Published by PETA Staff.

What is this Instant Pot that you keep hearing about? Its many functions do the work of at least six separate appliances, and it’s perfect for creating scrumptious vegan meals. The Instant Pot functions as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, veggie steamer, sauté pan, and warming pot. It’s a necessary tool for any busy person who needs to be able to put a dinner on the table in just a couple of simple steps.

Cookbooks like The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot and The “I Love My Instant Pot” Vegan Recipe Book prove that this isn’t just a fad—it’s a cooking method that’s here to stay. Check out these delicious dishes that will inspire you to try it out:

1. Sloppy Joes

Lentils, tomatoes, a bell pepper, and vegan meat are just some of the ingredients that make these sloppy Joes so mouthwatering.

2. Potato Spinach Lentil Curry (Aloo Palak Dal)

Cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric—oh, my! This spicy Indian dish just jumped to the top of our must-cook list.

3. Jackfruit Posole

This recipe uses fun ingredients, such as hominy, red chili purée, and, of course, jackfruit. It takes just a few simple steps to make this gorgeous soup:

4. Chocolate Cake

We can’t even with this masterpiece. The garnishes alone are tear-inducingly beautiful.

5. Spinach Chana Masala (Gluten-Free)

Ginger, garlic, cilantro, and lemon are just some of the sumptuous flavors featured in this Indian dish.

6. Asian Steamed Dumplings

These dumplings are stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, shredded cabbage, carrots, and more. This dish would be a fantastic contribution to any potluck.

7. Vegan Elote, or Mexican-Inspired Corn on the Cob

This version of Mexican street corn features a delicious hemp-lime sauce. Haven’t cooked with hemp yet? Here’s another vegan hemp recipe for you.

8. Potato Adobo Tamales

Adobo is made by soaking raw food in a broth of spices. Peas, potatoes, and ancho and pasilla chilis are some of the ingredients stuffing these hearty vegan tamales.

9. Vegan Chili

Of course, vegan chili is on the list. Make a pot for the week, and you’ll be good to go.

10. Quinoa Burrito Bowl (Gluten-Free)

This quinoa burrito bowl is a great way to incorporate some veggies and protein into a quick meal.

11. Vegan Mac and Cheese

Nutritional yeast, veggie broth, and cashews help create this creamy mac ‘n’ cheese.

12. Jackfruit Curry

The versatile jackfruit is on our list of predictions for 2018’s top vegan food trends.

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