Pressure Cooker Beef Stew
You can't go wrong with making a big pot of healthy and hearty beef stew for everyone in the family to enjoy. Personalize the dish my adding additional vegetables in the mix.
- 2 pounds beef (stew meat, chuck roast, or other cut), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin, or lard, or vegetable oil)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups water with beef base or bullion, or 2 cups beef stock
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup onions, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced or pre-prepared
- 6 carrots (about 2 cups), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 large potatoes (about 3 cups), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup peas, or celery cut into 3/4-inch pieces
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from nescopressurecooker.com
Mix flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cubed beef and roll until well coated.
Add olive oil to pressure cooker. Press “Brown” button on electric pressure cooker. The light will start flashing and display will show “0.0”. Leave lid off while browning. Mix the beef with the flour, salt and pepper.
Press ‘START/STOP‘ button to begin heating. Indicator light will stop flashing. Add beef and turn every 2 minutes until browned. When beef is browned (do not drain), add beef stock, paprika, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, onions and garlic. Place lid on cooker and turn counter-clockwise until it locks into place and Locking Pin ‘clicks’ into place.
Turn pressure regulator knob to “Pressure” or “Seal”. The set pressure button on control panel on “LOW“. Set desired cooking time by pressing the ‘LOW’ button once for each minute or hold down continuously until desired time is reached. Set to 10 minutes.
Press START/STOP button to begin cooking. Indicator light will stop flashing. Cooker will begin to count down (in minutes) and floating valve will rise after appropriate cooking pressure has been reached.
When time control reaches zero, cooker will beep 3 times and switch to the WARM setting automatically.
Press START/STOP button to make sure unit is completely off. Turn pressure regulator knob to “STEAM” or “VENT” in short bursts and allow pressure to release.
Remove lid and add remaining ingredients (carrots, potatoes, peas).
Replace and lock lid onto cooker, set to ‘Pressure’ and cook another 10 minutes on “LOW“. After cooker beeps indicating cooking time has been reached, turn off, unplug cooker from outlet.
Press START/STOP button to make sure unit is completely off. Turn pressure regulator knob to "STEAM" or "VENT" and allow pressure to release.
Enjoy your beef stew!