Quick Cooker One-Pot Oktoberfest
With a pressure cooker, you can sear the bratwurst and steam the vegetables quickly in one pot. Get the taste of Bavaria on the table in under 30 minutes.
- 4 slices bacon
- 3 bratwurst
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 lb. (450 g) “B”-size red potatoes (about 5–7 potatoes)
- 3 medium carrots, peeled
- 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
- ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
- ½ cup (125 mL) beer (lager)
- ¼ cup (60 mL) whole grain or stone-ground mustard
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves
- 5–6 parsley sprigs
Slice the bacon into strips and quarter each bratwurst with the 8" (20-cm) Chef’s Knife. Halve and slice the onion, then quarter the potatoes. Slice the carrots on an angle into 1" (2.5-cm) pieces.
Set the Quick Cooker to SEAR and press START. Heat the oil in the inner pot for 3 minutes. Add the bratwurst pieces and brown for 2 minutes, turning once. Transfer the browned brats into the small Steamer Basket.
Add the bacon to the inner pot and cook for 3–4 minutes. Add the onion and salt and cook for 3–4 minutes. Stir in the beer, mustard, vinegar, and garlic pressed with the Garlic Press. Cook for 3–4 minutes. Press CANCEL.
Add the potatoes to the large basket and place the carrots on top. Place the small basket into the large basket, then place both baskets into the inner pot (see cook’s tip). Lock the lid and select the STEAM setting. Adjust the time to 3 minutes and press START.
When the timer is up, press CANCEL. Press the steam-release button to manually release the pressure.
To serve, transfer the ingredients from the baskets into the Large Serving Bowl. Add the remaining ingredients from the inner pot on top of the bratwurst and vegetables. Top with parsley grated with the Herb Mill.
- 8 servings
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. nutrients per serving (1 cup/250 mL): Calories 270, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 840 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 14 g
Don’t fill the large basket with too much food. The small basket should be level when nestled into the large basket.
*Safety Tip: The stainless steel inner pot will be hot during and after cooking. Use a long-handled utensil when stirring and removing food.