasso roast, and brown each side of the roast for 8 minutes and remove the roast and place on plate.

Add onions and sauté until onions are translucent. Place tasso roast back into Instant Pot and sauté for another 4 minutes on each side.

After everything is browned, add chicken broth into pot and lock lid and make sure vent is closed. Press the Cancel/Keep Warm button to cancel the sauté function, now press the Meat/Soup button and cook for 35 minutes. Once timer goes off let the pot naturally release the pressure for 15 minutes.

During this time, preheat oven to 350°F. After oven is heated, place buns onto the oven rack and toast buns for 5 minutes. Remove buns from oven and spread butter.

Carefully open the lid and remove tasso roast from pot and place onto a cutting board. Slice roast into 1/2-inch slices. Place one slice onto the buttered buns and add a handful of cole slaw on top of the slice of roast and drizzle the BBQ sauce on top to add a sweet flavor.

Take one good look at it, let your brain understand what is about to happen, and enjoy!