I have been using pressure cookers for years now, and I still don’t understand why they are not more popular. Energy efficient and a huge time saver, pressure cookers are the go-to tool for people like me. People like me, meaning those of us who don’t have it together enough to prep slow cooker meals before work. You may have heard horror stories about exploding pressure cookers, but those issues don’t apply to modern models thanks to safety updates. I can throw some stew meat, veggies, etc. into a pressure cooker and make a terrific beef stew in under an hour, make risotto in 7 minutes or even make a quickie chicken stock. But my new favorite pressure cooker recipe is for homemade refried beans using only one pot. No pre-soaking your beans required!