Pressure Cooking Charts

The time saved by using a pressure cooker is obviously a huge benefit, but that is secondary to how your foods taste out of the pressure cooker.

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Poultry

Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method
Chicken Bones for Stock 40 6 cups NATURAL Chicken Thigh (boneless) 4 1 cup QUICK
Chicken Breast (bone in) 6 1 cup QUICK Chicken, Whole 20 1½ cups NATURAL
Chicken Breast (boneless) 4 1 cup QUICK Chicken Game Hen (1 – 1½ lbs) 8 1 cup NATURAL
Chicken Thigh (bone in) 7 1 cup QUICK Turkey Breast (boneless, 2 – 3 lbs) 20 – 25 1½ cups NATURAL

Beef

Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method
Beef Bones for stock 40 6 cups NATURAL Meatloaf 35 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Brisket (3 1/2 to 4 lbs) 55 to 60 1 1/2 cups NATURAL Pot Roast (3 1/2 to 4 lbs) 55 to 65 2 cups NATURAL
Corned Beef Brisket 55 covered NATURAL Short Ribs 55 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Flanked Steak (1 lb) 25 1 cup NATURAL Stew Meat (1-inch cubes) 15 to 20 1 cup NATURAL
Ground Beef 5 1 cup QUICK Veal Shanks 20 to 25 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Meatballs 5 1 cup NATURAL Veal Stew Meat (1-inch cubes) 10 1 cup NATURAL

 

Pork

Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method
Baby Back Ribs 30 1 cup NATURAL Pork Chops (boneless, 1-inch) 4 to 5 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Country Style Ribs 20 to 25 1 1/2 cups NATURAL Pork Loin (2 to 2 1/2 lbs) 25 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Ground Pork 5 1 cup QUICK Pork Shoulder (2 lbs) 55 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Ham (bone-in, 5 lbs, precooked) 25 to 30 1 1/2 cups NATURAL Sausages 10 to 15 1 1/2 cups QUICK
Meatballs 5 1 cup NATURAL Spare Ribs 45 1 cup NATURAL
Pork Chops (bone-in, 1-inch) 6 1 1/2 cups NATURAL Stew Meat (1-inch cubes) 15 to 20 1 cup NATURAL

 

Lamb

Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method
Ground Lamb 5 1 cup QUICK Leg of Lamb (boneless, 3 1/2 to 4 lbs) 35 to 45 1 1/2 cups NATURAL
Lamb Shanks 30 1 1/2 cups NATURAL Stew Meat (1-inch cubes) 15 to 20 1 cups NATURAL
Meatballs 5 1 cup NATURAL

Fish & Seafood

Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method Cooking Time HIGH Pressure (minutes) Liquid Needed Release Method
Calamari 20 5 cups QUICK Mussels 4 2 cups QUICK
Clams 4 1 cup QUICK Salmon 5 4 cups QUICK
Crab Legs 4 1 cup QUICK Shrimp 2 3 cups QUICK
Fish Fillet (1-inch thick) 5 6 cups QUICK

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  1. I just purchased a Cook’s Essentials 2 quart pressure cooker. I am looking for one of your cookbooks that tell how much or how little will go into it and the cooking times. Thank You.

    1. It really depends on what brand of cooker you are using. For Cook’s Essentials pressure cookers, the slow cooker setting is low.

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