How I make My Local Style Hawaiian Beef Stew

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

– 1 pack of beef stew meat
– 1 can of Campbell’s tomato soup and 1 cans worth of water filled to use the excess
– 1c beef broth
– 1c water
– 1 can stewed tomatoes
– Salt/pepper to taste
– Recommended: garlic powder, Hawaiian salt and onion salt to taste
– 1 round onion
– 1 big carrot
– 2 big celery stalks
– 2 big russet potatoes

Prep work:
– Turn “sauté” on instant pot adding cooking oil to coat pot while you brown the stew meats
– Add salt, pepper and seasoning preferences to the meats
– Add the broth, water, soup and stewed tomatoes
– cut the veggies and put in a bowl to be added later
– put lid on “sealing” and high pressure cook for 20mins with no NPR (natural pressure release) manually turn the valve to “venting” when time is up
– Once lid is unlocked, open and stir then adding in the veggies
– put lid on “sealing” and high pressure cook this time for 5mins maximum with no NPR (natural pressure release) manually turn the valve to “venting” when time is up **do not cook any longer than the 5mins or meats and veggies will overcook and fall apart
– When this final cook time is done, open and stir using cornstarch to thicken as desired

About this dish:
Nothing says comfort food more than a nice pot of beef stew. Local style we love our tomato based stew with big chunks of meats and veggies especially served with hot rice. Typically “stew” in the mainland would consist more of a gravy love brown beefy taste whereas locals in Hawaii know it as a red soupy feel. “Not too sweet, not too rancid but just right.” I grew up on Campbell’s tomato soup being the best choice for this dish and that’s what I’m sticking to. Give it a try and love/subscribe my YouTube channel for more recipes.

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